NCAA Regionals
Pepperdine 4, Mississippi State 1


Pepperdine Head Coach Adam Steinberg
"We were very nervous coming out, and it showed in the beginning. We were able to play through it and overcome our nerves. Eight of my 10 players have never played a collegiate match until this year, so they have grown up fast."

"Having coached in the SEC, I was very familiar with these teams and the environment here. Of course, my players were not (familiar), but I think I was able to prepare them for the competition."

Mississippi State Head Coach Sylvain Guichard
"I'm very proud of our guys - they played really hard. I am disappointed in losing, but I am very proud of their effort. Pepperdine is a tough team."

"We are short in depth after losing a player in August (Luiz Carvalho) and then two more last month (#3 Jerome Le Belicard and #4 Max Fomine). The end of the season has been hard. It is difficult to play without two of your best players, but I am very proud of our team and what they have accomplished. They have been very competitive ."


Pepperdine Mississippi State Winner Score
Calle Hansen Romain Ambert DNF 6-3, 5-5 (PU Led)
Pedro Rico Rene-Charles Combette MSU 6-3, 6-4
Diego Acuna Florent Girod PU 6-2, 6-3
Scott Doerner Luc Maasdorp DNF 6-2, 1-6, 5-3 (PU Led)
Alexis Rafidison Matt Armstrong PU 7-5, 6-1
Kevin Borzenski Michael Hailey PU 6-1, 6-2


Pepperdine Mississippi State Winner Score
Hansen/Acuna Ambert/Combette PU 8-4
Rico/Doerner Girod/Hailey PU 8-3
Rafidison/Borzenski Fomine/Armstrong DNF 7-7

Results: Pepperdine 4; Mississippi State 1
Records: Pepperdine, 17-10; Mississippi State, 15-8

Order of Finish
Doubles: 2, 1
Singles: 6, 3, 2, 5



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