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Waves Outlast Santa Clara, Moves on to WCC Tournament Finals
SAN DIEGO – The #38 Pepperdine women’s tennis team defeated Santa Clara 4-1 in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference Tournament. The Waves face #71 San Diego in the championship match on Saturday.
Pepperdine swept the Broncos in doubles action to open the day. Megan Moore (Portland, Ore./Jesuit HS) and Ale Granillo (Pachuca, Mexico/Instituto Hidalgo) disposed of Brittany Warly and Stephanie Skaras, 8-3.
Lorraine Guillermo (Walnut, Calif./Rowland HS) and Khunpak Issara (Bangkok, Thailand/Bangkok Patana School) edged Katie Le and Jessica Agra, 8-6, while Ali Walters (Newport Beach, Calif./Creekside Christian HS/UCLA) and Arianna Colffer (Corona, Calif./Buena Vista) mirrored that same score against Kelly Lamble and Kacie Wagner.
In singles, Issara topped Le 6-3, 6-3. Le is the top ranked singles player in the WCC at #49, while Issara follows at #63.
Walters cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Agra, while Moore capped the day with a 6-2, 6-4 decision versus Skaras.
Santa Clara avoided the sweep with a win on court two.
Pepperdine contends for its ninth championship in 10 seasons tomorrow, April 28, at 12:30 p.m. Overall, the program has captured 22 tournament titles. In the regular season meeting between the Waves and the Toreros, Pepperdine won 7-0.
WCC Championship Semifinals
#38 Pepperdine 4, Santa Clara 1
1. #63 Khunpak Issara (PEP) def. #49 Katie Le (SCU) 6-3, 6-3
2. Alex Zaniewski (SCU) def. #114 Ale Granillo (PEP) 6-2, 6-4
3. Lorraine Guillermo (PEP) vs. Kelly Lamble (SCU) unfinished
4. Arianna Colffer (PEP) vs. Kacie Wagner (SCU) unfinished
5. Ali Walters (PEP) def. Jessica Agra (SCU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Megan Moore (PEP) def. Stephanie Skaras (SCU) 6-2, 6-4
1. #32 Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara (PEP) def. Katie Le/Jessica Agra (SCU) 8-6
2. Ali Walters/Arianna Colffer (PEP) def. Kelly Lamble/Kacie Wagner (SCU) 8-6
3. Megan Moore/Ale Granillo (PEP) def. Brittany Warly/Stephanie Skaras (SCU) 8-3
Santa Clara 13-11
Pepperdine 15-7; National ranking #38