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


    No.1 Isabela Petrov (PU) def. Karolina Baklarova (USC) 7-5, 6-3
    No.2 Eva Jimenez (USC) def. Zsofia Csapo (PU) 6-3, 6-4
    No.3 Jacqui Boyd (USC) def. Annabel Rognon (6-3, 6-4
    No.4 Angela Lawrence (PU) def. Pam Trump (USC) 6-2, 6-2
    No.5 Nadine Rastetter (PU) def. Amber Basica (7-5, 6-1
    No.6 Kathrin Denn (PU) def. Kate Callaghan (6-1, 6-4

    No.1 Petrov-Lawrence (PU) def. Trump/Ditta Huber (USC) 8-1
    No.2 Did not play
    No.3 Did not play