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Three Pepperdine Tennis Players Earn All-American Accolades

June 4, 2007

Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine junior Andre Begemann and the women's doubles team of Bianca Dulgheru and Sylvia Kosakowski earned 2007 All-American honors, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced on Friday.

Begemann, who advanced to the second round of singles play at the NCAA Championships, compiled a 26-11 overall record, including a 19-9 mark while playing No. 1 singles. The Waves' junior finished 17th in the final Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings after falling to No. 6 seed Arnau Brugues of Tulsa in the round of 16.

Dulgheru and Kosakowski registered a 9-6 mark in doubles and advanced to the quarterfinals of doubles play at the NCAA Championships. The Pepperdine duo's run came to end after losing to fourth-seeded Ana Cetnik and Anna Sydorska of Texas Christian.

To earn All-American recognition, a player must earn a Top 16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships, reach the round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championships or finish in the Top 20 of the final Fila Rankings.

A doubles team must earn a Top 8 seed in the NCAA Championships, reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships or finish in the Top 10 of the final Fila Rankings.

The Pepperdine men's team concluded the year ranked No. 20 nationally after recording a 23-8 overall record and reaching the second round of the NCAA Championships.

The women's tennis team finished the year with a 20-10 overall mark that included a trip to the second round of the NCAA Championships and No. 17 national ranking.