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Waves Edge Pennsylvania, 4-3


MALIBU, Calif. – In a close match that came down to the last singles competition of the day, the Pepperdine women’s tennis team defeated University of Pennsylvania, 4-3, on Tuesday afternoon at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.


The Waves (10-3) swept the doubles competition over Pennsylvania (3-3), with Bianca Dulgheru (Bucharest, Romania) and Sylvia Kosakowski (Downey, Calif.) defeating Ekaterina Kosminskaya and Julia Koulbitskaya in No.1 doubles, 8-4. Picking up a win in No. 2 doubles were Jill Braverman (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Anamika Bhargava (Collier, Tenn.) over Alexa Ely and Yulia Rivelis, 8-4. Tania Rice (Burlington, Ontario) and Anete Bandere (Tukums, Latvia), captured the No. 3 doubles match by defeating Charlotte Tansill/Amanda Avedissian, 8-4.


The first three singles matches ended within seconds of one another with Pepperdine winning No. 5 and No. 6 and Pennsylvania capturing the No. 2 match, giving Pepperdine a 3-1 lead with three matches left to play.


The Quakers battled back with wins in No. 4 and No. 5 singles to tie the score 3-3. In the final match of the day, Dulgheru defeated Koulbitskaya, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, to give Pepperdine the win.


Next up, the Waves travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet University of Las Vegas on Saturday, March 15, at the Fertitta Tennis Complex at 10 a.m.



Tennis Match Results

Pepperdine vs Pennsylvania

March 11, 2008


 #27 Pepperdine vs. #56 Pennsylvania  


Singles competition

1. Ekaterina Kosminski (PEN) def. Sylvia Kosakowski (PEP) 6-3, 4-6, 4-6

2. Yulia Rivelis (PEN) def. Anamika Bargava (PEP) 3-6, 2-6

3. Bianca Dulgheru (PEP) def. Julia Koulbiskaya (PEN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

4. Maria Ansimova (PEN) def. Anete Bandere (PEP) 2-6, 5-7

5. Jill Braverman (PEP) def. Charlotte Tansill (PEN) 6-3, 6-2

6. Alex Liles (PEP) def. Alexa Ely (PEN) 6-0, 7-5


Doubles competition

1. Bianca Dulgheru/Sylvia Kosakowski (PEP) def. Ekatrina Kosminskaya/Julia Koulbitskaya (PEN), 8-4.

2. Jill Braverman/Anamika Bhargava (PEP) def. Alexa Ely/Yulia Rivelis (PEN), 8-4.

3. Tania Rice/Anete Bander (PEP) def. Charlotte Tansill/Amanda Avedissian (PEN), 8-4. 


Match Notes

Pepperdine 10-3; National ranking #27

Pennsylvania 3-3; National ranking #56


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



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