Upcoming match: San José State (8-6, 0-0 MW) at #52 UNLV (18-0, 2-0 MW)
Date: Friday, April 1
Time: 10:30 p.m. PT
Location: Fertitta Tennis Complex (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Upcoming match: San José State (8-6, 0-0 MW) at San Diego State (6-11, 0-0 MW)
Date: Sunday, April 3
Time: 12:00 p.m. PT
Location: Aztec Tennis Center (San Diego, Calif.)
San José State’s women’s tennis team plays its first Mountain West matches of the season when it visits UNLV and San Diego State this weekend.
The Rebels (18-0, 2-0 MW) enter the weekend with a No. 52 ranking and an undefeated record this season, setting a new school record for consecutive wins in a season. All but one of UNLV’s opponents this season has scored two points or less, with last week’s 4-3 win over Hawai’i the only exception.
Carol Zi Yang, the 69th-ranked singles player in the country, owns a 16-1 record this season. She has gone 10-1 at the top spot and 6-0 at No. 2. Paola Artiga (18-0), Anna Bogoslavets (15-0), Aiwen Zhu (13-2) and Iren Kotseva (10-1) join Yang as Rebels to hit the 10-win plateau this season. In doubles, Yang and Zhu form the No. 76-ranked tandem in the country and have posted an 11-2 mark thus far. The Rebels’ other regular duo of Artiga nad Kotseva own a 16-1 record.
San Diego State brings a 6-11 overall record into Sunday’s matchup. Its first conference match also takes place Friday, when it hosts Nevada. The Aztecs showed an ability to rise to the occasion by pulling off a 5-2 win over No. 48 Minnesota on March 14. Isabella Hoorn leads the Aztecs with an 8-7 dual match singles record. No player has more than one win at the top singles spot. In doubles, Kennedy Davis and Paola Diazde Regules lead the team with a 7-6 record.