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Top Four Women's Tennis Teams Advance to WCC Championship Semi-Finals

April 23, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA - The top-four women's tennis team including No. 1 Pepperdine, No. 2 Portland, No. 3 San Francisco, and No. 4 Saint Mary's advanced to the semifinals and will battle for a spot in the championship match at Barnes Tennis Center Saturday, April 25.

In match three, the Dons eliminated No. 6 Gonzaga 4-0 by reeling off 16 points en route to claiming the doubles point. USF continued the rout clinching singles No. 1, No. 5, and No. 2, respectively. With the win, the Dons improve to 13-9, while Gonzaga end the season 12-9. No. 64 San Francisco is set to face No. 2 Portland. In its match, the Pilots removed No. 10 LMU from contention of repeating as league champions with a quick 4-0 oust. No. 53 Portland will now look to reach the WCC finals for the first time in program history. The Pilots also reached the semifinals in 1998, 2001 and 2002. Tournament top-seed, Pepperdine swept host and No. 9 San Diego by 4-0 score. The Waves, the regular season and reigning WCC Champions only allowed the Toreros five points in singles play. Pepperdine will meet the fourth seed Saint Mary's in the semi-finals. The No. 37-ranked Gaels won the doubles point and then rolled to three dominant singles victories to beat No. 72 BYU 4-0. The match-up against the Waves, is less than a week ago the two teams clashed with Saint Mary's pulling the upset with a 6-1 win at home.

WM3: #3 San Francisco 4, #6 Gonzaga 0
Doubles | Order of Finish 3, 2
1. EDWARDS, Katie/POLAYES, Samantha (GON) vs. KA, Andrea/NIKOLIC, Marina (USF) 7-7, unfinished
2. TAUNE, Thyra/McCLOSKEY, Genevieve (USF) def. BOURGUIGNON, Alex/YATES, Melanie (GON) 8-5
3. HOLMBERG, Sofia/HADZI-TANOVIC, M. (USF) def. PEEK, Kylie/KOEHLER, Franziska (GON) 8-5

Singles | Order of Finish 1, 5, 2
1. KA, Andrea (USF) def. EDWARDS, Katie (GON) 6-4, 7-5
2. TAUNE, Thyra (USF) def. POLAYES, Samantha (GON) 6-2, 6-3
3. BOURGUIGNON, Alex (GON) vs. NIKOLIC, Marina (USF) 1-6, 6-5, unfinished
4. PEEK, Kylie (GON) vs. HADZI-TANOVIC, M. (USF) 6-2, 5-4, unfinished
5. McCLOSKEY, Genevieve (USF) def. YATES, Melanie (GON) 6-3, 6-1
6. KOEHLER, Franziska (GON) vs. HOLMBERG, Sofia (USF) 7-6 (7-1), unfinished

WM4: #2 Portland 4, #10 LMU 0
Doubles | Order of Finish 1, 3, 2
1. Butkovska/Lazarevic (POR) def. Piller/Grossman (LMU) 8-4
2. Mladenovic/van den Aarssen (POR) def. Perez/Romeka (LMU) 8-7 (3)
3. Norlin/Crespo (LMU) def. Troesch/Amanda Zuidema (POR) 8-4

Singles | Order of Finish 2, 6, 3
1. Lucia Butkovska (POR) vs. Jessica Perez (LMU) 6-2, 5-4, unfinished
2. Maja Mladenovic (POR) def. Andrea Crespo (LMU) 6-2, 6-0
3. Sophie van den Aarssen (POR) def. Anna Romeka (LMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Jelena Lazarevic (POR) vs. Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU) 6-7 (1), 4-0, unfinished
5. Saroop Dhatt (POR) vs. Elanor Grossman (LMU) 7-6, unfinished
6. Tori Troesch (POR) def. Julia Norlin (LMU) 6-0, 6-3

WM 5: #1 Pepperdine 4, San Diego 0
Doubles 
| Order of Finish 3, 1
1. Matea Cutura/Christine Maddox (PEP) def. #87 Dana Oppinger/Drew Spinosa (USD) 8-4

2. A.Runglerdkriangkrai/Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) vs. Marta Stojanovic/Shani Blecher (USD) 6-3, unfinished

3. Michaela Capannolo/Danielle Feneridis (PEP) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink/Janine Koleta (USD) 8-1

Singles 
| Order of Finish 4, 1, 6
1. Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD) 6-0, 6-1

2. Laura Gulbe (PEP) vs. Drew Spinosa (USD) 6-3, unfinished

3. Matea Cutura (PEP) vs. Dana Oppinger (USD) 6-2, unfinished

4. A.Runglerdkriangkrai (PEP) def. Mikayla Morkel-Brink (USD) 6-0, 6-1

5. Michaela Capannolo (PEP) vs. Shani Blecher (USD) 6-1, 4-3, unfinished

6. Christine Maddox (PEP) def. Janine Koleta (USD) 6-0, 6-3

WM6: #4 Saint Mary's 4, #5 BYU 0
Doubles: Order of Finish 3,2,1 Singles
1. Jana McCord/Parminder Kaur (SMC) def. MICLAT, Toby/ERASO, Brittanie (BYU) 8-6
2. TRAN, Nicolette/WARE, Savannah (BYU) def. Danielle Flores/Mary-Anne Jessup (SMC) 8-4
3. Kareena Manji/Jamie Pawid (SMC) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg./ANDERSON, Morgan (BYU) 8-2

Singles: Order of Finish 3, 1, 5
1. Danielle Flores (SMC) def. SHEEHAN-DIZON, Meg. (BYU) 6-1, 7-5
2. Jana McCord (SMC) vs. TRAN, Nicolette (BYU) 6-4, 5-7, unfinished
3. Jamie Pawid (SMC) def. MICLAT, Toby (BYU) 6-1, 6-1
4. Catherine Leduc (SMC) vs. WARE, Savannah (BYU) 7-5, 3-2, unfinished
5. Kareena Manji (SMC) def. ANDERSON, Morgan (BYU) 6-2, 6-4
6. Emma Critser (SMC) vs. VALIMAKI, Erica (BYU) 6-4, 5-3, unfinished