Anonymous | Posted: 13 Apr 2007 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Two Matches Away From Perfect Mark

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PROVO -- BYU's three-time Mountain West Conference Player of the Week Anastasia Surkova and her team will look to remain undefeated in conference play in San Diego this weekend.

BYU will face No. 65 San Diego State Friday and No. 50 UNLV on Saturday. SDSU and UNLV both hold 4-1 records in conference play and are tied for second with TCU. One win will earn BYU at least a share of the regular-season title, and two wins will ensure the regular-season championship for the blue and white.

The Cougars have won eight matches in a row and have won 15 of their last 16. The team's schedule has featured matches against 16 of the top 75 teams in the nation, and BYU currently holds a record of 9-5 against ranked teams on the season.

The Aztecs are currently 12-9 overall on the season and their only conference loss came at the hands of the Horned Frogs of TCU. SDSU's biggest win of the season was an upset over No. 31 Oregon in San Diego.

UNLV's Elena Gantcheva is the only player with more conference player-of-the-week honors than Surkova with a school record five. She is currently ranked No. 57 in the national singles polls and No. 16 with Kristina Nedeltcheva in the doubles polls.

The MWC Tournament will begin on April 25 at the Air Force Academy.

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