No. 118 Anastasia Surkova won her ninth match in a row at SDSU despite a team loss. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- No. 27 BYU is still atop the Mountain West Conference standings despite a loss to No. 56 San Diego State on SDSU's home courts Friday.
The Cougars are now 6-1 in conference play after the 4-3 loss. SDSU is tied for second place with UNLV and TCU at 5-1 with wins from both UNLV and TCU Friday as well.
The doubles point went to BYU with wins on courts one and two, but the singles play went the Aztecs way. No. 118 Anastasia Sourkova won on court one for the ninth time in a row and Dolly Chang won on court six for the third time in a row.
Courts two through five went SDSU's way, however, to clinch the team win. BYU's Lauren Jones on court two and Kristina Doerr on court four were both up in their matches, but lost in three sets. A win on either court would have turned the tide for the blue and white.
"They outperformed us in singles," BYU head coach Craig Manning said. "We played good doubles and won the doubles point. We fought awfully hard in singles, but it wasn't enough. We're just a little down at the moment, but we'll pick ourselves up for tomorrow."
BYU will face No. 50 UNLV on Saturday in a match that could determine the outcome of the MWC regular season championship. With a win BYU would clinch at least a share of the regular season title. Saturday will be the last match of the regular season for the Cougars before the MWC Tournament.
No. 56 SAN DIEGO STATE 4, No. 27 BRIGHAM YOUNG 3
April 13, 2007
Aztec Tennis Center--San Diego, Calif.
1. #49 Anastasia Surkova/Jennifer Miccoli (BYU) def. Alesya Vidov/Milana Yusupov (SDSU), 8-5.
2. Lauren Jones/Dolly Chang (BYU) def. Eliska Krausova/Sisse Nielsen (SDSU), 8-5.
3. Holly Bagshaw/Kathryn Kitts (SDSU) def. Kristina Doerr/Sofia Holden (BYU), 9-7
Brigham Young wins doubles point
1. # 118 Anastasia Surkova (BYU) def. Alesya Vidov (SDSU), 6-3, 6-4.
2. Eliska Krausova (SDSU) def. Lauren Jones (BYU), 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-3.
3. Holly Bagshaw (SDSU) def. Chie Hayasaka (BYU), 6-1, 6-2.
4. Milana Yusupov (SDSU) def. Kristina Doerr (BYU), 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
5. Esther Cadua (SDSU) def. Sofia Holden (BYU), 6-2, 6-4.
6. Dolly Chang (BYU) def. Sisse Nielsen (SDSU), 6-4, 6-4.
Order of finish
Doubles: 2, 1, 3
Singles: 1, 3, 6, 5, 4, 2*