May 11, 1997
USC Loses to Pepperdine in West Regional Finals
SAN DIEGO - Pepperdine University, ranked 14th in the Rolex ITA Rankings, defeated No. 3 seed and 31st-ranked Southern California Sunday in the final of the 1997 NCAA West Regional by the score of 5-2.
Pepperdine, which improved to 20-7 on the season, advanced to the NCAA Championships to be played at Stanford University May 15-23. The Waves, along with the five other regional site winners, will join a total of 10 teams that automatically advanced to the NCAA Championships. USC finished with a record of 10-16.
In the final, the Trojans secured points at the No. 2 and 3 singles spots, where Eva Jimenez and Jacqui Boyd won respectivley.
Pepperdine 5, USC 2