MALIBU, Ca – BYU women's tennis fell 7-0 against Pepperdine on Friday at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.
The Cougars (4-14, 2-4 WCC) faced tough competition in doubles play. Senior Nicolette Poulsen and junior Savannah Ware fell at second doubles 6-1 to the Waves' Matea Cutura and Christine Maddox, ranked No. 16 nationally, while junior Natella Nabieva and freshman Taylah Beckman fell at third doubles 6-3 to Pepperdine's Laura Gulbe and Dzina Milovanovic, ranked No. 80.
In singles, Pepperdine (16-2, 6-2 WCC) continued to roll, sweeping each of the matchups to score the 7-0 victory. The Waves clinched the match after Cutura defeated Ware 6-3, 6-2 at fourth singles. At first singles Mayci Jones lost 7-5, 6-3, to Luisa Stefani, ranked No. 5 in the nation, while Toby Miclat fell 6-2, 6-2 to Laura Gulbe at second singles.
BYU continues the California road trip with a match against Loyola Marymount University on Saturday at 1 p.m. PDT. Fans can follow the matches live.
#10 Pepperdine 7, BYU 0
1. #5 STEFANI, Luisa (PEP) def. Mayci Jones (BYU) 7-5, 6-3
2. GULBE, Laura (PEP) def. Toby Miclat (BYU) 6-2, 6-2
3. MILOVANOVIC, Dzina (PEP) def. Nicolette Poulsen (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
4. CUTURA, Matea (PEP) def. Savannah Ware (BYU) 6-3, 6-2
5. RUNGLERDKRIANGKRAI,A (PEP) def. Natella Nabieva (BYU) 6-2, 6-3
6. CAPANNOLO, Michaela (PEP) def. Taylah Beckman (BYU) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
BYU 4-14, 2-4 WCC
Pepperdine 16-2, 6-0 WCC; National ranking #10
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (3,5,2,4,1)