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Pepperdine, Portland Advance To Men's Semifinals

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CLAREMONT, Calif. - The 61st-ranked Pepperdine men’s tennis team advanced through the opening round of the West Coast Conference Championships this Thursday afternoon after defeating Wells Fargo PCH Cup rivals Loyola Marymount 4-1. After dropping the doubles point in a close three-court battle, the Waves picked up four-straight singles wins to secure the victory and advance to the semifinals which will be played tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m. against second-seeded BYU.

M1: #3 Pepperdine def. #6 Loyola Marymount, 4-1
Doubles | Order of Finish 3,2,1

1. Errol Smith/Joat Farah (LMU) def. Pedro Iamachkine/Stefan Menichella (PEP) 7-6 (7-1)
2. Charles Boyce/Cristobal Rivera (LMU) def. Guilherme Hadlich/Jack Van Slyke (PEP) 6-3
3. Lautaro Pane/Tom Hill (PEP) def. Luke Bohuslav/Lukas Moenter (LMU) 6-3

Singles | Order of Finish 1,6,3,2
1. Guilherme Hadlich (PU) def. Charles BoycE (LMU) 6-2, 6-0
2. Lautaro Pane (PU) def. Cristobal RiverA (LMU) 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
3. Pedro Iamachkine (PU) def. Errol Smith (LMU) 7-6 (7-2), 6-3
4. Jack Van Slyke (PU) vs. Joat Farah (LMU) 7-6, 3-6, 4-1, unfinished
5. Stefan Menichella (PU) vs. Luke Bohuslav (LMU) 6-1, 4-6, 3-4, unfinished
6. Gabriel Sidney (PU) def. Jamie Thorp (LMU) 6-3, 6-2

In Match 2 on the men's side, the Portland Pilots pulled out a 4-2 victory against the No. 67 Pacific Tigers to open the 2016 West Coast Conference Championships. Playing a singles lineup of four sophomores and two freshmen, the Pilots (16-7) competed beyond their years to reach the WCC Championships semifinals for the eighth time in program history and first time since the league expanded to 10 teams.

M2: #5 Portland def. #4 Pacific, 4-2
Doubles | Order of Finish 2,1
1. Verbeek/Chamba (PAC) def. Pervolarakis/M. Garcia (POR) 6-3
2. Giannini/Alameh (PAC) def. Wallace/Kent Andreasen (POR) 6-3
3. Fan/P. Garcia (POR) vs. Diaz/Oliveira 4-3 unfinished

Singles | Order of Finish 1,6,5,4,2
1. #113 Sem Verbeek (PAC) def. Michail Pervolarakis (POR) 6-3, 6-3
2. Mathieu Garcia (POR) def. Daniel Alameh (PAC) 7-6, 6-3
3. Pierre Garcia (POR) vs. Jose Chamba (PAC) 7-6, 6-3 unfinished
4. Alex Wallace (POR) def. Miguel Diaz (PAC) 7-6, 6-4
5. Felix Fan (POR) def. Alex Giannini (PAC) 6-2, 6-4
6. Carlos Donat (POR) def. Bernardo Oliveira (PAC) 6-3, 6-2