Six Waves Advance in First Round of Desert Fall Classic
Nov. 5, 2004
Palm Springs, Calif. - In the first day of main draw play at the Moore Tennis Academy, six of Pepperdine's seven singles competitors made it to the second round. Half of those women won their matches and will take on third round competition Saturday.
The tournament's fourth seed, Caroline Raba led teammates Bianca Dulgheru and Sylvia Kosakowski past the pack and into the round of 16.
Raba followed her first round bye with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Arizona's Kasia Jakowlew. Dulgheru took out Mia Merovic of Texas in the first round before upsetting sixth seeded Anna Bentzer from UC Irvine, 6-3, 6-4.
Lise Sissler, Eva Dickes and Rosette Andreasian all won their first round matches, but fell in the round of 32. They will join Vanessa Dunlap in the consolation bracket Saturday.
The duo of Raba and Kosakowski also advanced to Saturday's quarterfinals after byes in the first two rounds thanks to their No. 2 seed in the bracket.