Saint Mary's battled No. 11 Pepperdine in close singles matches during the semifinals at the WCC Championship
Saint Mary's came from behind to defeat the Cougars Thursday afternoon at the WCC Championships.
The freshmen duo made impressive marks in both singles and doubles matches for the Gaels.
Saint Mary's and BYU will face each other for the second time in less than a week to open the West Coast Conference tournament.
Saint Mary's four match win streak came to an end Saturday as the Gaels will wait for their final seed for next week's West Coast Conference Championship.
Prior to Saint Mary's: An accomplished doubles player, Abdelouahid won two Nor Cal 18's sectional titles. Competing against the top junior tennis players in the country, Abdelouahid claimed the title of the USTA National Selection doubles competition... A 6-foot graduate of Valley Christian Academy (Roseville, Calif.), Abdelouahid was a consistent competitor in international action... Competing in doubles tournaments in Canada, Abdelouahid continued to impress with her victory in the ITF grade 5 doubles at the Canadian Saville... She advanced to the semifinals of the ITF grade 2 doubles tournament at the 2016 Canadian U-18 World Ranking Event, and the grade 3 doubles competition at the Silex Canada Junior Vancouver Championships.
Traveling to countries like Morocco and Tunisia, Abdelouahid reached the quarterfinals in four doubles competitions and one singles tournament... The incoming freshman reached a career high doubles ranking of 1227 in the world.... Abdelouahid was heavily recruited from programs like Colorado, Pacific, UC Santa Barbara, Michigan State, Howard and Northern Arizona, but ultimately elected to become a Gael.
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4/27/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Gaels Drop Semifinal Match to Top Seed Pepperdine
4/26/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Gaels Advance to Semifinals After 4-3 Win Over BYU
4/25/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Kozyreva, Abdelouahid Named All-WCC Singles and Doubles
4/24/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Gaels Begin Quest for WCC Championship
04/21/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Gaels' Four Match Win Streak Ends in Close Battle at BYU
04/19/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Gaels Head to BYU for Regular Season Finale
04/18/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Abdelouahid and Kozyreva Now Ranked No. 27 for Doubles Teams
04/17/2018 - W. Tennis
WTEN | Freshmen Duo named Doubles Team of the Week
04/14/2018 - W. Tennis