Racich and Ross had an incredible comeback in the championship match against Long Beach State’s Tara Roenicke and Caitlin Ledoux. The Waves were behind 14-11 in the third set and faced three match points, but ran off the next five points in a row to claim a 14-21, 21-15, 16-14 victory for the championship.
Prior to the final, the duo didn’t drop a set in their first three wins of the day. They beat Elyse Chubb and Lizzie Theefield of the College of Charleston, 21-9, 21-11, in the first round, Geena Urango and Sara Shaw of USC, 21-19, 21-8, in the quarterfinals, and Pepperdine teammates Kim Hill and Lilla Frederick, 21-9, 21-17, in the semifinals.
Both Racich and Ross were awarded All-American honors following Saturday’s team competition.