Men's Tennis Falls At No. 15 Pepperdine
March 1, 2009
MALIBU, Calif. - The Husky men's tennis team had its three-match winning streak snapped today at 15th-ranked Pepperdine. The Waves (9-5) broke open the match open after winning several close first sets, and went on to the 7-0 victory.
The Huskies (8-4) took three singles matches into third sets, but were unable to get on the board for the first time this season.
31st-ranked Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan had his seven-match win streak stopped at No. 1 singles, as he lost 6-4, 6-1 to 44th-ranked Bassam Beidas. Senior Patrik Fischer won the first set against 26th-ranked Omar Altmann, but then struggled the rest of the way, falling 6-0, 6-1 in the second and third sets.
Sophomore Martin Kildahl lost at No. 3 singles for the first time since January, as 114th-ranked Alex Llompart got the better of him, 7-5, 6-0. Senior David Chu lost to Alex Moreno at fifth singles by the same score.
Junior Derek Drabble and Ryo Sekiguchi both took sets off their opponents but were unable to get the win. Drabble lost, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 to Mahmoud Kamel at No. 4, and Pepperdine's Hugh Clarke came back to defeat Sekiguchi 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Washington will look to bounce back at home at the Nordstrom Tennis Center this Friday, March 6, for a 4 p.m. dual with 48th-ranked Minnesota.
Washington Men's Tennis
3/1/09 - Malibu, Calif.
Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center
No. 15 Pepperdine 7, No. 41 Washington 0
1. #12 Altmann/Beidas (PEP) def. Kildahl/Nedunchezhiyan (WASH) 8-3
2. Clarke/Llompart (PEP) def. Drabble/Fischer (WASH) 7-6 (5)
3. Kamel/Moreno (PEP) def. Brad Bator/Tobi Obenaus (WASH) 8-3
Order of finish: 1,3,2
1. #44 Bassam Beidas (PEP) def. #31 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (WASH) 6-4, 6-1
2. #26 Omar Altmann (PEP) def. Patrik Fischer (WASH) 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-1
3. #114 Alex Llompart (PEP) def. Martin Kildahl (WASH) 7-5, 6-0
4. Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) def. Derek Drabble (WASH) 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
5. Alex Moreno (PEP) def. David Chu (WASH) 7-5, 6-0
6. Hugh Clarke (PEP) def. Ryo Sekiguchi (WASH) 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
Order of finish: 1,3,5,2,6,4