The UNLV women’s tennis team, which finished undefeated in league play to earn the regular-season title, heads to Boise, Idaho, for the Mountain West Championship, slated for Thursday through Sunday.
The top-seeded Rebels (14-5, 5-0) open play at 9 a.m. Friday in a quarterfinal against the winner of Thursday’s opening-round match between No. 8 seed UNR (9-8, 1-3) and No. 9 seed New Mexico (9-10, 2-3).
This spring marked the second straight and fifth overall regular-season title in UNLV women’s tennis history, all under coach Kevin Cory. The Rebels also have won more Mountain West tournament crowns — five — than any other team.
Since the event’s inception in 2000, Cory has guided UNLV to a 32-13 mark in the tournament. The Rebels have advanced to at least the semifinals in eavery season except three, winning titles in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2013 and 2016.
The Rebels (13-9, 3-4), seeded fourth for the Mountain West Championship, face fifth-seeded UNR (15-7, 3-4) in a tournament quarterfinal at noon Thursday in San Diego. The event runs through Saturday.