Monday, April 9, 2018


Recap, photo courtesy of Pepperdine University
MALIBU, Calif. – The Pepperdine men's tennis team fought valiantly in a West Coast Conference match against Portland on Friday at Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center, though late momentum pushed the Pilots ahead 4-2.
The Waves (4-13, 1-3 WCC) fought back after losing the doubles point as both Dane Esses and Lautaro Pane collected the first pair of singles wins, but the Pilots (9-5, 3-2 WCC) took wins on courts one, four and six to close out the match.
Pepperdine LogoRESULTS
1: Mike Pervolarakis (POR) def. Dennis Uspensky (PEPP) – 6-4, 6-2
2: Yusuf Khamis (PEPP) vs. Mathieu Garcia (POR) – 4-6, 6-4, 2-1 unfinished
3: Dane Esses (PEPP) def. Pierre Garcia (POR) – 6-2, 6-2
4: Carlos Donat (POR) def. Brian Berdusco (PEPP) – 6-4, 6-2
5: Lautaro Pane (PEPP) def. Alex Wallace (POR) – 6-4, 6-2
6: Tom Hann (POR) def. Max Mendelsohn (PEPP) – 6-3, 0-6, 7-5
1: Dane Esses/Lautaro Pane (PEPP) vs. Mathieu Garcia/Pierre Garcia – 5-3 unfinished
2: Mike Pervolarakis/Tom Hann (POR) def. Brian Berdusco/Max Mendelsohn (PEPP) – 6-2
3: Carlos Donat/Jamie Fisher (POR) def. Dennis Uspensky/Yusuf Khamis (PEPP) – 6-4
Pepperdine LogoMATCH RECAP
In doubles, Dane Esses and Lautaro Pane continued their hot streak, coming a point within a fourth-straight victory before the doubles point was clinched on court five. The Pilots added a victory on court three to round out the doubles matches.
Down a point going into singles, the Waves came out firing. Pane got a quick victory over Alex Wallace on five, winning 6-4, 6-2. Esses followed suit on three, defeating Pierre Garcia 6-2, 6-2. Portland took the final three matches on courts four, one and six to clinch the match. Yusuf Khamis fought back to win the second set 6-4 after losing the first set 4-6. He was leading 2-1 in the third set before the match was clinched.

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