Apr 11-The top four seeds each won first round matches Friday at the West Coast Conference Championships hosted by Pepperdine at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu
Pictured: LMU's Penka Fileva picked up a win at the #2 singles spot to help the Lions down Saint Mary's 5-2
Apr 11-The top four seeds each won first round matches Friday at the West Coast Conference Championships hosted by Pepperdine at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu.
Top-seed Pepperdine, ranked No. 50 nationally, improved to 9-13 as the Waves defeated No. 8 Gonzaga by a final score of 6-1.
Pepperdine will face No. 4 Santa Clara in a semifinal round match on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. The Broncos improved to 10-9 overall as they defeated Bay Area rival and No. 5 San Francisco by a 6-1 count.
The other semifinal match on Saturday will feature No. 57 Loyola Marymount, the defending league champion, against No. 69 San Diego beginning at 3 p.m. The No. 2 seed Lions defeated No. 7 Saint Mary's by a final score of 7-2 to improve to 11-8. Meanwhile, No. 3 San Diego downed No. 6 Portland by a 7-0 count and are now 7-9 overall.
San Francisco will face Gonzaga in the first consolation semifinal on Saturday at 9:00 am, while Portland and Saint Marys will take the court in the second consolation semifinal at 11:00 am.
The tournament runs through Sunday, with the winner earning the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.
Friday, April 11 - First Round Results
No. 1 seed Pepperdine (6) def. No. 8 seed Gonzaga (1)
No. 4 seed Santa Clara (6) def. No. 5 seed San Francisco (1)
No. 2 Loyola Marymount (5) def. No. 7 Saint Mary's (2)
No. 3 San Diego (7) def. No. 6 Portland (0)
Saturday, April 12 - Consolation Semifinals