Kingsville - Opening up the fall portion of the 2018-19 schedule on the road, the Texas A&M-Kingsville tennis program will make the trip just up the road to San Antonio to compete in the Trinity Quad on the campus of Trinity University.

The Javelinas ended the 2017-18 spring season in the Lone Star Conference Tournament Semifinals with a 5-2 loss at the hands of eventual champion No. 14 MSU Texas.

Following the season, TAMUK ended the year as the No. 45 team in the country on the Oracle/ITA Division-II Women's Rankings and had four members named to the All-LSC honorable mention teams by way of junior Valerie Ruiz (San Antonio, Texas) and senior Phonephathep Philavong (Vientiane, Laos) on the singles team, with the No. 3 duo of junior Victoria Romanovskaia (Simferpol, Crimea, Russia) and then-senior Viviana Ortiz (Guayaquil, Ecuador) on the doubles team.

Recognized for her work with the tennis program, fifth-year head coach Autumn Williams signed a three-year contract extension and eventually had seven student-athletes earn ITA Scholar-Athlete honors later in July.

Philavong, now in her senior season, will look to guide the Javelinas on the court as she ended the year with a 16-16 overall record in singles play, including a 10-8 mark at the No. 2 singles spot. Romanovskaia anchored the top of the rotation during singles play and came away with an 11-19 overall record, while Ruiz turned in the best season between the fall and spring with a 21-9 mark and a perfect 6-0 record in LSC play, primarily at the No. 5 singles spot.

Joining the trio will be junior Stephanie Baerman (San Antonio, Texas), redshirt-senior Lisa Carvajal (McAllen, Texas), sophomore Mariana Correa (Vitoria, Brazil), sophomore Laura Montalvo(Cochabamba, Bolivia) and junior Julia Rauer (Leiselheim, Germany).

Baerman was the only other Javelina to turn in a perfect 6-0 mark in LSC play as she primarily took over the No. 6 spot for the Blue and Gold, while Rauer went 5-1 between the Nos. 3 and 4 singles.

The two newcomers on Williams' squad are Maya Donkor(McLean, Va.) and Loren Tristan (Corpus Christi, Texas). Donkur, a two-year All-Met honorable mention from the Washington Post, prepped at McLean H.S. and was a two-year singles and doubles champion for head coach Hilary Viets en route to a team conference championship.

Tristan, meanwhile, completed her prep career at Veterans Memorial H.S. after going to the state tournament in doubles as a sophomore and junior before placing third as a senior.

In San Antonio, the Javelinas will take on host school Trinity as well as perennial regional contender St. Mary's (TX) as TAMUK squared off with both during the past spring season.

The Blue and Gold bested the Tigers, 7-2, on Feb. 3, before dropping a 7-2 decision to the Rattlers to close the regular season. Ruiz was the lone Javelina to claim a win in all four iterations of competition as she paired up with Philavong in doubles play for an 8-6 win over Trinity and an 8-5 win over StMU before turning in a three-set win over both Ashley DeBauge from TU and Alex Corder from the Rattlers.

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