April 16, 2009

WCC Announces Seeding and Coverage for WCC Tennis Championships

April 16, 2009

SANTA CLARA, Calif.- The West Coast Conference announced the seeds for this weekend's WCC Men's and Women's Tennis Championships held at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego, CA on April 17-19.

Pepperdine secured the No. 1 seed in both the men's and women's tournaments. On the men's side, San Diego is the No. 2 seed, followed by Portland and San Francisco. Saint Mary's is the No. 5 seed, Gonzaga is the No. 6 seed, and Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara are the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds, respectively.

In the women's field, the Waves are followed by No. 2 seeded San Diego, No. 3 seed Saint Mary's, and No. 4 seeded San Francisco. Loyola Marymount is the No. 5 seed, followed by Santa Clara, Portland, and Gonzaga.

The Pepperdine men's team has historically dominated the WCC Championships, winning 18 straight titles and 39 overall. San Diego is the only other current WCC school to have won the men's title, earning back-to-back crowns in 1988 and 1989.

On the women's side, the Wave women have been nearly as dominant as the men's team, claiming 20 of the last 21 WCC Championships, including the last six titles. Loyola Marymount is the only other current WCC member to have won a women's championship, claiming their first-ever title in 2002.

2009 WCC Men's Tennis Championship Seeds
1. Pepperdine
2. San Diego
3. Portland
4. San Francisco
5. Saint Mary's
6. Gonzaga
7. Loyola Marymount
8. Santa Clara

2009 WCC Women's Tennis Championship Seeds
1. Pepperdine
2. San Diego
3. Saint Mary's
4. San Francisco
5. Loyola Marymount
6. Santa Clara
7. Portland
8. Gonzaga

West Coast Conference fans will be able to follow the 2009 WCC Men's & Women's Tennis Championships through exclusive coverage by WCCTV, found on WCCsports.com.

At the 2009 Tennis Championships, all men's and women's teams will be covered throughout the duration of the tournament with morning previews, afternoon updates, and evening wrap-ups. Also, look out for the WCC's new live TWITTER application for live blogging at the event by clicking here.

Also, to read the full 2009 Men's and Women's Tennis Championship Preview and learn more about the participating men's and women's tennis teams, click here.