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Women's Tennis Suffers 6-1 Setback by No.Baylor

March 14, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine Waves fell to the Baylor Bears 6-1 Wednesday afternoon at the Ralph-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif. With the loss, Pepperdine fell to 8-7 on the year, while Baylor improved to 9-6.

Things got off to a great start for Pepperdine which entered play with a modest two-match win streak. Sylvia Kosakowski and Bianca Dulgheru made quick work of the No. 1 Baylor doubles team of Zuzana Cerna and Zazana Chmelarova, 8-0. But the Bears won the point by claiming victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions to gain momentum heading into single's play.

Baylor extended its lead to 2-0 after Lenka Broosova defeated Eva Dickes, 6-4, 6-0, at the No. 3 position. Behind Braverman's straight-set, 6-1, 6-2, victory over Chmelarova at No. 6, Pepperdine closed the gap to one at 2-1. But that was the only point the Waves would pick up on the day as Baylor took straight-set victories at No. 2 and No. 1 and clinched the match.

Pepperdine will continue its nine-match homestand Friday at 1:30 p.m. PDT when it hosts Virginia Commonwealth.

Singles:Zuzana Zemenoza (BU) def Sylvia Kosakowski (Pep) 6-4, 7-5Zuzana Cerna (BU) def Caroline Rabe (Pep) 6-1, 7-5Lenka Broosova (BU) def Eva Dickes (Pep) 6-4, 6-0Iva Mihaylova (BU) def Anete Bandere (Pep) 6-4, 6-7, 10-4Klara Zrustova (BU) def Tania Rice (Pep) 6-2, 7-6 (7-3)Jillian Bravermann (Pep) def Zazana Chmelarova (BU) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles:Kosakowski/Bianca Dulgheru (Pep) def Cerna/Chmelarova (BU) 8-0Broosova/Zrustova (BU) def Dickes/Bandere (Pep) 8-6Mihaylova/Zemenova (BU) def Braverman/Rice 8-4

Order of finish:Doubles: 1, 3, 2Singles: 3, 6, 2, 1*, 4, 5* clinching match