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WCC Women's Tennis Hits the Courts Against Tough Non-Conference Opponents

Feb. 15, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- The West Coast Conference women's tennis season is in its fourth week of non-conference play.

This year will mark the first year the WCC women's tennis teams will compete in a single round robin. Pepperdine was chosen to finish first in the preseason coaches poll conducted last week, followed by Saint Mary's and San Diego.


  • After opening the season with two tough losses to ranked opponents No. 38 Long Beach State and No. 56 UC Irvine, the Cougars came back to defeat Denver and Nevada, bringing their overall record to 2-2. Junior Aubrey Paul clinched the 4-3 victory over Nevada with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 comeback win.

  • Gonzaga went 2-1 in their trip to Southern California, ending it with a 4-3 win over Cal State Fullerton. Junior Britta Stime secured the Bulldogs win over the Titans with a 6-4, 6-4 victory at the No. 6 slot and is undefeated in her last three matches.

  • Portland defeated Seattle in a tight 4-3 match. Junior Valeska Hoath sealed the Pilots victory at the No. 3 spot with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 win that took over three hours. The win broke a seven-match win streak for her Redhawk Lindsey Newman.

  • Saint Mary's defeated Fresno State, 5-2, in the first home match of the season. The Gaels dropped a close doubles point before dominating five of the six singles matches to earn the win.

  • Santa Clara travelled to Texas and were forced inside both days due to snow on four indoor courts. The Broncos dropped a 5-0 match to No. 42 Texas Tech but rebounded with a 4-2 win over No. 74 Florida International after secur- ing the doubles point and the top three singles matches.