March 5, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - The No. 21 Pepperdine women's tennis team fell to No. 10 Miami 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center in Coral Gables, Florida. The Waves dropped to 9-2 on the season, while the Hurricanes moved to 8-3 overall.
Miami won the doubles point after the No. 21 doubles tandem of Melissa Applebaum and Audra Cohen topped Pepperdine's 42nd ranked pair of Sylvia Kosakowski and Merve Asimgil, 8-3. At court No. 3, sophomore Caren Seenauth and Patricia Starzyk defeated Lise Sissler and Natalie Braverman 8-6.
After a 2-0 deficit, the Waves fought back when Braverman topped No. 84 Applebaum 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 3 position. But the Hurricanes took a 3-1 match lead when Cohen, ranked 13th in the nation, defeated No. 26 Bianca Dulgheru, 6-2, 6-2 at the No. 1 position. As the matches at the second, fourth and sixth positions were beginning third sets, Monika Dancevic clinched the match win for the Hurricanes at the No. 2 slot with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Kosakowski.
The Waves return home to begin a nine-match home stand on Friday, March 10 when they face No. 58 Penn in a 1:30 p.m. match.
No. 10 Miami 6, No. 21 Pepperdine 1
1. #13 Audra Cohen (UM) def. #26 Bianca Dulgheru (PU) 6-2, 6-2
2. Monika Dancevic (UM) def. Sylvia Kosakowski (PU) 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
3. Natalie Braverman (PU) def. #84 Melissa Applebaum (UM) 6-3, 6-4
4. Patricia Starzyk (UM) def. Eva Dickes (PU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
5. Audrey Banada (UM) def. Merve Asimgil (PU) 6-2, 6-2
6. Caren Seenauth (UM) def. Lise Sissler (PU) 6-2, 5-6, 6-0
1. #21 Melissa Applebaum/Audra Cohen (UM) def. #42 Sylvia Kosakowski/Merve Asimgil (PU) 8-3
2. Eva Dickes/Bianca Dulgheru (PU) def. Audrey Banada/Monika Dancevic (UM) 8-5
3. Caren Seenauth/Patricia Starzyk (UM) def. Natalie Braverman/Lise Sissler (PU) 8-6