Mayar Sherif defeated No. 73 Jada Hart of UCLA with a straight-set win in the quarterfinal.
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.
Sherif will play No. 6 (F/N) Alexandra Sanford of North Carolina tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Malibu Racquet Club.
Mayar Sherif, Jessica Failla and Laura Gulbe all won through their opening rounds of Oracle/ITA Masters singles action.
Oracle/ITA Masters - Day Three (9/23/17)
Oracle/ITA Masters - Day Two (9/22/17)
Oracle/ITA Masters - Day One
NCAA Championships Elite 8: Pepperdine vs. Vanderbilt
Women's Tennis: NCAA Round Two vs. UCLA
MAYAR SHERIF CAREER STATS
PEPPERDINE 2016-17: All-WCC first team singles … All-WCC first team doubles with Christine Maddox … Finished the season ranked a career-high No. 1 in the Oracle/ITA doubles rankings alongside partner Christine Maddox … finished the season ranked No. 28 in the Oracle/ITA singles rankings and ranked as high as No. 14 during the season … reached the NCAA Singles Championship round of 16 … reached the NCAA Doubles Championship round of 32 with partner Christine Maddox … WCC All-Tournament team doubles with Christine Maddox … WCC All-Tournament team singles … WCC Doubles Pair of the Week four times with Maddox (4/11, 3/7, 2/14, 2/7) … won ITA Southwest Regional doubles title with Maddox … Had an overall singles record of 27-14, including a 16-9 record in dual singles matches … Had a 16-match unbeaten streak … Went 12-8 against nationally ranked opponents, including defeating the top-ranked Francesca Di Lorenzo of Ohio State in the round of 64 during the NCAA Singles Championship … 30-6 overall in doubles, including a 26-7 record with partner Christine Maddox … Had a streak of 19 unbeaten doubles matches … Went 10-5 against national-ranked opponents, including beating two separate top-ranked teams.
FRESNO STATE (2015-16): Was a part of the 5th doubles team in Fresno State’s history to earn All-America honors after reaching the quarterfinals of the 2016 NCAA Doubles Championship with her sister Rana … Earned the Mountain West’s automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Singles Championship … 2016 Mountain West Player of the Year … Named to both the All-Mountain West Singles and Doubles teams … Won the singles title at the Jack Kramer Invite while also finishing runner-up in doubles … Reached the finals of the ITA Northwest Regional with wins over No. 16 Klara Fabikova (Cal) and No. 17 Caroline Doyle (Stanford), both in straight sets … Earned an at-large bid to the USTA/ITA All-American Singles Championships … Ended the season ranked No. 68 in singles and No. 24 in doubles … Ranked as high as No. 26 in singles and No. 18 in doubles … Finished the year with a combined 56 wins, tallying a 30-12 overall singles record and a 26-10 doubles record … Earned 13 wins over national-ranked opposition, seven in singles and six in doubles … Went 18-6 in singles dual play, while playing in the No. 1 position … Had a 16-6 record in No. 1 doubles spot … Contributed to an 8-0 record at home and a final ITA team ranking of No. 43.
FRESNO STATE (2014-15): 2015 Mountain West Freshman of the Year … Named to both the All-Mountain West Singles and Doubles teams … Played in all 23 dual matches, posting 22-3 record in both singles and doubles play … Had a 14-match winning streak from Jan. 18-Mar. 13 … Finished the season with eight consecutive singles victories … Posted a 21-1 record in dual play with an 8-0 record against Mountain West singles opponents … Along with her sister, went on a 17-match winning streak in doubles from Jan. 25-Apr. 3, while the pair went 20-2 in dual matches, including a 7-1 record against conference opponents … Helped the team to a 9-1 record at home and a final national ranking of No. 58.
JUNIORS: Reached a top-50 ITF ranking and was No. 550 in WTA … Earned second place in AJC and was a doubles finalist … Played in the FedCup and stayed in Group 2 for the first time in Egypt’s history … Was 13 the first time she played in the FedCup … Won first place AJC U14 and U16 … Tabbed as number one in Africa under 14, 16 and 18 for most of junior’s time … Winner of the African Championship for U14 and U16.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Amal Thabet and Sherif Ahmed … Has three siblings: Rana, Dalya, Rawan … Sister, Rana, also played at Fresno State and the two were doubles partners for two seasons … Graduated from Lycee el Horeya de Bab el Louck in Cairo, Egypt in 2014 … Majoring in Sports Medicine at Pepperdine and has career aspirations of playing professional tennis … Chose Pepperdine because it “was the best opportunity and I felt comfortable with head coach Per Nilsson” … She loves giving presents to people.
FAVORITES: Favorite professional athlete is Kim Clijsters … Favorite TV Show is Kara Sevda … Favorite musical artist is Adele … Favorite food is Mediterranean … Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball.