Christine Maddox, Michaela Capannolo and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai all win in straight sets, but Waves unable to get past Trojans.
Pepperdine faces the Trojans in a rematch next week Friday in Malibu.
Freshman Laura Gulbe wins in both singles and doubles to lift Waves to victory in their season opener.
The Pepperdine men open the dual season next Friday at UCLA. The women play Wichita State on Saturday at USC.
Senior Lorraine Guillermo enters Sunday's singles final with a 14-2 season record.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Ranked #57 with Michaela Capannolo in the ITA fall doubles rankings ... Went 2-4 in singles and 3-2 in doubles during the fall season.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Posted a 2-3 singles record as a freshman ... Went 1-1 from the No. 5 spot in the lineup ... Went 1-4 in doubles, including a 1-1 mark in tournaments ... Played at No. 1 in the doubles lineup with Lorraine Guillermo ... Topped Kaitlyn Christian 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 of then-#6 USC (1/30) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Monica High School in 2013 ... Played three seasons on the varsity squad ... Would have played four but finished high school a year early ... Three-time Ocean League singles champion ... Three-time Ocean League Most Valuable Player ... Led team to the conference championship all three seasons ... Held down the No. 1 spot in the singles lineup ... Five-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.com ... Ranked as high as #46 in the website's national rankings and #7 in their California state rankings ... Three-time Santa Monica Junior Open Champion ... Dudley Cup Junior Open Champion ... Ventura Southern California Junior Open Champion ... USTA National Doubles Junior Open Champion in Lakewood ... Prince Grand Prix Doubles Champion.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jim and Laurel Maddox ... Father also attended Pepperdine ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is known for its fabulous sports and academic programs. I really liked the coaches and the team. It also happened to be close to home with a beautiful location and a small student population."
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Roger Federer ... Favorite book is Beowulf ... Favorite tv shows are Supernatural, The Carrie Diaries, Hawaii Five-0 and New Girl ... Favorite sport other than tennis is fastpitch softball ... Favorite professional teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers.