Juravliova Posts Victory, Lions Fall to #11 Waves
Freshman Elvira Juravliova won a match at #4 singles, but LMU was defeated by #11 Pepperdine.
Freshman Elivira Juravliova defeated Matea Cutura, 6-3, 6-3, on court four of singles play, but #11 Pepperdine (11-2, 1-0 WCC) won out on all the other courts en route to a 6-1 victory over LMU (5-8, 0-1 WCC) on Saturday afternoon in Malibu, Calif.
Juravliova has now won seven straight matches.
Although it did not play out, LMU’s doubles pairing of Jessica Perez and Juravliova hung tough with #29 Luisa Stefani and Apichaya Runglerdkriangkra, playing to 4-4 before the doubles point was decided on the other two courts.
With the win, Pepperdine earned a point in the Wells Fargo PCH Cup. The standings now favor LMU, 7.5-6.
LMU will return home for its next match, hosting Pacific in WCC play on April 1 at 1:30 pm.
LMU vs Pepperdine (Mar 26, 2016)
#11 Pepperdine 6, LMU 1
Mar 26, 2016 at Malibu, Calif. (Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center)
1. #2 STEFANI, Luisa (PEP) def. Jessica Perez (LMU) 6-3, 6-4
2. GULBE, Laura (PEP) def. Kristine Kouyoumjian (LMU) 6-0, 6-1
3. MILOVANOVIC, Dzina (PEP) def. Andrea Crespo (LMU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Elvira Juravliova (LMU) def. CUTURA, Matea (PEP) 6-2, 6-3
5. RUNGLERDKRIANGKRAI,A (PEP) def. Anna Romeka (LMU) 6-1, 6-1
6. CAPANNOLO, Michaela (PEP) def. Ellie Grossman (LMU) 6-2, 6-0
1. #29 STEFANI, Luisa/RUNGLERDKRIANGKRAI,A (PEP) vs. Jessica Perez/Elvira Juravliova (LMU) 4-4, unfinished
2. #13 CUTURA, Matea/MADDOX, Christine (PEP) def. Andrea Crespo/Julia Norlin (LMU) 6-2
3. WIERDA, Anna/FENERIDIS, Danielle (PEP) def. Anna Romeka/Tatijana Sheikhan (LMU) 6-2
LMU 5-8, 0-1 WCC
Pepperdine 11-2, 1-0 WCC; National ranking #11
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,3,6,5,4,1)
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