|Women's tennis inks a pair|
MOSCOW - If good things come in two's then Idaho women's tennis coach Tyler Neill has a lot to be excited about, as he announced the signing of Victoria and Alejandra Lozano, twin sisters from Guadalajara, Mexico. The sisters will be freshmen at Idaho this fall.
"It's nice to have two freshmen who have as much talent and experience as they do," Neill said. "Both Ale and Vicky will have an immediate impact in our lineup."
Victoria has a career-best 357 ITF junior ranking, a 1068 WTA singles ranking, and a 629 WTA doubles ranking. She was doubles champion of the Managua, Nicaragua Futures tournament, and was a semi-finalist in two other WTA doubles tournaments. She has won five ITF junior tournaments in doubles, and reached the semi-finals in singles in two ITF tournaments. Victoria holds a 34-14 career record in ITF doubles competition, and is 16-23 in her ITF career in singles.
Alejandra has a career-best 802 ITF international junior ranking and has played in many WTA tournaments. She has a win against the No. 1028 WTA player, and wins over girls with 190 and 460 ITF junior rankings. Alejandra has a 9-26 career record in ITF doubles events, and is 7-27 lifetime in ITF singles.
"Ale and Vicky have been playing extensively in ITF and WTA events and have competed at a high level," Neill said. "This year we lose four seniors, but adding Vicky and Ale will help make the transition from this season to next season much smoother. They are very excited about playing college tennis for the University of Idaho and we are thrilled that they chose to come here."
The sisters have been playing tennis since they were 8-years-old, and are coached in Mexico by Jorge Lozano, a retired professional tennis player who reached world rankings as high as No. 4 in doubles and No. 51 in singles.