No. 55 W. Tennis To Open MW Play At Home Friday
April 3, 2013
SAN DIEGO -
Aztecs Open MW Play At Home Friday
The No. 55 San Diego State women's tennis team will open conference play on Friday as it faces UNLV at noon at Aztec Tennis Center. Friday's match is the first of three Mountain West showdowns featuring SDSU. Saturday, April 6, the Aztecs will take on New Mexico at noon and Sunday, April 7 will bring Boise State to the courts at 10 am.
San Diego State picked up its 11th win of the season on Monday, during its last nonconference outing against the 51st-ranked San Diego Toreros.
Scouting The Rebels
UNLV's last outing came on March 23 against SMU when the Rebels came out on top, 5-2. The 71st-ranked Rebels upset the No. 50 Mustangs by taking the doubles point and four singles matches to post the win. UNLV has not left its home court since January. The matchup against San Diego State will be the first road trip of the spring and also opens conference play for the Rebels.
As a team, UNLV is ranked 71st in the nation. The team boasts two ranked singles players in No. 32 Aleksandra Josifoska and No. 90 Lucia Batta.
Head coach Kevin Cory is in his 14th year at the head of the team. In 13 seasons, Cory has led the Rebels to a 73-17 league record and in 2011 was named the ITA Mountain Regional Coach of the Year, the second such honor of his career.
Scouting The Lobos
New Mexico is coming off a close 4-3 win over rival New Mexico State on March 30. The Lobos took an early lead by taking the doubles point but would battle in singles action to take the win. New Mexico is now 6-8 on the season and opens league play against the Aztecs on Saturday.
Erica Perkins Jasper is in her first season as head coach of the Lobos. Jasper was on the coaching staffs at Georgia Southern, William & Mary and East Lansing. Most recently, Jasper worked for USTA Player Development at its Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.
Scouting The Broncos
Boise State is coming off its seventh sweep in eight home matches after downing Lewis-Clark State, 7-0, on March 30. With the win, the Broncos moved up to 10-5 on the season and an undefeated 8-0 at home.
Beck Roghaar is in his second season at the forefront of the women's tennis team. Roghaar was a member of the men's tennis team from 2001-05 and served as an assistant coach for the men. Roghaar guided the women's team to a Western Athletic Conference runner-up finish in his first season.