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BYU campus briefs

Published: Thursday, April 14 2011 12:35 a.m. MDT

WOMEN'S TENNIS: After a 3-0 conference run last week, the BYU women's tennis team heads to San Diego to face No. 46 San Diego State and No. 43 UNLV Friday and Saturday, respectively.

BYU (9-8, 3-1) defeated Air Force, Colorado State and No. 72 Wyoming last week.

Callie Craig led the Cougars, defeating all her opponents in singles and doubles. Craig is 21-11 overall in singles and 19-9 in doubles with Megan Price.

Aubrey Paul holds a 12-3 spring record in singles and Elizaveta Ezhova has an 11-5 singles record. Ezhova hasn't lost since February, a seven-match winning streak.

SDSU (14-7, 5-0) is led by Julia Trunk with a 12-8 spring singles record. No. 69 Roxanne Ellison and Sierra Ellison are 10-5 at the No. 1 position in doubles.

No. 123 Lucia Batta leads UNLV (16-4, 5-0) with a 23-9 singles record and 17-3 doubles record with Anna Maskaljun.

BYU plays SDSU at 2 p.m. Friday and UNLV at noon Saturday.

MEN'S TENNIS: Still at the top of the Mountain West Conference, the No. 36 BYU men's tennis team hosts No. 54 New Mexico Thursday at 1 p.m. in this season's Y Game followed by an Air Force matchup at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Cougars (16-4, 3-0) wrapped up last week's play with a 5-2 win against San Diego State Saturday on the Aztecs' home courts. Prior to Saturday's victory, the Cougars took down No. 52 UNLV 5-2 Thursday in Las Vegas.

BYU is the only undefeated team in the Mountain West Conference after two weeks of conference play, having won 12 matches in row.

Junior Georgy Batrakov hasn't lost a singles match since January, continuing his 15-match winning streak with two wins against UNLV and SDSU opponents. With Thomas Shubert, Batrakov is 10-1 in doubles.

No. 110 Patrick Kawka is 26-8 in singles and teams up with Evan Urbina for a 19-9 doubles record. Urbina has the highest number of singles wins, with a 27-10 overall record.

Sophomore Spencer Smith, a Salt Lake City native, is on his own 12-match winning streak with a 20-4 singles record.

Jadon Philips plays at the No. 1 position for UNLV (12-8, 2-1) and holds a 12-7 record. With Phil Anderson, Philips has a 13-5 doubles record.

The Lobos are coming off a loss to TCU Saturday, dropping them to third place in conference.

Air Force (10-9, 0-3) will play Utah State Thursday and Utah Friday before meeting BYU Saturday for the USTA Campus Kid's Day match.

Both matches will be played at the BYU Outdoor Tennis Courts, weather permitting. Admission is free and pizza and prizes will be provided.

Spectators may park in the Y Lot parking lots south of the outdoor courts and north and south of the Indoor Practice Facility on Thursday. Parking rules will not be enforced in these lots Thursday, but will be enforced in all other A, G and Y parking lots. For Saturday's match, spectators may park in any Y Lots.

MEN'S SOCCER: In BYU's final pre-season tuneup in the United States before the PDL regular season, the Cougars defeated the Utah Valley Wolverines, 9-0.

"It was great to play at home, in front of our fans again," said head coach, Chris Watkins. "We scored some great goals and really played a beautiful game."

Eight different Cougars scored on the night, including Scott Heaton, BJ Pugmire, Garrett Gee, and Jantzen Romney in the first half. In the second half Tyler Christiansen, Jantzen Romney (2nd), Connor Bassett, Colby Bauer and Ethan Meyer added goals in the blowout, shutout. BYU dominated possession, completing 406 passes.

"The skill and support on the ball was nice to see," said Watkins. "Today was a good step in the right direction."

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