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Waves Advance to WCC Finals



SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The No. 14 ranked Pepperdine men’s tennis team moved one step closer to bringing home their 18th straight WCC Championship trophy by defeating University of San Francisco, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Degheri Tennis Center.


"The players did a great job, they played really well," said head coach Adam Steinberg. "The score is not always indicative of the quality of competition and San Francisco definitely gave us a tough match. We hope to defend our title tomorrow at 3 p.m."


The Waves (17-6) started the match off with wins in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to win the doubles point. No. 28 Andre Begemann (Blomberg, Germany) and Omar Altmann (Cairo, Egypt) finished first with a victory over Asaf Cohen and Falko Huttenberger (USF), 8-1. Rickus de Villiers (South Africa) and Bassam Beidas (Cairo, Egypt) defeated Thong Tu and Rainer Nachbauer (USF) on the No. 2 court, 8-4.


No. 6 singles de Villiers secured a point for Pepperdine with a 6-2, 7-6, win over Mitch Del Rosario (USF). On the No. 3 court, Altmann defeated Cohen (USF), 7-6, 6-1 and Mahmoud Kamel (Paris, France) won on the No. 4 court by defeating Einar Hart (USF), 6-3, 6-4.


Sunday (April 20), the Waves play Saint Mary’s for the WCC title, at 3 p.m.



WCC Semi-Finals

Santa Clara, Calif.


Doubles Results

  1. Begemann/Altmann (PEP) def. Cohen/Huttenberger (USF), 8-1
  2. Beidas/de Villiers (PEP) def. Tu/Rainer (USF), 8-4
  3. Brogan/Kamel (PEP) vs. Del Rosario/Ching, 6-4 DNF


Singles Results

1.      Andre Begemann (PEP) vs. Thong Tu (USF), 6-1, 6-7, DNF

2.      Bassam Beidas (PEP) vs. Rainer Nachbauer (USF) , 4-6, 6-2, DNF

3.      Omar Altmann (PEP) def. Asaf Cohen (USF), 7-6, 6-1

4.      Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) def. Einer Hart (USF), 6-3, 6-4

5.      Alex Moreno (PEP) vs. Falko Huttenberger (USF), 6-1, 5-1 DNF

6.      Rickus de Villiers (PEP) def. Mitch Del Rosario (USF), 6-2, 7-6






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