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No. 9 Pepperdine Men's Tennis Prepares for an Action-Packed Weekend


Jan. 19, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - After opening its 2006 season with a thrilling 4-3 win over No. 1 Virginia on Tuesday, the No. 9 Pepperdine men's tennis team continues its nine-match home stand on Saturday, January 21 at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif.

The Waves play a double header on Saturday when they face the Gaels of Saint Mary's at 10 a.m. followed by a 2:30 p.m. match against the San Francisco Dons and wrap-up weekend action with a 1 p.m. match against the UC Irvine Anteaters on Sunday.

Saint Mary's, who returns eight players this season, fell 4-3 to UC Irvine in its season opener, while San Francisco opens its schedule against Pepperdine. UC Irvine faces No. 20 USC on Saturday before traveling to Malibu to face the Waves.

The Waves have had success against all three teams as they are 10-0 over the Gaels, 9-0 over the Dons and 33-5 over the Anteaters. During the 2005 season, Pepperdine opened its schedule with a 6-1 win over Saint Mary's and captured two wins over the Anteaters, including a 4-0 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament.



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