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Women's Tennis Wins Again

March 24, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. -

Pepperdine's Anete Bandere rallied back from down a set to defeat Luba Schifris at the No. 4 position to clinch the Waves' fourth straight victory with a 4-3 decision over Sacramento State at the Ralph-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif.


Pepperdine had little trouble picking up the double's point, winning handily at all three positions.


Sacramento State tied the contest at 1-1 on court one when Sylvia Kosakowski was forced to retire in the second set after winning the first set 6-1. The Hornets took a 2-1 lead in the match after Joyce Martinez defeated Tania Rice 6-1, 6-1 on court five.


Eva Dickes evened the match at 2-2 with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Aileen Tsan on court three. Katia Sabate put Pepperdine in front by defeating Anastassia Lyssenko 6-3, 7-5 on court two. Cecilia Helland picked up Sacramento State 's third point of the match after Jillian Braverman retired due to cramping with the match even at one set each to set up Bandere's match-clinching victory.


Pepperdine will return to action Fri., March 30 at 2 p.m. PDT when it hosts Long Beach State in the eighth match of a nine match homestand.



Katrina Zheltova ( Sac St. ) def. Sylvia Kosakowski (Pep) 6-1, (retired)

Katia Sabate (Pep) def. Anastassia Lyssenko ( Sac St. ) 6-3, 7-5

Eva Dickes (Pep) def. Aileen Tsan ( Sac St. ) 6-1, 6-3

Anete Bandere (Pep) def. Luba Schifris ( Sac St. ) 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3

Joyce Martinez ( Sac St. ) def. Tania Rice (Pep) 6-1, 6-1

Cecilia Helland ( Sac St. ) def. Jillian Braverman (Pep) 3-5, 7-5, (retired)



Kosakowski/Sabate (Pep) def. Zheltova/Shifris ( Sac St. ) 8-4

Dickes/Bandere (Pep) def. Martinez/Karina Jarlkaganova ( Sac St. ) 8-2

Braverman/Rice (Pep) def. Lyssenko/Tsan ( Sac St. ) 8-1


Order of finish

Doubles: 3, 2, 1

Singles: 1, 5, 3, 2, 6, 4*


* match clinching point.