Waves continue fall season up in San Francisco before returning home for regionals on Oct. 18-22.
Senior Alex Sarkissian opens the 2013-14 season for the Waves on Thursday.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gorman Learning Center ... Part of recruiting class ranked #2 in TennisRecruiting.net's list of Top Mid-Major Men's Classes ... Four-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.com ... Ranked as high as #57 by the recruiting website during his junior season ... Played one season of varsity tennis during his freshman season at Palisades High School and helped take home the league championship ... Finalist at the Midland National Open in 2012.
PERSONAL: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Joe and Kanako ... Chose Pepperdine because "it offers the perfect blend of academics and athletics."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Rafael Nadal because "he is a competitor. He tries as hard as he can every singles point and never gives up" ... Favorite tv show is Family Guy ... Favorite food is a cheeseburger ... Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Stepbrothers ... Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball ... Favorite musical artist is ASAP Rocky.