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No. 9 USC Drops Nonconference Match to No. 3 Pepperdine

No. 9 USC Drops Nonconference Match to No. 3 Pepperdine

Women’s Tennis | March 23, 2024

MALIBU, Calif. – The No. 9 ranked USC women’s tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss to No. 3 Pepperdine on Saturday, March 23 at the Ralph Strauss Tennis Center. 
With the loss USC drops to 12-5, while Pepperdine improves to 10-3. 
During doubles, the Waves would snag the early point as Lily Fairclough and McKenna Koenig fell to Jasmine Conway and Lisa Zaar 6-3 on court three. The Trojans No. 15 ranked duo of Eryn Cayetano and Emma Charney then lost their match on center court 6-3 to the No. 2 ranked duo of Savannah Broadus and Janice Tjen. The remaining match on court two was suspended with Pepperdine’s Yang/Redelijk leading No. 42 Parker Fry and Grace Piper 5-3. 
As singles began, Pepperdine got their second point of the day on court three as No. 61 Grace Piper fell to Janice Tjen 6-0, 7-5. 
With the momentum in the Waves’ favor, No. 6 Lisa Zaar defeated No. 93 Snow Han 6-1, 6-4 to puts Pepperdine one point away from a victory. 
The match was decided on court five as freshman Lily Fairclough fell 6-3, 7-5 to her Wave opponent No. 99 Nikki Redelijk. 
Remaining matches were abandoned (all in the third set). 
USC is back in action tomorrow at home as the Trojans host Hawaii at 4 p.m. PT for Kids Day. Children in attendance will receive complimentary USC hats. A poster signing session with senior student-athletes is also scheduled to take place following the matches conclusion. 
#3 Pepperdine 4, #9 USC 0 

Saturday, March 23 | Malibu, Calif. (Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center) 

1. #2 Broadus,Savannah/Tjen,Janice (PEPPW) def. #15 Eryn Cayetano/Emma Charney (USC) 6-3 
2. Yang,Vivian/Redelijk,Nikki (PEPPW) vs. #42 Parker Fry/Grace Piper (USC) 5-3 UNF. 
3. Conway,Jasmine/Zaar,Lisa (PEPPW) def. McKenna Koenig/Lily Fairclough (USC) 6-3 

Pepperdine wins doubles point.

Order of finish: 3,1


1. #6 Zaar,Lisa (PEPPW) def. #93 Snow Han (USC) 6-1, 6-4

2. #8 Broadus,Savannah (PEPPW) vs. #28 Emma Charney (USC) 0-6, 6-4, 4-1 UNF. 

3. #58 Tjen,Janice (PEPPW) def. #61 Grace Piper (USC) 6-0, 7-5

4. #86 Campana,Anna (PEPPW) vs. #108 Eryn Cayetano (USC) 3-6, 5-6 UNF. 

5. #99 Redelijk,Nikki (PEPPW) def. Lily Fairclough (USC) 6-3, 7-5


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