Women's Tennis Advances Past Gonzaga
April 22, 2005
San Diego, Calif. - Pepperdine secured a match in Saturday's second round of the West Coast Conference tournament with a 5-0 victory over eighth-seeded Gonzaga Friday in San Diego. Friday's win was head coach Gualberto Escudero's 499th with the Waves, who are the tournament's top seed this weekend.
On the courts Sylvia Kosakowski and Caroline Raba teamed up to defeat Angela Fry and Sydney Lederhouse, 8-1. Merve Asimgil and Vanessa Dunlap also registered an 8-1 win for the Waves' first point.
In singles action Eva Dickes won a quick 6-0, 6-0 decision over Sirrah Williams. Escudero called Dickes' play "an all-around game" and said her getting to the net was a key for her success Friday.
Escudero said he was also impressed by his freshman Sylvia Kosakowski, whose 6-1, 6-2 win put the Waves just one win away from the second round.
Continuing her hot streak was Bianca Dulgheru, beating Amanda Becker 6-1, 6-1 to clinch the win. At number one Caroline Raba beat Angela Fry 6-2, 6-1.
Escudero will try for his 500th win as Pepperdine coach when the Waves take the court at 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
Complete Match Results: Pepperdine 5, Gonzaga 0
1. Kosakowski/Raba (PU) def. Fry/Williams (GU), 8-1
2. Dickes/Dulgheru (PU) vs. Bates/Becker (GU), 4-5 (DNF)
3. Asimgil/Dunlap (PU) def. Humphrey/Lederhouse (GU), 8-1
1. Caroline Raba (PU) def. Angela Fry (GU), 6-2, 6-1
2. Bianca Dulgheru (PU) def. Amanda Becker (GU), 6-1, 6-1
3. Sylvia Kosakowski (PU) def. Kendall Bates (GU), 6-1, 6-2
4. Eva Dickes (PU) def. Sirrah Williams (GU), 6-0, 6-0
5. Merve Asimgil (PU) vs. Sydney Lederhouse (GU), DNP
6. Vanessa Dunlap (PU) def. Erin Humphrey (GU), 8-3
Order of finish: 4, 3, 2, 1, 6