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Pepperdine Sweeps Women’s Tennis Honors For Fifth Time

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The Pepperdine Waves have swept the West Coast Conference women’s tennis weekly honors for the fifth time this season with sophomore Laura Gulbe named the Singles Player of the Week and the duo of Gulbe and Dzina Milovanovic named the Women’s Doubles Team of the Week. 

Gulbe was steady in the number two spot for the Waves this week, helping the team close out the last home regular season weekend with two sweeps. First in the 7-0 sweep over BYU, Gulbe picked up a pair of 6-2 sets to down Toby Miclat and clinch the overall win for the Waves. Then in the 4-0 win over San Diego, the sophomore bested Dana Oppinger 6-1,6-4 to once again clinch the victory. She has posted a 12-4 overall record this dual campaign, including a 12-2 record from the number two singles position, and has picked up two wins over nationally ranked opponents.

Gulbe’s selection marks the fifth time this season that the Waves have earned the women’s player of the week honor.

Gulbe and Milovanovic were the Waves duo that finished both doubles matches this weekend, helping the team to two sweeps over WCC competition to close out at-home play this season. First in the 7-0 win over BYU, the pair picked up a 6-3 win over Nicolette Poulson and Savannah Ware to clinch the doubles point for the Waves. Then in the 4-0 victory over San Diego, the duo once again clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win over Colomba DiFillippo and Shani Blecher to send the Waves into singles play. The duo is 6-2 in the dual season, all of which have been marked in the number three position for the Waves, and have tabbed two wins over nationally ranked opponents.

The Waves have won six doubles team of the week nods this year, but this is the first for the pairing of Gulbe and Milovanovic. 

Also Nominated Singles: Mayci Jones, BYU
Also Nominated Doubles: Mayci Jones and Tobi Miclat, BYU 

2016 WCC Women’s Tennis Player of the Week
Week 1 (2/9) – Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 2 (2/16) – Viktoriya Dzyuba, Pacific
Week 3 (2/23) – Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 4 (3/1) – Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 5 (3/8) – Radina Dimitrova, Portland
Week 6 (3/15) – Samantha Polayes, Gonzaga
Week 7 (3/22) – Daniella Silva, Santa Clara
Week 8 (3/29) – Sophie Whittle, Gonzaga
Week 9 (4/5) – Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 10 (4/12) – Lucia Butkovska, Portland
Week 11 (4/19) – Laura Gulbe, Pepperdine 

2016 WCC Women’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week
Week 1 (2/9) – Matea Cutura and Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 2 (2/16) – Toby Miclat and Mayci Jones, BYU
Week 3 (2/23) – Apichaya (Jean) Runglerdkriangkrai and Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 4 (3/1) – Apichaya (Jean) Runglerdkriangkrai and Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 5 (3/8) – Lucia Butkovska and Jelena Lazarevic, Portland
Week 6 (3/15) – Samantha Polayes and Sophie Whittle, Gonzaga
Week 7 (3/22) – Viktoriya Dzyuba and Anneroos Nederstigt, Pacific
Week 8 (3/29) – Apichaya (Jean) Runglerdkriangkrai and Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 9 (4/5) – Apichaya (Jean) Runglerdkriangkrai and Luisa Stefani, Pepperdine
Week 10 (4/12) – Samantha Polayes and Sophie Whittle, Gonzaga
Week 11 (4/19) – Laura Gulbe and Dzina Milovanovic, Pepperdine