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No. 19 Pepperdine Reaches Title Match of WCC Championships

April 21, 2007

Malibu, Calif. - The 19th-ranked and top-seeded Pepperdine women's tennis team defeated No. 5 seed San Diego 4-1 Saturday afternoon at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center to advance to the title match of the West Coast Conference (WCC) Championships.

The Waves (17-9) will meet No. 2 seed Saint Mary's in the championship match on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. The Gaels topped No. 3 seed Loyola Marymount, 4-1, on Saturday.

Pepperdine enters Sunday's match seeking its fifth straight WCC title and 19th overall.

The No. 2 doubles team of Jillian Braverman and Katia Sabate and No. 3 team of Tania Rice and Sylvia Kosakowski won the respective matches to give the Waves the doubles point.

In singles action, Kosakowski, Sabate and Anete Bandere recorded victories, with Bandere clinching the win with a victory at No. 5 singles.

San Diego's lone win came at No. 3 where Helene Lindstrand defeated Caroline Raba, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 1 Pepperdine 4, No. 5 San Diego 1


Order of Finish (2, 3)
No. 1 Dickes/ Bandere (Pep) vs. Vogt/ Wiesener (USD) DNF
No. 2 Jillian Braverman/Sabate (Pep) def. Lindstrand/Mouly (USD) 8-2
No. 3 Rice/Kosakowski (Pep) def. Perl/Demidova (USD) 8-2

Order of Finish (3, 1, 2, 5)
No. 1 Sylvia Kosakowski (Pep) def. Monica Wiesener (USD) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Katia Sabate (Pep) def. Samantha Monly (USD) 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 Helene Lindstrand (USD) def. Caroline Raba (Pep) 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 Eva Dickes (Pep) vs. Alexandra Demidova (USD) DNF
No. 5 Anete Bandere (Pep) def. Justine Perl (USD) 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Tania Rice (Pep) vs. Zoe Taylor (USD) DNF