No. 57 W. Tennis To Face Pepperdine & Dartmouth
March 19, 2013
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SDSU To Face Pepperdine & Dartmouth
The 57th-ranked San Diego State women's tennis team is set to play host to Pepperdine on Wednesday, March 20 and Dartmouth on Friday, March 22 at Aztec Tennis Center. First serve for both matches is set for 2 pm. SDSU split last weekend's matches, defeating Marquette on Friday, 5-2, and falling to No. 15 California on Sunday, 6-1. The Aztecs sit at 7-4 on the season.
Scouting the Waves
Pepperdine is coming off a trip to the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala. The Waves completed their run at the Classic on Sunday, taking the back draw over Marshall, 4-1. Pepperdine secured the doubles point and notched enough wins in singles play to take the decision. Earlier in the tournament, the Waves defeated Michigan State, 4-0, for their first win of the season. Overall, Pepperdine holds a 2-9 record.
Head coach Gualberto Escudero is in his 36th season leading the Waves. After taking over the position in 1977, Escudero has notched a career record of 620-317 over 35 seasons.
Scouting The Big Green
Dartmouth holds six victories on the season which includes Binghamton, Wisconsin, NJIT, UMass, Fordham and Albany. Two of those wins were shutouts over Binghamton and Albany. The Big Green held their opponents to one point in the remaining victories.
Bob Dallis is in his tenth year as head coach of the women's tennis team and 23rd year as a Division I head coach. Dallis coached the team to the program's first-ever Ivy League Championship in 2011, finishing with a 14-8 overall record. The coach was honored as the Wilson/ITA Northeast Region Co-Coach of the Year.
Last Time Out
The Aztecs are coming off a weekend that they split matches, defeating Marquette on March 15, 5-2, and falling to No. 15 California, 6-1. Against the Golden Eagles, SDSU dropped the doubles point to fall early only to stage a rally in singles action clinch the match. San Diego State attempted to carry the momentum to its match against the 15th-ranked Golden Bears but was unable to overcome the northern California opponent. The Aztecs were unable to take the doubles point and would pick up only one win in singles play. The effort was not enough and California came out on top.