Senior Jonathan Sanchez helped the men's tennis team to a 2-0 record against Pacific and Portland last week. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
The Top Performers of the Week feature highlights the top athletes of each sport currently in play. Check back each week to see which athletes are standing out in Cougar sports.
Jonathan Sanchez -- Men's Tennis -- Senior -- Fullerton, Calif.
After a perfect 4-0 performance on Friday, senior Jonathan Sanchez helped the Cougars to a 2-0 record against Pacific and Portland. The afternoon started with a 5-2 win over Pacific, followed by a comfortable 6-1 win over Portland. Against Pacific, BYU swept all doubles matches to gain the early lead. Jonathan Sanchez and A.J. Young wrapped up doubles play with their 8-6 victory over Mortiz Starke and Artem Gramma. Sanchez posted a tough three-set match win in singles. After a short break, BYU resumed doubles play against Portland. For the second time in one day, the Cougars swept all three matches. Sanchez remained perfect on the night after defeating Joel Kincaid 6-4, 6-2 in singles on court one.
Anastasia Surkova -- Women's Tennis -- Senior -- Moscow, Russia
Senior Anastasia Surkova and the No. 52 BYU women's tennis team recorded a series of upsets on Thursday night as it handily defeated No. 33 South Carolina 5-1. Surkova and Jennifer Miccoli clinched the doubles point for BYU, beating the No. 19-ranked duo of Gira Schofield and Ana Zubori (8-4). In singles play, Surkova's match again proved useful as she notched a victory against No. 23 Schofield, ensuring the overall win for the Cougars.
Blake Torgerson -- Baseball -- Sophomore -- Westminster, Calif.
Sophomore Blake Torgerson, a 6-5 righthander from Westminster, Calif. struck out 12 batters in seven innings of relief in a 5-4 loss at San Diego State, a contest that lasted 14 innings. Torgerson, who returned from a church mission to St. Louis, Mo., last summer, has a 2-2 record with two saves and a team-leading 2.76 earned run average. Torgerson thre 94 pitches, keeping BYU in the game as he struck out three Aztecs in order in the combined eighth and ninth innings. Torgie added another strikeout with a runner on to close the ninth to force extra innings. He logged another K to start the 10th frame, struck out the first two in the 11th, the side in order in the 12th and the final two in the 13th for 12 strikeouts.
Angeline Quiocho -- Softball -- Sophomore -- Walnut, Calif.
After a grueling 24 games on the road BYU opens their home season against South Dakota State and Utah State before heading to the Stanford Invitational II... With two games early in the week, the Cougars will play six games in the span of six days... At the UNLV Round Robin the Cougars split against Nebraska, losing the first game 2-0 and winning the second 2-1... Jessica Purcell hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, scoring BYU's only runs of the week.
Kylee Draper-Marvin -- Gymnastics -- Senior -- Payson, Utah
Senior Kylee Draper-Marvin was one of four BYU gymnasts to earn career-high scores last week in the team's last home meet of the season. Draper-Marvin took the individual title on the uneven bars and landed two career-best scores on both bars (9.850) and beam (9.800). A regular three-event competitor, Draper-Marvin helped the BYU team bolster season-highs in all four events and land 196.300. The team is currently ranked No. 30 nationally.