The 2015-16 Pepperdine women's tennis team also took home an ITA All-Academic Team award.
Student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
This is the fifth-consecutive season that a Waves' doubles pair has reached the NCAA Doubles Championships Sweet Sixteen.
Stefani, Runglerdkriangkrai, Cutura and Maddox will represent the Waves.
This is the fifth time all-time the Waves have reached the NCAA Elite 8 and first since 1994.
Women's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament (Photos by Kyle Terada)
Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational - Sept. 13-15, 2013 - Photos by Wallace Craig
MATEA CUTURA CAREER STATISTICS
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Sat out the fall season following surgery ... Returned to the lineup on January 30 vs. USC ... All-WCC first-team performer in doubles and an honorable mention in singles ... Went 13-6 in singles, all in dual play ... Began season at No. 6 in the singles lineup while getting back into form and ended the year at No. 3 ... Went 2-1 at No. 3, 4-2 at No. 4, 3-0 at No. 5 and 4-3 at No. 6 ... Produced an 8-1 singles record and 7-0 doubles record vs. WCC opponents ... 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 Maddox (2/24, 3/17) ... WCC All-Tournament doubles selection ... Went 16-6 in doubles overall, including a 15-4 tally with Maddox ... Won 11 in a row with Maddox, 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 Maddox at No. 2 and 2-2 at No. 1 ...Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: All-WCC second team in both singles and doubles ... Earned WCC All-Tournament honors in both singles and doubles ... Went 20-10 in singles as a sophomore, including an 11-6 record in duals ... Played exclusively from the No. 2 spot in the singles lineup ... Posted an 18-9 record in doubles, including a 15-4 record in duals ... Went 14-3 with Ale Granillo, going 3-1 at No. 2 and 11-2 at No. 3 ... Won eight doubles matches in a row with Granillo, spanning Feb. 1-March 15 ... Four-time WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Granillo (2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 4/22) ... Reached as high as #79 in the ITA singles rankings and concluded the year listed at #20 in the Southwest regional rankings ... Concluded season on a five match win streak and was unbeaten in the final 10 matches of the season.
DEPAUL 2012-13: BIG EAST Freshman of the Year ... Posted an overall singles record of 26-9, including a 14-7 record in dual action ... Played at No. 1 singles all season ... All-BIG EAST first team in singles ... Ranked in every ITA singles poll in 2013, reaching as high as #72 and ending her freshman campaign at #94 ... Twice named the BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 5 and March 13) ... Listed at #7 in the final ITA Midwest Regional rankings in singles ... 5-2 versus ranked opponents ... Defeated then #12-ranked Kate Turvy of Northwestern 6-1, 6-3 on Oct. 12, 2012 ... 20-15 overall in doubles, including 12-11 in dual action ... Saw action at #1 and #2 doubles.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gimnazija Birotehnika in 2012 ... Won U-16 and U-18 national championship in Croatia ... Participated on the U-16 and U-18 Croatian National Teams ... Placed second at the Croatian Senior National Championship.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Zeljko and Sladjana Cutura... Older sister to Anamaria, Lea and Jure.
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Venus Williams ... Favorite book is Infidel ... Favorite tv shows are Malcolm in the Middle and Prison Break ... Favorite musical artists are Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Rihanna ... Favorite sport other than tennis are handball and basketball.