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WCC Tennis Notes

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Feb. 21, 2008

Upcoming Events

Men's

Feb. 21
Loyola Marymount at UC San Diego - 2:00 PM

Feb. 22
Gonzaga at UC Davis - 1:30 PM
Montana at Portland - 2:00 PM
Memphis at San Diego - 12:30 PM

Feb. 23
Gonzaga at Santa Clara 2:00 PM
San Francisco at Loyola Marymount - 12:00 PM
Pepperdine at Florida State - 10:00 AM
Saint Mary's at San Diego - 12:30 PM

Feb. 24
Gonzaga at Saint Mary's - 11:00 AM
San Francisco at UC Irvine - 1:00 PM

Feb. 25
Pepperdine at Florida - 12:00 PM

Women's

Feb. 21
Hawaii at San Diego - 1:00 PM

Feb. 22
UC Irvine at Loyola Marymount - 1:30 PM
San Francisco at Saint Mary's - 3:00 PM
Sonoma State at Santa Clara - 1:00 PM

Feb. 23
Gonzaga at Washington State - 6:00 PM
Nevada at Pepperdine - 11:00 AM
Saint Mary's at UC Davis - 1:00 PM
Sacramento at San Diego - 10:00 AM
UC Santa Barbara at Santa Clara - 10:00 AM

Feb. 24
Pacific at San Francisco - 1:00 PM

Feb. 26
Saint Mary's at San Jose State - 2:00 PM

Team Notes

Gonzaga Bulldogs

-Aglaya Kokurina and Rika Mehndiratta each posted individual victories on the women's side, but it wasn't enough as the Zags dropped a 5-2 decision to WCC rival Portland, on February 10th.

-The Gonzaga men dropped a 7-0 decision to local foe Eastern Washington University on February 12th.

-The men's team has picked up wins over Whitman, Whitworth, and Lewis Clark State, while the women have defeated Linfield College and Portland State so far this season.

-The men look to return to their winning ways Feb. 22-24 when they travel to the Bay Area for a trio of matches, while the women return to the court Feb. 20, when they host Eastern Washington University at the Spokane Racquet Club.

Loyola Marymount Lions

-The LMU women's team picked up their first win of the season over Texas-San Antonio, defeating the Roadrunners 6-1.

-Doubles team Pavla Mesterova and Tamara Tanner defeated the Roadrunners at the No. 1 spot while Tina Razloznik and Jasmin Heckel also picked up a doubles win at the No. 2 spot, both with a score of 8-4. The same four women, along with Bliss Nixon, picked up individual wins for the Lions.

-The Lion men suffered a 7-0 defeat at UC Santa Barbara on Sunday, after posting a 4-3 win over No. 73 BYU on Saturday.

-Jacek Twarowski, Ivan Lopez, and Renzo Maggi each claimed individual victories, while the No. 1 team of Sam Tadevosian and Maggi and the No. 2 team of Johan Berhof and Twarowski picked up wins on the doubles courts.

Pepperdine Waves

-The No. 17 women's team picked up their fourth straight victory after defeating WCC rival, San Diego 6-1, on Saturday and sweeping San Diego State 7-0 earlier in the week.

-The Waves remained perfect this season in capturing the doubles point, as all three women's teams picked up wins. Seniors Sylvia Kosakowski and Bianca Dulgheru won their ninth consecutive match with an 8-2 win, the #8 doubles team of Anamika Bhargava and Anete Bandere posted an 8-0 sweep, while Tania Rice and Jill Braverman notched an 8-5 win.

-After defeating Cal Poly 5-2 at home on February 7th, the No. 21 men's team was narrowly defeated by No. 10 Alabama, 4-3, on February 9th. The loss to Alabama marked the Wave's first home defeat in 58 straight matches.

-#22 Andre Begemann, #66 Omar Altmann, and #73 James Lemke each posted wins over the Crimson Tide in the singles competition.

Portland Pilots

-The Pilot women swept the competition last weekend, posting a 5-2 victory over Eastern Washington and a commanding 6-1 win over UC Riverside.

-Megan Sporndi, Lindsey Griffin and Jenna Tanzer not only notched singles wins in both matches, but victories in both doubles competitions as well.

-The men's team is 4-2 on the season and after three weeks off will host Montana State on Friday before traveling to Seattle to face Arkansas on Sunday.

-Sophomore Filip Zivkovic remains unbeaten in the No. 2 singles spot, posting a perfect 6-0 record against the competition.

Saint Mary's Gaels

-The Saint Mary's men's team is currently riding a five match winning streak with their most recent win over Pacific on Saturday.

-Junior Achim Christner celebrated his birthday as the only Gael to post wins in doubles and singles action against the Tigers.

-The #50 women's team posted a 6-1 win over Bay Area WCC rival Santa Clara on Sunday. The Gaels have won five of their six matches and are the only WCC team, men's or women's, to post a win over a Pac-10 team this season after a 4-3 victory at Oregon on February 8th.

-Senior Feline Charlot posted her third straight individual win at the No. 6 spot, while doubles teams Jessica Hoath and Nienke Strijbis in the No. 1 spot and Erin Young and Alex Poorta in the No. 3 position, also picked up their third straight victories.

-The women will host USF (2/22) while the men travel to USD (2/23) this weekend.

San Diego Toreros

-The USD men's tennis team improved to 3-4 on the young season with Saturday's 4-3 win over visiting Cal Poly.

-The Toreros won the all-important doubles point with wins at No. 1 and No. 2, and received singles victories from Dean Jackson, Thomas Liversage and Charl Wolmarans. Jackson's three-set victory was the deciding point for the Torero win.

-Following a 7-0 sweep of Cal State Fullerton in January, the women's team has had a tough time picking up another win after facing two top-40 ranked opponents, including WCC rival, No. 17 Pepperdine.

-Senior Helene Lindstrand has been dominating the women's singles comepetition, posting a 4-1 record at the No. 2 position.

San Francisco Dons

-The Dons move to 4-2 on the season, as the men's team posted a commanding 6-1 win over UC Davis on Monday.

-Sophomores Torin Ching and Mitch Del Rosario won a 7-4 tiebreaker in the No. 3 doubles position, giving the Dons a 1-0 lead heading to singles. Junior Falko Huettenberger claimed another victory in the No. 5 spot, taking him to a 5-1 record on the season in dual matches.

-The women's team is currently 3-3 on the season, 2-0 against WCC opponents, after recording a 5-2 win over WCC rival Santa Clara on Friday.

-Sophomore Jennifer Heinser delivered a solid 6-1, 6-1 performance in the No. 1 singles spot. Heinser is now 6-0 in dual competition this year to lead the Dons.

Santa Clara Broncos

-The Santa Clara men opened the 2008 season with a 4-2 victory over UC Santa Cruz, but have had a tough time recording a second win since then, despite strong individual performances.

-Sophomore Jay Wong posted one of two Bronco victories in the singles competition against Cal Poly on Monday to bring his season record to 5-1 in dual competition.

-The Santa Clara women's team fell 6-1 to No. 50 Saint Mary's on Sunday and are now 1-6 on the season.

-Freshman Carmen Pham won her second straight singles match to pick up the Broncos only point against the Gaels. Myra Davoudi and Lindsay McBride also earned a win in doubles, pulling out a close 8-7 victory at No. 2 doubles.