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.
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