April 22, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -
The Pepperdine men's tennis team won its 17th straight West Coast Conference (WCC) title Sunday with a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Toreros at the USD West Tennis Courts.
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The match was a lot closer than the sweep would indicate.
Lemke pushed the Pepperdine lead to 2-0 with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Jonas Mouly at the No. 3 poition and was the first of three Waves to pull out victories in the third-and-final set.
Johnson upped the lead to 3-0 with a 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-3 victory over Charl Wolmarans at the No. 4 position and Beidas sealed the championship when he rallied back after dropping the first set to Chris Coetzee for the 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win.
With the conference title, Pepperdine earns the WCC's automatic berth into the NCAA Championship Tournament beginning May 11.