Waves men’s tennis knocks off two WCC opponents

Pepperdine men's tennis player Edward Winter reacts after winning a point. The Waves men's tennis squad defeated two West Coast Conference opponents last weekend. Photo by Kyle Cajero.

Pepperdine pulls off two sweeps ahead of April 14 doubleheader against San Francisco and Portland

The Pepperdine Waves men’s tennis team snagged two wins in the West Coast Conference last weekend. 

The Waves defeated rival Loyola Marymount University on April 6 at the LMU Tennis Center and then knocked off Santa Clara the next day at the Ralphs-Strauss Tennis Center on Pepperdine’s campus. 

Both victories were 4-0 sweeps. The Waves head into their April 14 home doubleheader against WCC competitors San Francisco and Portland with a 9-10 overall record and 3-1 record in the WCC. The Waves play San Francisco at 10 a.m. and Portland at 2 p.m. 

The Waves won all three doubles matches when their tandems secured wins on courts two and three at the same time. Linus Carlsson Halldin and George Davis won their matchup 6-4 and Chris Papa and Zach Stephens notched a 6-4 win also. Additionally, Pietro Fellin and Edward Winter defeated their opponents. 

The Waves dominated in singles play also. Robert Shelton won 6-3, 6-0, and Winter won 6-3, 6-3. 

Stephens secured the win with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph. Carlsson Halldin, Davis, and Fellin were all winning their matches when Pepperdine’s victory was in the books. 

The Waves win over Santa Clara was also dominant. 

Fellin, Winter, and Stephens won in singles after Papa and Stephens secured the doubles point with a 6-2 win. 

Five of six Waves won their first set in singles play. 

Winter won his matchup 7-5, 6-1. Fellin won 6-3, 6-1, and Stephens won 6-3, 6-4. Carlsson Halldin, Davis, and Shelton’s matches went unfinished since Pepperdine had already notched the win.