Luisa Stefani made her junior debut with a two-set win over 7th-ranked Samantha Harris of Duke.
The Waves will compete in the Jack Kramer singles quartefinals tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m.
No. 3 Ashley Lahey defeated No. 34 Rosie Johanson (Virginia) in a three-set round of 32 match.
Dzina Milovanovic highlighted the day with a 6-4, 6-4 win over No. 14 Gabby Smith of USC.
All four Waves advanced to the singles round of 32 to be played tomorrow.
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships - Prequalifying Day 2
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships - Prequalifying Day 1
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
PEPPERDINE 2016-17: All-WCC second team doubles with Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai … WCC All-Academic honorable mention … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘bronze’ honors … ranked as high as No. 123 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings … WCC All-Tournament team singles … Amassed a 19-11 singles record on the year, including a 12-5 dual singles match record … Went 2-4 against nationally ranked opponents on the year … Finished the last 10 matches 6-2 with the other two matches incomplete, but leading … In doubles, was 19-10 overall on the year, including a 14-8 dual doubles match record … Went 7-7 in doubles with partner Ashley Lahey.
PEPPERDINE 2015-16: All-WCC second team in singles and doubles … WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Laura Gulbe (4/19) … Member of the squad that advanced to the NCAA Team Championship quarterfinals for the first time since 1994 … Finished her freshman campaign with a 26-6 overall singles record, including a 17-4 dual output … Went 17-16 in doubles play, including a 10-9 record in doubles dual competition … In singles, collected an 11-1 record in the number three position and went 6-1 in the number four slot, while posting a 2-4 record amongst nationally ranked opposition … Finished the last 10 matches of the season with a 5-1 record for the Waves … Took home the consolation championship title at the Battle in the Bay Classic with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Pacific’s C. Saenz de Buruaga (9/20) … Reached the quarterfinal of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship (10/18) after defeating four opponents including 76th-ranked Cindy Nguyen of Hawaii in two sets … Helped the team to a 4-3 win over 4th-ranked USC early in the season with a 6-2, 7-6 (1) win over Jessica Failla … Helped the team to a 4-3 win over 22nd-ranked UCLA with a pair of 6-2 sets over Alaina Miller ... Aided the Waves efforts in reaching the NCAA Championships round of 16 with 20th-ranked USC after a two set win over Zoe Katz in Malibu … Reached the championship match of the Battle in the Bay Classic with Laura Gulbe (9/20) … She and Gulbe were one of three Pepperdine teams to reach the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship semifinals after posting three wins including a quarterfinal victory over 30th’ranked USC pair Zoe Katz and Madison Westby (the pair fell in two sets to teammates Apichaya Runglerdkriangkrai and Luisa Stefani who eventually took home the title) … Helped the Waves in the win over UCLA with a 7-6 (4) clinching doubles win over Kristin Wiley and Alaina Miller.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Sportska Gimnazija in 2015 … Highest combined ITF Juniors ranking was 111 (6/05/2013) … Part of the U-16, 16 and 18 National Team … Advanced to ITF Grade 1 semifinals in France on the singles side and the quarterfinals in Croatia in the doubles bracket … Advanced to Grade 2 singles semifinals round in France and quarterfinals in Tunisia … Advanced to Grade 2 doubles semifinals in France and quarterfinals in Tunisia … Advanced to Grade 3 singles quarterfinals in both France and Serbia … Won Grade 6 singles tournament in Istanbul, advanced to the semifinals in Malta and Germany and the quarterfinals in Denmark.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Dragoslava and Zvezdan Milovanovic … Cites long rally points as what she loves most about tennis … Does everything with her right hand, but play tennis … Majoring in Integrated Marketing Communication at Pepperdine ... Biggest sports hero is Serbian men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic because he “had a really hard path, struggled so much, stayed humble and still achieved so much.”
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Novak Djokovic … Favorite book is Pride and Prejudice … Favorite TV show is Gossip Girl … Favorite food is salad ... Favorite drink is coffee … Favorite professional team is the Serbian water polo team … Favorite movies are Lord of the Rings (trilogy) … Favorite musical artist is Whitney Houston … Favorite sports other than tennis is figure skating.