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USC Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision to No. 7 Pepperdine

USC Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision to No. 7 Pepperdine

Women’s Tennis | March 12, 2023

The USC women’s tennis team’s hopes at an upset came up short on Sunday, March 12 as the Trojans fell 4-3 to No. 7 Pepperdine at Marks Tennis Stadium.
With the loss the Trojans drop to 7-4 on the season while the Waves improve to 8-2. 
The Wave No. 1 ranked duo of Tjen/Broadus wasted no time, swiftly defeating USC’s No. 24 ranked Naomi Cheong and Snow Han 6-0 on center court. USC fought back as Grace Piper and Nathalie Rodilosso defeated Pepperdin’es Redelijk/Campana 6-3 on court three. The doubles point was won by the No. 34 ranked Trojan duo of Eryn Cayetano and Maddy Sieg, who overcame a three-point deficit to haul in the doubles point for USC. 
The Waves tied things up as singles play began, with No. 19 Savannah Broadus defeating No. 34 Eryn Cayetano 6-3, 6-1 on court three. Sophomore Grace Piper puts the Women of Troy back on top as she beat Anna Campana in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 at singles six. Next Pepperdine won back-to-back matches on courts five and two, with McKenna Koenig and No. 61 Snow Han both falling to their Wave opponents. Freshman Maddy Sieg kept a victory in reach for USC as she overcame a first set loss (her first of the season) to eventually beat #11 Janice Tjen 4-6, 6-1, 6-3. After four hours of grueling tennis and the score tied at 3-3, the match was decided on court four as Bunyami Thamchaiwat defeated Emma Charney 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1. 
The Trojans return to action on Wednesday, March 15 for a 5:00 p.m. match against crosstown rival UCLA.  
#7 Pepperdine 4, USC 3 
Sunday, March 12 | Los Angeles, CA | David X. Marks Tennis Stadium  

  1. #1 Janice Tjen/Savannah Broadus (PEPP) def. #24 Naomi Cheong/Snow Han (USC) – 6-0
  2. #34 Eryn Cayetano/Maddie Sieg (USC) def. #38 Lisa Zaar/Bunyawi Thamchaiwat (PEPP) – 6-4
  3. Grace Piper/Nathalie Rodilosso (USC) def. Nikki Redelijk/Anna Campana (PEPP) – 6-3

USC wins the doubles point. 
Order of finish: 1, 3, 2

  1. #4 Maddy Sieg (USC) def. #11 Janice Tjen (PEPP) – 4-6, 6-1, 6-3
  2. #32 Lisa Zaar (PEPP) def. #61 Snow Han (USC) – 6-3, 6-4 
  3. #19 Savannah Broadus (PEPP) def. #34 Eryn Cayetano (USC) – 6-3, 6-1 
  4.  Bunyawi Thamchaiwait (PEPP) def. Emma Charney (USC) – 5-7, 7-6 (8-6), 6-1
  5. Nikki Redelijk (PEPP) def.  McKenna Koenig (USC) – 6-3, 6-2 

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