#8 Men's Tennis Defeats Saint Mary's, 6-1

Hugh Clarke

April 7, 2012

Complete Results

MORAGA, Calif. - Another dominating effort by the eighth-ranked Pepperdine men's tennis team lifted the Waves to their 13th straight victory in a 6-1 road win at Saint Mary's on Saturday in West Coast Conference action.

The Waves are the lone unbeaten team left in the WCC at 5-0 and now stand at 16-6 overall. The Gaels dropped to 4-15, 0-5.

Junior Sebastian Fanselow (Essen, Germany/Kaplan College Prep School), senior Hugh Clarke (Brisbane, Australia/Brisbane Boys College) and senior Jenson Turner (Woodland Hills, Calif./Campbell Hall HS) were double winners for the Waves, posting victories both in singles and doubles.

Those three also had the easiest time of it in singles. Fanselow, ranked #9 by the ITA, won at the #1 position by the score of 6-4, 6-0, while Clarke reversed that score and posted a 6-0, 6-4 win at #3. Turner had a 6-2, 6-1 victory at #4 singles.

After the Waves won the doubles point by winning two of three, four of Pepperdine's five singles wins came in straight sets.

Pepperdine next takes a break from WCC play to visit Fresno State on Wednesday (April 11).

Tennis Match Results
Pepperdine vs Saint Mary's (CA)
Apr 07, 2012 at Moraga, Calif.
(Timothy Korth Tennis Complex)

#8 Pepperdine 6, Saint Mary's (CA) 1

Singles competition
1. #9 Sebastian Fanselow (PEP) def. Maxime Olivan (SMC) 6-4, 6-0
2. #72 Mousheg Hovhannisyan (PEP) def. Sherif Hamdy (SMC) 6-3, 2-6, 1-0 (10-6)
3. Hugh Clarke (PEP) def. Saad Benkirane (SMC) 6-0, 6-4
4. Jenson Turner (PEP) def. Seif El Sherbini (SMC) 6-2, 6-1
5. Joakim Norstrom (SMC) def. David Sofaer (PEP) 7-5, 6-4
6. Daniel Moss (PEP) def. Samuel Bloore (SMC) 6-4, 6-2



Doubles competition
1. Jenson Turner/Sebastian Fanselow (PEP) def. Steven Daws.-Roberts/Joakim Norstrom (SMC) 9-7
2. Hugh Clarke/David Sofaer (PEP) def. Samuel Bloore/Maxime Olivan (SMC) 8-5
3. Sherif Hamdy/Seif El Sherbini (SMC) def. Daniel Moss/Kento Tanaka-Tamaki (PEP) 8-3

Match Notes:
Pepperdine 16-6, 5-0 WCC; National ranking #8
Saint Mary's (CA) 4-15, 0-5 WCC

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