Waves Sweep LMU, 7-0, on Senior Day
April 20, 2004
MALIBU, Calif. -- The Pepperdine women's tennis team wanted to play well in its final home match of the season.
What it got was perfection.
The Waves, who honored seniors Charlotte Vernaz and Karin Schlapbach during Senior Day 2004 pre-match ceremonies, rolled on to a 7-0 shutout against Loyola Marymount Tuesday afternoon and improved their record to 11-9 overall and 2-0 in West Coast Conference (WCC) play. The Lions fell to 9-11; both teams travel to the WCC Tennis Championships this weekend at Saint Mary's.
In singles action, Pepperdine's top player, No. 33 Natalie Braverman, earned a hard fought, 4-6, 6-4, (10-3), victory against LMU's Carla Arguelles. Caroline Raba defeated Robyn Baker with ease, 6-0, 6-1, at the No. 2 position and No. 98 Vernaz cruised past Kimi Kaloi, 6-2, 6-0. At No. 4 and 5 singles, Merve Asimgil and Eva Dickes took home wins versus Serena Fermin and Patrycia Hubl, respectively. Asimgil won, 7-5, 6-4, and Dickes grabbed a 6-0, 5-7, (11-9)victory. Pepperdine rounded out the sensational seven's sweep when Lise Sissler chalked up a win against Tamara Tanner, 6-0, 6-3.
The Waves wasted no time and took home the doubles point with a sweep. At No. 1, Vernaz and Raba defeated the Arguelles/Kaloi tandem, 8-6, and Braverman and Asimgil beat Fermin and Erin Ivey, 8-2, respectively. Pepperdine's third team combined with Sissler and Dickes accounted for an 8-5 victory versus Jennifer Baker and Robyn Baker.