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No. 14 Pepperdine Faces Local Rival UCLA on Wednesday

Feb. 27, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. -

Waves Continue Action on the Road

The No. 14 Pepperdine men's tennis team continues action on the road but returns to the West Coast to face local rival and fifth-ranked UCLA on Wednesday for a 1:30 p.m. match in Los Angeles. The Waves fell to 7-5 after going 0-2 over the weekend against No. 3 Virginia and No. 28 Wake Forest.

About the Bruins

The No. 5 UCLA Bruins hold an 8-2 record and are coming off of a 5-2 victory over No. 18 Texas A&M. The Bruins went 2-1 at the National Team Indoor Championships, falling to Ohio State in the semifinals. Benjamin Kohlloeffel leads the Bruins in the rankings with a No. 5 ranking, while Chris Surapol and Haythem Abid check in at No. 66 and No. 81, respectively.

The Series

UCLA holds a 31-16 advantage over Pepperdine, but last season the Waves went 2-0 over the Bruins. Pepperdine defeated UCLA, 4-3, during the regular season in Los Angeles and followed up with a 4-1 win in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships.

Last Time...

Pepperdine went 0-2 over the weekend on the East Coast falling to its third straight Top 5 opponent in No. 3 Virginia and also fell to No. 28 Wake Forest.

Next Up...

Pepperdine returns to Malibu for a five-match homestand beginning on Thursday, March 8 when the Waves host UC Santa Barbara.