MORAGA, Calif. — Saint Mary’s (6-6, 1-1 WCC) hosted nationally-ranked No. 14 Pepperdine (9-4, 2-0 WCC) for a tightly contested battle, but ultimately fell 4-0 to the Waves Sunday afternoon at the Timothy Korth Tennis Complex.
The defending West Coast Conference champions claimed the doubles point with victories on courts 1 and 2.
Three of the six singles matches went unfinished, as Saint Mary’s forced long rallies and tough points versus the Waves. After falling in the first set, Jacqueline Pelletier came back stronger in the second set.
In the fifth position, Parminder Kaur was locked in a tightly contested battle that went unfinished. Kaur rolled through the first set, 6-0, but fell in the second 6-2. Kaur would go up a break in the third, 3-2 before the match was cut short.
First year player Danielle McIntyre strung together a strong match on court 6. The freshman dropped a tough opening set, 7-5, but followed the act with a dominating 5-2 lead in the second frame.
Saint Mary’s will head across the Bay Bridge next Friday, March 31 to take on San Francisco. First serve versus the Dons is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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