May 29, 2019 - 9:24 pm
UNLV senior Aiwen Zhu moved up 47 spots in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings to close her career at No. 58 after upsetting two top-30 players in the postseason.
Zhu and doubles partner En-Pei Huang moved up five spots to a final ranking of 75. Zhu went 30-8 this season in singles, ending her career at 103-32. Zhu and Huang went 25-8 overall and 16-3 in dual matches this season.
Zhu’s 90 career doubles wins tied her with Anna Maskaljun (2008 to 2011) for second place in program history. Huang, who will return as a senior next season, moved up to third in UNLV history with a .721 winning percentage.
TRACK AND FIELD
Sophomore Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete was named to the CoSIDA NCAA Division I Academic All-District 8 Team with a cumulative 3.94 grade-point average through two years.
A native of Oakland, California, Wilson-Perteete won the indoor and outdoor titles in the 800-meter run at the Mountain West Championships this year, and she has the nation’s top time in the event this season at 2 minutes, 2.41 seconds.
Wilson-Perteete will compete in the 800 at next week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships in Austin, Texas.