Francis Alcantara advances to the singles quarterfinal at the Jack Kramer Club Collegiate Invitational.
Freshman Alexander Solonin wraps clay court tournament with a win in consolation.
Sofaer, Menichella advance to round of 32 in singles.
The Southwest Regional Championship began today in Malibu and runs through Tuesday.
Waves continue fall season up in San Francisco before returning home for regionals on Oct. 18-22.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 2013 ... Also attended City of Angels High School and Laurel Springs High School ... Four-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net ... Part of recruiting class ranked #2 in TennisRecruiting.net's list of Top Mid-Major Men's Classes ... Played one season of varsity tennis at Thousand Oaks High School ... 2013 All-Marmonte League singles first team ... Thousand Oaks High School Scholar-Athlete ... Also trained at the Weil Tennis Academy ... Won the 14s division at the 2009 California Bowl.
PERSONAL: Born in Kiev, Ukraine ... Son of Eugene and Anna Solonin ... Mother played college tennis in Ukraine and father was a professional swimmer ... Plans to major in business ... Chose Pepperdine "because it has one of the best tennis programs in the country and has a great academic reputation."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athletes are Kobe Bryant and Roger Federer ... Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite musical artists are Tupac and the Red Hot Chili Peppers ... Favorite book is Open by Andre Agassi ... Favorite food is sushi ... Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball.