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No. 20 Waves Edged by No. 10 Baylor, 4-3


CHICAGO, Ill. – The No. 20 Pepperdine men’s tennis team was edged by No. 10 Baylor 4-3, after a close match on Saturday at the ITA National Indoor Team Championships.

The Waves captured the doubles point with No. 45 Omar Altman and Bassam Beidas defeating Denes Luckas and Jordan Rux (Baylor) on court 1, 8-1 and Alex Llompart and Hugh Clarke winning on court 3 over Dominik Mueller and Maros Horney (Baylor).

 The singles competition came down to the final match on court 1. The competition began with Baylor winning on the No. 5 court whem Attila Bucko defeated Clarke, 6-1, 6-4. The team score was 1-1. No. 51 Altmann defeated No. 13 Rux on court 2, 6-1, 6-2, to finish second and give the Waves the lead at 2-1.  Llompart finished third on court 3 with a 6-2, 6-2, victory over Julian Bley and Pepperdine was up by two, at 3-1.


Baylor fought back with straight set wins on courts 4 and 6 to tie the score 3-3. The last match still being played was on court 1 where No. 21 Lukacs and No. 122 Beidas were 6-6 in the second set. Lukacs had won the first set, 6-4. Lukacs won the tie-breaker to give Baylor the team win.


Pepperdine vs Baylor

Feb 14, 2009 at Chicago, Illinois

(Mid-Town Tennis Center)


#10 Baylor 4, #16 Pepperdine 3


Singles competition

1. #21 Denes Lukacs (BU) def. #122 Bassam Beidas (PEP) 6-4, 7-6

2. #51 Omar Altmann (PEP) def. #13 Jordan Rux (BU) 6-1, 6-2

3. Alex Llompart (PEP) def. Julian Bley (BU) 6-2, 6-2

4. #71 Dominik Mueller (BU) def. #57 Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) 6-3, 6-4

5. Attila Bucko (BU) def. Hugh Clarke (PEP) 6-1, 6-4

6. Maros Horny (BU) def. Alex Moreno (PEP) 6-3, 6-1


Doubles competition

1. #45 Bassam Beidas/Omar Altmann (PEP) def. Jordan Rux/Denes Lukacs (BU) 8-1

2. Attila Bucko/Julian Bley (BU) vs. Mahmoud Kamel/Alex Moreno (PEP) 4-6, unfinished

3. Alex Llompart/Hugh Clarke (PEP) def. Dominik Mueller/Maros Horny (BU) 8-5


Match Notes:

Pepperdine 6-4; National ranking #16

Baylor 5-2; National ranking #10

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (5,2,3,6,4,1)





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