Sherif tabbed a dominating upset over No. 1-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo of Ohio State to advance
This is the sixth time in Pepperdine women's tennis history that the Waves have advanced to the NCAA Championship quarterfinal.
The No. 12 Waves will challenge the winner of No. 5 Georgia and No. 30 NC State in an NCAA Sweet Sixteen match-up on May 19 at 1 p.m. in Athens, Ga.
The Waves will face No. 23 UCLA on Saturday at noon for the NCAA Second Round in Malibu.
This is the fifth time the Waves will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Championships.
NCAA Championships Elite 8: Pepperdine vs. Vanderbilt
Women's Tennis: NCAA Round Two vs. UCLA
Women's Tennis: No. 17 Pepperdine vs. No. 10 Stanford
Women's Tennis: No. 17 Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara
CHRISTINE MADDOX CAREER STATISTICS
CAREER: Currently ranks 4th all-time in career doubles wins alongside Matea Cutura with a 27-6 overall record over two seasons competing together … Through three seasons is 24-17 in singles (18-8 in duals) and 44-21 in doubles (29-12 in duals) … Two-time All-WCC first team in doubles (2015 and 2016) … Two-time WCC Doubles Team of the Week (2015 – 2/24, 3/17) … Two-time WCC All-Academic first team honoree (2015 and 2016) … Two-time Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Three-time WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honoree … Represented the Waves at the 2015 and 2016 NCAA Doubles Championships alongside Cutura and reached the second round in 2015 and the round of 16 in 2016 … Member of the 2016 squad that reached the NCAA Championships quarterfinals (first time the Waves had done so since the 1994 campaign) … Member of the 2014 and 2016 squad that won a program record 15 dual matches in a row.
PEPPERDINE 2015-16: All-WCC first team in doubles with partner Matea Cutura … WCC All-Academic first team … Reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championships with Cutura … Ranked as high as #3 in the Oracle/ITA doubles rankings with Cutura and finished the season ranked #19 … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honors … Finished the season with a 21-7 overall doubles record with Cutura, including a 13-3 record in dual competition … Went 2-4 in singles play with a 1-2 record against dual competitors … In doubles, collected a perfect 11-0 record in the number two position and went 2-3 in the number one slot … Finished with a 7-6 double record against nationally ranked opposition and went 9-1 in the last 10 competitions, including wins over 14th-ranked Vanderbilt pair Sydney Campbell and Courtney Colton and 83rd-ranked USC duo Zoe Katz and Madison Westby … Helped the Waves defeat Stanford (ranked 20th at the time) for the first time in program history with a 6-1 doubles win (with Cutura) over Melissa Lord and Kimberly Lee.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: All-WCC first team selection in doubles ... Went 20-10 in singles overall, and 16-5 in dual matches ... Won 10 of the last 11 matches in straight sets ... Posted a team-best 21-9 doubles record, including a 16-9 mark in duals ... Picked up All-Tournament honors in both singles and doubles at the conference championships ... Posted three straight-set wins at the WCC Tournament, allowing just nine games total ... Also went undefeated in doubles at the league tournament ... Went 7-4 in singles from the No. 5 spot in the lineup and 9-1 at No. 6 ... Ranked as high as #21 in doubles alongside Christine Maddox and ended the year at #25 ... Ranked #5 in the region ... Defeated Memphis' #37 Alyssa Hibberd/Anki Wind, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round of the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Twice named WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Cutura (2/24, 3/17) ... Went 15-4 alongside Cutura ... Won 11 in a row with Cutura, including two wins over top-30 pairs ... Defeated #28 Robin Anderson/Chanelle Van Nguyen of UCLA, 6-3 (2/27) ... Defeated Cal's #11 Zsofi Susanyi/Klara Fabikova, 6-3 (3/14) ... Went 12-1 with Cutura at No. 2 and 2-2 at No. 1 ... Ranked #57 with Michaela Capannolo in the ITA fall doubles rankings ... Went 2-4 in singles and 3-2 in doubles during the fall season ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... WCC All-Academic first team honoree ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Posted a 2-3 singles record as a freshman ... Went 1-1 from the No. 5 spot in the lineup ... Went 1-4 in doubles, including a 1-1 mark in tournaments ... Played at No. 1 in the doubles lineup with Lorraine Guillermo ... Topped Kaitlyn Christian 7-5, 3-6, 10-7 of then-#6 USC (1/30) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Santa Monica High School in 2013 ... Played three seasons on the varsity squad ... Would have played four but finished high school a year early ... Three-time Ocean League singles champion ... Three-time Ocean League Most Valuable Player ... Led team to the conference championship all three seasons ... Held down the No. 1 spot in the singles lineup ... Five-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.com ... Ranked as high as #46 in the website's national rankings and #7 in their California state rankings ... Three-time Santa Monica Junior Open Champion ... Dudley Cup Junior Open Champion ... Ventura Southern California Junior Open Champion ... USTA National Doubles Junior Open Champion in Lakewood ... Prince Grand Prix Doubles Champion.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jim and Laurel Maddox ... Father also attended Pepperdine ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is known for its fabulous sports and academic programs. I really liked the coaches and the team. It also happened to be close to home with a beautiful location and a small student population."
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Roger Federer ... Favorite book is Beowulf ... Favorite tv shows are Supernatural, The Carrie Diaries, Hawaii Five-0 and New Girl ... Favorite sport other than tennis is fastpitch softball ... Favorite professional teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers.