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Women's Tennis Picks Up Fifth Straight Victory

March 30, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. -

The Pepperdine women's tennis team notched its fifth straight victory Friday afternoon 5-2 over the Long Beach State 49ers at the Ralph-Straus Tennis Center . The Waves improve to 13-7 on the season.


Sylvia Kosakowski and Katia Sabate got the match going in the right direction with a convincing 8-4 win at the No. 1 double's position. The remaining two courts were entrenched in a dog fight but Pepperdine picked up the win on court two, 9-7, to secure the double's point even though Long Beach State recorded a 9-8 (10-8) victory on court three.


Long Beach State recorded the first victory of singles to knot the match at 1-1 as Hannah Grady defeated Kosakowski 6-3, 6-1 at No.1. Jillian Braverman regained the lead for the home team with a 6-0, 6-2 win at the No. 6 position and Sabate downed Katy Williams in straight sets to push the Pepperdine lead to 3-1.


Anete Bandere clinched the match for the Waves at the No. 4 position with a 6-4, 6-1 victory and Tania Rice pushed the Pepperdine lead to 5-1 at No. 5 with a 6-1, 7-5 win.


The 49ers recorded the final point of the match, on the only court that was pushed to a third set as Sanda Rocha picked up a 4-6, 6-4 (10-8) win at the No. 3 position.


Pepperdine will return action Tues., April 3 at 1:30 p.m. PDT when it hosts the Saint Mary's Gaels.



Hanna Grady (LBSU) def Sylvia Kosakowski (Pep) 6-3, 6-1

Katia Sabate (Pep) def Katy Williams (LBSU) 6-3, 6-3

Stephanie Bengson (LBSU) def Eva Dickes (Pep) 4-6, 6-4 (10-8)

Anete Bandere (Pep) def Jessica Weeks (LBCU) 6-4, 6-1

Tania Rice (Pep) def Sandra Rocha (LBSU) 6-1, 7-5

Jillian Braverman (Pep) def Emanuelle Tabatruong (LBSU) 6-0, 6-2



Kosakowski/Sabate (Pep) def Williams/Bengson (LBSU) 8-4

Dickes/Bandere (Pep) def Grady/Weeks (LBSU) 9-7

Rocha/Tabatruong (LBSU) def Braverman/Rice (Pep) 9-8 (10-8)



Order of finish:

Doubles: 1, 2, 3

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


* clinching point