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No. 19 Women's Tennis Handed 4-3 Setback by No. 20 Baylor

April 7, 2007

ENNIS, Texas -

The Pepperdine Waves women's tennis team fought the elements and the No. 20-ranked Baylor Bears Saturday afternoon with the Bears pulling off the 4-3 come-from-behind victory after the weather forced the match to be moved to indoor courts.

 

Following a two-hour delay, Pepperdine picked up the double's point when Sylvia Kosakowski and Katia Sabate cruised past Zuzana Chmelarova and Zuzana Cerna, 8-2 at the No. 1 position. Baylor won at court No. 3 to make things interesting but Eva Dickes and Bianca Dulgheru pulled off the 8-5 upset over the #36-ranked tandem of Lenka Broosova and Klara Zrustova, giving the Waves a 1-0 lead.

 

Baylor's Cerna tied the score at 1-1 with a straight-set victory over Sabate at the No. 2 position and #77 Broosova rallied for the 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Dickes at the No. 3 position to give the home team a 2-1 lead.

 

Anete Bandere continued her sixth straight win with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over Chmelarova at the No. 4 position to pull Pepperdine within one at 3-2 and Kosakowski tied the score following a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory at the No. 1 position over #28 Zuzana Zemenova.

 

But Baylor would get victories at both the No. 5 and No. 6 positions, securing the victory.

 

Weather permitting, Pepperdine will continue its Texas-two-step with a 10 a.m. PDT match against the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Texas .

 

Doubles
Order of Finish: 1,3,2

1. Kosakowski/Sabate (Pep) def. Chmelarova/Cerna (BU) 8-2
2. Dickes/Bianca Dulgheru (Pep) def. #36 Broosova/Zrustova (BU) 8-5
3. #52 Zemenova/Mihaylova (BU) def. Braverman/Bandere (Pep) 8-6

 

Singles
Order of Finish: 2,3,4,1,5,6

1. #56 Sylvia Kosakowski (Pep) def. #28 Zuzana Zemenova (BU) 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5
2. #54 Zuzana Cerna (BU) def. #95 Katia Sabate (Pep) 6-3, 6-0
3. #77 Lenka Broosova (BU) def. Eva Dickes (Pep) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
4. Anete Bandere (Pep) def. Zuzana Chmelarova (BU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2
5. Klara Zrustova (BU) def. Tania Rice (Pep) 6-0, 6-4
6. Iva Mihaylova (BU) def. Jillian Braverman (Pep) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2