No. 19 Pepperdine Blanks No. 22 TCU, 4-0, Saturday Afternoon
March 13, 2005
Berkeley, Calif. - The 19th-ranked Pepperdine men's tennis team won its third straight match Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 22 Texas Christian, 4-0 in Berkeley, Calif. The Waves improved to 9-2 on the season while the Horned Frogs dropped to 5-4 on the year.
Pepperdine captured the doubles points, winning and No. 2 and No. 3. The TCU tandem of Rafael Abreu and Fabrizio Sestini, rated No. 13 in the nation, fell behind 1-0 before coming back and defeating No. 16 Scott Doerner and Pedro Rico, 8-5. Kevin Borzenski and Richard Johnson clinched the point for Pepperdine by downing Jordan Freitas and Jacob Martin at the third position by an 8-6 score.
Ivor Lovrak put the Waves ahead 2-0 with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph at No. 5 singles over Martin. Johnson was Pepperdine's next winner, beating Freitas by scores of 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 4 hole. Rico, ranked 17th in singles, put the match in the books with a 6-3, 7-6(6) victory at two singles versus Jacopo Tezza.
The remaining matches at one, three and six singles were suspended in third sets once Pepperdine secured the win.
The Waves return to action on Sunday when they visit California in Berkeley.
#19 Pepperdine (9-2) def. #22 TCU (5-4), 4-0
* Clinching point