(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- The Mountain West Conference announced its Men’s and Women’s Tennis 10th Anniversary Teams Thursday. Several former Cougars were honored with placements among the singles and doubles selections.
The women’s team included current assistant coach Lauren Jones and student assistant Anastasia Surkova as singles selections and Surkova and Jennifer Miccoli as one of three doubles pairs.
Jones played for BYU from 2003-2007 and was part of three MWC Championship teams. She was named to the All-MWC Team in singles all four years of her career and earned doubles honors her senior year. Jones was also undefeated at the conference tournament in 2007 season and finished with a career-best overall record of 25-13.
Surkova received the MWC Co-Player of the Year Award in her junior and senior seasons as well as All-MWC honors in both singles and doubles. She ended her career with a No. 64 national ranking.
Miccoli and classmate Surkova teamed up in doubles four years (2005-2008), racking up over 60 wins. The two were ranked as high as No. 15 in the nation and finished their senior season at No. 54. The pair defeated high-ranking opponents throughout their career, including a win over the No. 5 duo from Notre Dame in 2007.
A panel of media, institutional and conference personnel and an online fan poll selected the players.
Mountain West Women’s Tennis 10th Anniversary Team
Player School Years Played in MWC All-Conference
Lauren Jones BYU 2004-2007 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Anastasia Surkova BYU 2005-2008 2005, 2007, 2008
Iva Gersic New Mexico 2004-2006 2004, 2005, 2006
Maja Kovacek New Mexico 2003-2006 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Silvia Tornier San Diego State 2001-2003 2001, 2002, 2003
Elena Gantcheva UNLV 2005-2008 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Katarina Malec UNLV 2000 2000
Players School Years in MWC All-Conference
Anastasia Surkova/Jennifer Miccoli BYU 2005-2008 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Sandy Lukowski/Maja Kovacek New Mexico 2003-2004 2003, 2004
Ana Cetnik/Anna Sydorska TCU 2007 2007