Women's Tennis Narrowly Defeated by Pepperdine, 4-3

MALIBU – The Quakers lost another nail-biter on Tuesday, dropping a 4-3 match to No. 27 Pepperdine. The loss drops Penn’s record to 3-4 while the Waves improve to 10-3.

For the first time this season, Penn was swept in doubles, dropping all three matches to lose the doubles point. All three matches ended with identical 8-4 scores in favor of Pepperdine. The highlight of doubles play was a match between No. 9 Bianca Dulgheru and Sylvia Kosakowski and Penn’s No. 17 team of Julia Koulbitskaya and Ekaterina Kosminskaya.

The first three singles matches to finish all ended within moments of each other. Penn was able to win one of those matches when Yulia Rivelis defeated No. 48 Anamika Bargava, 6-3, 6-2 at number two singles. Pepperdine took the number five and number six matches to hold on to a 3-1 lead.

The Red and Blue battled back with wins at number one and number four singles to tie the match. Kosminskaya took down No. 63 Kosakowski in a three-setter, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and Maria Anisimova defeated Anete Brandere, 6-2, 7-5.

The match came down to number three singles and the two competitors put on a battle. Koulbitskaya and Dulgheru engaged in a three-set match that saw Dulgheru emerge with a win over Penn’s senior tri-captain, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Penn is off on Wednesday before taking on Long Beach State on Thursday at 5 p.m. EST.

Tennis Match Results

Pepperdine vs Pennsylvania

March 11, 2008

#27 Pepperdine vs. Pennsylvania

Singles competition

1. Ekaterina Kosminskaya(PEN) def. Sylvia Kosakowski (PEP) 6-3, 4-6, 4-6

2. Yulia Rivelis (PEN) def. Anamika Bargava (PEP) 3-6, 2-6

3. Bianca Dulgheru (PEP) def. Julia Koulbitskaya (PEN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4

4. Maria Anisimova (PEN) def. Anete Bandere (PEP) 2-6, 5-7

5. Jill Braverman (PEP) def. Charlotte Tansill (PEN) 6-4, 6-2

6. Alex Liles (PEP) def. Alexa Ely (PEN) 6-0, 7-5

Doubles competition

1. Bianca Dulgheru/Sylvia Kosakowski (PEP) def. Ekaterina Kosminskaya/Julia Koulbitskaya (PEN), 8-4.

2. Jill Braverman/Anamika Bhargava (PEP) def. Alexa Ely/Yulia Rivelis (PEN), 8-4.

3. Tania Rice/Anete Bander (PEP) def. Charlotte Tansill/Amanda Avedissian (PEN), 8-4