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Former Miner great Calvillo added to coaching staff

Javier Cortez
Senior Rebecca Calvillo hits a backhand slice.

This semester a familiar face will be returning to the UTEP women’s tennis team. Former Miner, Rebecca Calvillo will serve as a graduate assistant.

Calvillo played for the Miners from 2010 to 2013, compiling the second most career combined wins in school history with 151. Calvillo holds the school record for most career wins in doubles and single season doubles wins.

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Via UTEP Athletics, head coach Robert Aspillaga announced the addition of Calvillo. Along with Calvillo was the addition of Sergio Acosta, who will serve as a volunteer assistant coach. 

“I am extremely excited to have Rebeca and Sergio join our coaching staff,” Aspillaga said. “Rebeca was one of the most awarded players in the history of UTEP tennis, and her competitive background will contribute immensely to the program.”

The Miners will open the fall semester in mid September at the Midland Open.

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Javier Cortez
Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter
Javier Cortez is a staff reporter for The Prospector. He is a senior multimedia journalism major, with a minor in English Rhetoric. Javier was born and raised in El Paso, TX and before coming to UTEP in the summer of 2012, he graduated from Irvin High School, where he was a four-year varsity tennis player, a member of student council and a class officer for his graduating class. He has also worked for the El Paso Diablos as a sports information intern on their media relations team. In his spare time, Javier loves to write columns for the perspectives section in the school newspaper—whether it is sports, pop culture, religion, and society he loves to write about it. To go along with writing, Javier loves reading anything about sports, religion, and non-fiction.
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Former Miner great Calvillo added to coaching staff