Pepperdine Women’s Tennis played for the national championship Saturday in Orlando, Fla., battling No. 2 Texas for three hours. The Waves gave the Longhorns a fight but eventually lost the doubles point and the match.
Pepperdine Women’s Tennis reached their eighth quarterfinal in program history this season. For the first time, the Waves won that quarterfinal match, beating UCLA 4-3 to move on to the NCAA semifinals.
As collegiate seasons begin to wrap up, Pepperdine is showing its all-around athletic excellence with nearly half its programs ranked in the Top 30 nationally. Other highlights include five teams in the Top 10, as well as a postseason trophy for men’s basketball.
The Pepperdine Women’s Tennis team opened conference play against Santa Clara on March 26. The Waves swept the Broncos 7-0 in Malibu.
The fourth-ranked Waves made quick work of Oklahoma State on a beautiful Malibu afternoon. Pepperdine won the doubles point and singles courts four, five and six en route to victory.
Waves Women’s Tennis played three top-six teams in the country at ITA Indoors, advancing to the semifinals. Despite being without No. 1 Ashley Lahey, newcomers stepped up for Pepperdine.
Pepperdine’s Women’s Tennis team competed for the first time since this past spring in a tournament in San Diego. The team sent four of its athletes to compete against pros, collegiate and junior athletes.
At least 10 Pepperdine student-athletes decided to return to Malibu after COVID-19 interrupted their senior seasons. Meet five of them this week as they explain their decision to return.
Senior Ashley Lahey, the top women’s tennis player in the nation in 2019–2020, announces she will return to Pepperdine for a fifth year.
Jessica Failla defeated the No. 3 player in the country to clinch, and the No. 17 Waves scored their biggest dual match victory of the season thus far.