March 30, 2006
Eastern Washington at San Francisco - 11:00 AM
Northern Arizona at Gonzaga - 10:00 AM
Harvard at Pepperdine - 1:00 PM
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount* - 2:00 PM
Santa Clara at Pepperdine* - 1:30 PM
Pepperdine at Hawaii - 1:00 PM
Wofford at Loyola Marymount - 1:30 PM
Sacramento State at San Francisco - 1:30 PM
Eastern Washington at San Francisco - 12:00 PM
Weber State at Gonzaga - 2:00 PM
Saint Mary's at Loyola Marymount* - 9:00 AM
Harvard at Pepperdine - 11:00 AM
Northern Arizona at Gonzaga - 9:00 AM
San Diego at Fresno State - 11:00 AM
Saint Mary's at Pepperdine* - 12:00 PM
Lewis-Clark State at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM
UC Santa Cruz at Santa Clara - 3:00 PM
Around The WCC
WCC In The ITA Rankings
The WCC is well represented once again in the most recent Fila ITA rankings released on March 2. The Pepperdine men's squad remained at the No. 2 spot behind Georgia, the only team that has defeated the Waves this season. The Pepperdine women's team remained the top ranked WCC squad, remaining at No. 8. San Diego is the only other conference program to have teams ranked in the ITA listing, with the men's squad being ranked at No. 39 and the women's team listed at No. 49. Pepperdine has three men's players ranked in the top-66, with Scott Doerner remaining the highest ranked WCC player at No. 4. Pedro Rico and Ivor Lovrak are also ranked, checking in at No. 19 and No. 66, respectively. San Diego's Pierrick Ysern rounds out the WCC players in the singles listing at No. 53. In the doubles ranking, Doerner and Andre Begemann remained the top-ranked duo, with the tandem of Rico and Lovrak listed at No. 28. Ysern and Torero teammate Thomas Liversage are ranked No. 19. Pepperdine's Bianca Dulgheru is the highest ranked WCC women's competitor at No. 27, while San Diego's Emma Murphy checked in at No. 42. Aude Lambert became the first Saint Mary's player to ever earn a singles ranking, moving into the No. 124 slot. Three women's duos were ranked in the doubles listing, with Pepperdine's Merve Asimgil and Sylvia Kosakowski listed at No. 22, while teammates Eva Dickes and Dulgheru were ranked No. 25. San Diego's Murphy and Lauren Perl round out the WCC rankings at No. 57.
LMU's Sanchez Reaches 400 Win Mark
LMU women's tennis Head Coach Jamie Sanchez recorded his 400th career dual match victory when the Lions handed Cornell a 6-1 defeat on March 24. Sanchez is just the second coach in WCC history to reach the 400-win mark, and he is the second coach in LMU athletics history to reach the milestone, following Lion softball coach Gary Ferrin.
WCC Against Non-Conference Foes
The WCC has had success against non-conference competition so far this season, with the eight men's squads combining to post a 58-55 mark against opponents from other leagues. WCC squads have gone 5-1 against teams from the ACC, 7-0 against squads from the Ivy League, and 10-7 against teams from the WAC.
Pepperdine Tandem Remains In Top Spot
The Pepperdine doubles duo of Scott Doerner and Andre Begemann held onto the No. 1 ranking in the ITA listing released on March 21. The tandem has posed a 19-1 record at the No. 1 doubles position in dual matches, and is currently on a 10-match winning streak.
WCC Championships Slated For April 21-23
The WCC Tennis Championships return to the Bay Area in 2006, with the women's tournament being held at Santa Clara University and the men's event slated to be held on the campus of Saint Mary's College. The Pepperdine's men's program has claimed 15 straight conference titles, while the Waves' women's squad will be aiming for its fourth straight WCC Crown.
WCC Team Notes
- The Gonzaga men's team snapped an 11-match skid with a 5-1 win over Idaho to wrap up the Boise State Invitational on March 25. The women's team fell to 2-13 following losses to WCC rivals Portland, Saint Mary's, and San Francisco in Moraga.
- Five singles players posted wins as the Zags topped Idaho for the second time this season at the Boise State Invitational. Marco Pineda notched Gonzaga's only points in losses to Nevada and Wichita State, winning a pair of matches at the No. 4 singles spot.
- Emily Anderson continued to lead Gonzaga, as the sophomore recorded wins at the No. 1 singles position against both San Francisco and Portland. Erica Moldenhauer notched her first collegiate victory with a win at the No. 4 spot against the Pilots.
- The Gonzaga men host Northern Arizona (4/1), while the women host Weber State (3/31).
Loyola Marymount Lions
- The LMU men's team wrapped up its March homestand with three straight wins before capturing two-of-three duals on the road in Utah. The women's team recorded a 5-2 win over UC Santa Barbara on March 29.
- Reyniere Roxas improved to 10-7 in dual matches at the No. 3 singles position after winning his last five dual match contests. Roxas recorded points for LMU against Gonzaga, Princeton, Dartmouth, Utah State, and Weber State.
- Head women's coach Jamie Sanchez recorded his 400th career win when the Lions upended Cornell on March 24. Sanchez became just the second WCC coach to reach the 400 mark, joining Pepperdine's Gualberto Escudero.
- The LMU men host WCC rival Santa Clara (4/1), while the women's squad will also host a WCC foe in Saint Mary's (4/1).
- Pepperdine's No. 2 ranked men's squad continued to roll, posting five straight wins to close out the month of March with a 21-1 dual match record. The No. 8 ranked women's team was edged by No. 1 ranked Stanford on March 29, 4-3, to fall to 14-3.
- Scott Doerner has posted a 15-4 mark at the No. 1 singles position so far this season, and ascended to a WCC-high No. 4 singles ranking on March 21. Doerner has also teamed with Andre Begemann to form the No. 1 ranked doubles duo in the nation.
- The Pepperdine women have gotten outstanding production out of the No.4 and No. 5 spots, posting a combined 27-5 record. Natalie Braverman has gone 10-1 at the No. 4 position, while Eva Dickes has recorded an 11-1 mark at the No. 5 spot.
- Pepperdine's men's team will host Harvard (4/1) and Santa Clara (4/2), and the women's squad will take on Harvard (4/1) and Saint Mary's (4/2) at home.
- Portland's men's squad split four matches at the Boise State Invitational, recording wins over Nevada and Idaho State to finish in 11th place. The women's team knocked off Gonzaga, 4-3, before falling to USF and Saint Mary's in Moraga.
- Matthew Loucks reeled off three straight victories at the No. 1 singles spot at the Boise State Invitational, earning points against Texas-Arlington, Nevada, and Wichita State to even his record to 8-8 at the top singles slot.
- Anna Gullickson clinched the win over Gonzaga with a straight set triumph at the No. 6 position. Gullickson also teamed with Jenna Tanzer to post a victory at the No. 3 doubles spot.
- Both Portland squads will have the weekend off before resuming the season next week.
Saint Mary's Gaels
- Saint Mary's men's team fell to Fresno State, 6-1, on March 22, while the women's team notched victories over Gonzaga, Portland, and Eastern Washington to improve to 8-5.
- Yury Platonov posted Saint Mary's only win against Fresno State, earning a three-set victory at the No. 4 singles spot.
- Aude Lambert became the first Saint Mary's women's player to earn a national singles ranking, when she was listed at No. 124 in the ITA rankings on March 21. Lambert has recorded a 9-3 mark at the No. 1 singles position, and is 9-2 in dual match doubles competition.
- Saint Mary's men's team has the weekend off before hosting Nevada (4/8), while the women's squad will travel to face WCC foes Loyola Marymount (4/1) and Pepperdine (4/2) this weekend.
San Diego Toreros
- San Diego's No. 39 ranked men's team closed out a recent homestand with three straight wins to improve to 11-5 on the season, while the No. 49 ranked women's squad has won six of its last seven dual matches.
- Pierrick Ysern and Thomas Liversage continued to ascend in the doubles rankings, checking in at a season-high No. 19 in the ITA listings. The duo recorded wins against Dartmouth and San Diego State to wrap up the month of March.
- Emma Murphy stretched her dual match winning streak to nine after wins at the No. 1 singles position against Wisconsin, Kansas State, and LMU. The No. 42 ranked Murphy has not dropped a match since February 5 against Sacramento State.
- San Diego's men will have the weekend off, while the Torero women will travel to Fresno State (4/2) for a dual match.
San Francisco Dons
- San Francisco's men's team recorded its first win over a Pac-10 squad in recent history, edging Oregon on the road, 4-3. The USF women's team has won five of its last six dual matches, improving to 11-5 on the season.
- Fernando Rodriguez improved to 6-4 at the No. 4 singles position with a three-set win against Oregon. Three different USF singles players have combined to post a 9-7 mark at the No. 4 slot.
- Mylene Martin has been nothing short of sensational at the No. 5 singles position, pushing her unblemished dual match record to 15-0 on the season with wins against Montana, UC Irvine, and Idaho State at the Anteater Invitational.
- Both San Francisco squads are slated to host Eastern Washington at Golden Gate Park on March 30.
Santa Clara Broncos
- Santa Clara's men's team split a pair of recent home matches, sweeping Eastern Washington before falling to UC Santa Barbara, 5-2. The SCU women's team also defeated Eastern Washington, topping the Eagles 6-1 on March 25.
- Kevin McQuaid improved to 4-3 at the No. 3 singles position with a three-set win against Tulsa. McQuiad also helped the Broncos capture the doubles point, teaming with Blaine Shields to win at the No. 1 doubles spot.
- Mayra Davoudi recorded her first win at the No. 6 singles spot against Eastern Washington, and improved to 5-4 in dual matches. Davoudi has combined with three other Broncos to post a 9-4 record at the No. 5 singles spot.
- Santa Clara's men's team will host WCC rivals LMU (4/1) and Pepperdine (4/2), while the women's team will host UC Santa Cruz (4/4).