#15 Waves Down #19 Michigan, 5-2

MALIBU, Calif. — In a reversal of last season’s meeting the Pepperdine men’s tennis team defeated Michigan, 5-2, on Wednesday afternoon at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.


“Moody (Mahmoud Kamel) played great today and when he plays well it’s always good for us,” said Head Pepperdine Tennis Coach Adam Steinberg. “It’s great to have a top 20 win against a very good team. Last year we played them indoors and they beat us.”


The Waves (8-5) got off to a good start with wins on courts 1 and 3 to secure the doubles-point. No. 12 ITA ranked Omar Altmann/Bassam Beidas (PEP) defeated No. 27 Mike Sroczynski/Andrew Mazlin (MICH), 8-1 and Hugh Clarke/Alex Llompart (PEP) defeated Chris Madden/Drew Daniel (MICH), 8-6. Michigan’s (6-5) Jason Jung/George Navas defeated Alex Moreno/Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) 8-4, on court 2.


Michigan won the first singles match on court 6 with Daniel defeating Moreno, 6-3, 6-2. The score was tied 1-1. Kamel was victorious over Peter Aarts, 6-1, 6-4, to finish second on court 4 and the Waves were up by one, at 2-1. Madden (MICH) and Clarke finished third on court 5 with a win for the Wolverines, 6-3, 7-5 with the scored was tied again, at 2-2.


Meanwhile, three courts remained in play and court one was the next to finish with No. 44 Beidas (PEPP) defeating No. 100 Jason Jung (MICH), 6-4, 6-1. The Waves were up 3-2. Alex Llompart (PEPP) scored the team winning point on court 3 with a victory over Mike Sroczynski (MICH), 7-5, 6-4. The score was Pepperdine 4, Michigan 2.


Altmann and Mazlin were still battling it out on court 2 with split sets, but with the team score decided they went to a super tie-breaker for the third set. Altmann prevailed, 6-7, 6-4, 10-6.


Tennis Match Results

University of Michigan vs Pepperdine

Feb 25, 2009 at Malibu, Calif.


#15 Pepperdine 5, #19 University of Michigan 2


Singles competition

1. #44 Bassam Beidas (PEP) def. #109 Jason Jung (MICH) 6-4, 6-1

2. #26 Omar Altmann (PEP) def. #100 Andrew Mazlin (MICH) 6-7 (5-0), 6-4, 10-6

3. #114 Alex Llompart (PEP) def. Mike Scroczynski (MICH) 7-5, 6-4

4. Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) def. Peter Aarts (MICH) 6-1, 6-4

5. Chris Madden (MICH) def. Hugh Clarke (PEP) 6-3, 7-5

6. Drew Daniel (MICH) def. Alex Moreno (PEP) 6-3, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. #12 Bassam Beidas/Omar Altmann (PEP) def. #27 Andrew Mazlin/Mike Scroczynski (MICH) 8-1

2. Jason Jung/George Navas (MICH) def. Alex Moreno/Mahmoud Kamel (PEP) 8-4

3. Alex Llompart/Hugh Clarke (PEP) def. Drew Daniel/Chris Madden (MICH) 8-6


Match Notes:

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,4,5,3,2)







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