April 8, 2007
AUSTIN, Texas -
After taking the double's point from the No. 33-ranked Texas Longhorns, the Pepperdine Waves were forced to rally from a 3-2 deficit to hold off the upset bid at the
Pepperdine swept all three double's matches from
Vanja Corovic, ranked 40th, tied the match at 1-1 with a straight-set victory over Sylvia Kosakowski, 6-1, 6-0. Katia Sabate kept the Waves in front of the home team by downing Ristine Olson 6-2, 6-3 on court No. 3.
Stephanie Dawson locked the contest at 2-2 with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Bianca Dulgheru at the No. 2 position and Jane Pringle provided Texas with its first lead of the day on court six with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Tania Rice.
Eva Dickes rallied back after dropping her first set to Shara Lancaster, 6-4, to sweep the final two sets 6-2, 6-4 and tied the match at 3-all as all eyes turned to court No. 5. Anete Bandere entered the match with a six-match win streak and continued to play well edging Marija Milic 7-6, 7-6 to clinch the match for Pepperdine.
The Waves will travel to
Doubles - Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2
Kosakowski/Sabate (Pep) def. Corovic/Milic (UT) - 8-6
Dickes/Bandere (Pep) def. Lancaster/Olson (UT) - 8-3
Braverman/Rice (Pep) def. Davison/Pringle (UT) - 8-5
Singles - Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2, 6, 4, 5*
No. 40 Vanja Corovic (UT) def. No. 56 Sylvia Kosakowski (Pep) - 6-1, 6-0
Stephanie Davison (UT) def. No. 50 Bianca Dulgheru (Pep) - 6-3, 6-3
Katia Sabate (Pep) def. Ristine Olson (UT) - 6-2, 6-3
Eva Dickes (Pep) def. Sarah Lancaster (PU) - 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Anete Bandere (Pep) def. Marija Milic (UT) - 7-6, 7-6 (5)
Jane Pringle (UT) def. Tania Rice (Pep) - 6-3, 7-5