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Pepperdine Men, Saint Mary's Women Win 2010 WCC Tennis Championships

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Pepperdine men's tennis team and Saint Mary's women's team won their respective draws to take home the 2010 WCC Tennis Championships, presented by The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. This is the Waves' 41st WCC title and 20th straight, continuing their dominance in the men's tournament. On the women's side, the Gaels earned their first ever WCC title in program history.

Top-seeded Pepperdine took on second seeded Santa Clara. After clinching the doubles point, the Waves were met with tough competition in singles as the Broncos tallied a victory at No. 6 singles, but it was not enough to stop the Waves from pulling a 4-1 win. The Waves earn the AQ to this year's NCAA Tournament and look forward to improving on last year's finish.

History was made on the women's side as well. The Gaels have finished second behind defending champion Pepperdine the last three years, but this year proved different. The Gaels came out strong in doubles, taking the doubles point to go up 1-0, and followed the win with three singles victories for a 4-1 win and an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.

Below are full match results for all the WCC teams on Championship Day, including place finishes in each team's respective draw.

MEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
#1 PEPPERDINE def. #2 SANTA CLARA, 4-1

Doubles
Beidas-Llompart, PEP def. Brogan-Wond, SCU - 8-3 (1)
Tearney-Clarke, PEP def. Kells-Vinel, SCU - 8-5 (3)
Dandan-Fleming, SCU def. Fanselow-Moreno, PEP - 8-4 (2)

Singles
Bassam Beidas, PEP def. Brian Brogan, SCU - 6-3, 6-1 (4)
Sebastian Fanselow, PEP vs. Kyle Dandan, SCU - suspended
Finn Tearney, PEP def. Jay Wong, SCU - 6-3, 6-2 (3)
Alex Llompart, PEP vs. Andrew Kells, SCU - suspended
Mousheg Hovhannisyan, PEP def. Nico Vinel, SCU - 6-3, 6-0 (1)
Tom Pham, SCU def. Danny Moss, PEP - 6-1, 6-2 (2)
(order of finish)

WOMEN'S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
#1 SAINT MARY'S def. #2 PEPPERDINE, 4-1

Doubles
Bhargava-Zalameda, PEP def. Poorta-Soper, SMC - 8-2 (1)
Isip-Chkhikvishvili, SMC def. Walters-Colffer, PEP - 8-4 (3)
Fisher-Strijbis, SMC def. Oates-Pann, PEP - 8-5 (2)
(order of finish)

Singles
Alexandra Poorta, SMC def. Arianna Colffer, PEP - 7-5, 6-4 (4)
Catherine Isip, SMC vs. Anamika Bhargava, PEP - suspended
Anna Chkhikvichvili, SMC vs. Alexandria Walters, PEP - suspended
Claire Soper, SMC def. Andrea Oates, PEP6-4, 6-4 (1)
Marie Zalameda, PEP def. Alisa Spitzer, SMC - 7-6, 6-1 (3)
Molly Aloia, SMC def. Tania Rice, PEP - 7-6, 6-4 (2)

MEN'S TENNIS THIRD PLACE MATCH
#3 SAN DIEGO def. #4 SAN FRANCISCO, 4-2 (USD finishes 3rd, USF finishes 4th)

Doubles
Jackson-Schive, USD vs. Tu-Cohen, USF - suspended
Bubnic-Wolmarans, USD def. Schumacher-Hartwig, USF - 8-5 (2)
Hashem-Visy, USD def. Hart-De Castro, USF - 8-3 (1)
(order of finish)

Singles
Dean Jackson, USD def. Thai Tu, USF - 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 (5)
Nikola Bubnic, USD def. Asaf Cohen, USF - 6-4, 7-6 (3)
Thibault Visy, USD def. Einar Hart, USF - 6-3, 6-2 (4)
Nils Schive, USD vs. Ola Bakke, USF - suspended
Mark De Castro, USF def. Casey Powers, USD - 6-1, 6-2 (1)
Will Schumacher, USF def. Abdoulah Hashem, USD, 6-4, 6-4 (2)
(order of finish)

WOMEN'S TENNIS THIRD PLACE MATCH
#3 SAN DIEGO def. #4 SANTA CLARA, 4-0 (USD finishes 3rd, SCU finishes 4th)

Doubles
Coupez-Sujica, USD def. Zaniewski-Agra, SCU - 8-4 (1)
Raygada-Demidova, USD def. Wagner-Cox, SCU - 8-3 (3)
McGeorge-Lamble, SCU def. Perl-Claus, USD - 8-4 (2)
(order of finish)

Singles
Alexandra Zaniewski, SCU vs. Juliette Coupez, USD - suspended
Laura Claus, USD def. Kelly Lamble, SCU - 6-1, 6-3 (2)
Maja Sujica, USD def. Kacie Wagner, SCU - 6-4, 6-1 (3)
Maggie McGeorge, SCU vs. Lise Marbach, USD - suspended
Jessica Agra, SCU vs. Alexandra Demidova, USD - suspended
Maria Raygada, USD def. Kimmie Cox, SCU - 6-1, 6-2 (1)
(order of finish)

MEN'S TENNIS FIFTH PLACE MATCH
#5 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT def. #7 SAINT MARY'S, 4-3 (LMU finishes 5th, SMC finishes 6th)

Doubles
Lopez-Sauer, LMU def. Tirelli-Leon, SMC - 8-1 (1)
Malet-Bazula, LMU def. Zannoni-Carreno - 8-6 (2)
Maggi-Zapal, LMU vs. Hamdy-Dawson-Roberts, SMC - suspended
(order of finish)

Singles
Lucas Tirelli, SMC def. Ivan Lopez, LMU - 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 (2)
Andrea Zannoni, SMC def. Otto Sauer, LMU - 6-3, 6-3 (1)
Sherif Hamdy, SMC def. Geza Bazula, LMU - 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-4 (5)
Renzo Maggi, LMU def. Gavin Leon, SMC - 7-5, 3-6, 6-1 (4)
Borja Malet, LMU def. Youssef El Bouzkouri, SMC - 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 (3)
Aris Andreasian, LMU def. Michael Carreno, SMC - 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 (6)
(order of finish)

WOMEN'S TENNIS FIFTH PLACE MATCH
#5 SAN FRANCISCO def. #7 PORTLAND, 4-1 (USF finishes 5th, POR finishes 6th)

Doubles
Pflibsen-Sporndli, POR def. Heinser-Akerbrant, USF - 8-4 (2)
Doolittle-Hoath, POR def. Wartenburger-Gratian, USF - 9-7 (3)
McMahon-Hashiguchi, USF def. Mini-Fuchs, POR - 8-2 (1)
(order of finish)

Singles
Jennifer Heinser, USF def. Megan Sporndli, POR - 6-1, 6-0 (1)
Julia Wartenburger, USF vs. Lacey Pflibsen, POR - suspended
Cecilia Gratian, USF def. Stephanie Fuchs, POR - 6-2, 6-1 (4)
Melinda Akerbrant, USF vs. Stefanie Doolittle, POR - suspended
Yurie Hashiguchi, USF def. Valeska Hoath, POR - 6-2, 6-2 (3)
Alana McMahon, USF def. Tessa Mini, POR - 6-3, 6-2 (2)
(order of finish)

MEN'S TENNIS SEVENTH PLACE MATCH
#6 PORTLAND def. #8 GONZAGA, 4-0 (POR finishes 7th, GON finishes 8th)

Doubles
Zivkovic-Schleining, POR def. Dojcak-Sullivan, GON - 8-6 (2)
Coelho-Pigou, POR vs. Davis-Feeney, GON - suspended
Hernandez-Nick Wales, POR def. Eischen-Peach, GON - 8-3 (1)
(order of finish)

Singles
Filip Zivkovic, POR def. Roman Dojcak, GON - 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 (2)
Bryan Thorp, POR def. Conor Feeney, GON - 6-4, 6-4 (3)
Evan Scheleining, POR vs. Levin Guillermo, GON - suspended
Geoff Hernandez, POR vs. Jake Davis, GON - suspended
Daniel Coelho, POR vs. Scott Sullivan, GON - suspended
Mike Pigou, POR def. Kevin Eischen, GON - 6-1, 6-3 (1)
(order of finish)

WOMEN'S TENNIS SEVENTH PLACE MATCH
#6 GONZAGA def. #8 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT, 4-3 (GON finishes 7th, LMU finishes 8th)

Doubles
Mehndiratta-Farmer, GON def. Pringle-Valenzuela, LMU - 8-5 (3)
Dodge-Zauere, GON def. Bliss Nixon-Morgan, LMU - 8-5 (2)
Tabb-Lantta, GON def. Heckel-Pironkova - 8-4 (1)
(order of finish)

Singles
Rika Mehndiratta, GON vs. Jasmin Heckel, LMU - 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 (6)
Jane Pringle, LMU def. Kristina Zauere, GON - 6-2, 6-3 (1)
Prue Teitzel, GON def. Melissa Valenzuela, LMU - 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 (4)
Estelle La Porte, LMU def. Clare Dodge, GON - 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 (5)
Elisaveta Pironkova, LMU def. Sophie Lantta, GON - 6-4, 6-4 (3)
Jackie Tabb, GON def. Bliss Nixon, LMU - 6-3, 6-4 (2)
(order of finish)