Sebastian Fanselow becomes seventh Pepperdine player to reach NCAA Singles Championship semifinals.
Senior Sebastian Fanselow one of eight players left standing in the NCAA Singles Championship.
As a Junior (Fall 2006): After going 0-2 in singles at the Midland Invitational, bounced back at the ITA Regionals (West), and won six consecutive matches to claim the singles title...As the eighth seed, defeated three higher seeds in the last three matches, including the No. 1 seed and top-ranked Benjamin Kohlloeffel of UCLA in the quarterfinals...Defeated No. 4-seed Chris Groh of San Diego State in three sets in the semifinal...Beat No. 2 seed Chris Surapol of UCLA in the final match to earn automatic spot in ITA Indoor Championships...Also posted three straight wins with Omar Altmann in doubles before falling in the semifinals at the ITA Regionals...Posted a first round win at the ITA Indoors, but fell in the second round.
As a Sophomore (2005-06): Capped a brilliant season with win at the fourth singles position to clinch the Waves' 4-2 upset victory over previously undefeated Georgia for its first-ever NCAA title...Named to the NCAA All-Tournament team for No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles with Pepperdine standout Scott Doerner...The Wave duo reached the final match of the NCAA Doubles Championships...Fell to Illinois' Kevin Anderson/Ryan Rowe in title match for a No. 2 final national ranking and earned All-America accolades...Compiled a dual match record of 25-6 in singles, going 16-4 at the No. 4 spot...Combined for a 9-2 record when playing at the third and fifth positions...Named to WCC second team in singles...Recorded a dual-match doubles record of 25-5 with Doerner at the No. 1 spot...Overall, the pair recorded a 30-6 doubles record...Compiled an amazing record of 14-1 against nationally-ranked opponents...When unranked, the duo went 4-0 against nationally-ranked opponents....The Wave tandem was ranked No. 1 for 5 weeks during the regular season...Named to WCC first team in doubles.
Before Pepperdine: Competed at the College of Santa Fe (NAIA) where he was named the ITA Rookie of the Year (NAIA) and earned All-America honors...Helped lead team to NAIA Championships as a freshman (team fell to Azusa Pacific in final match)...In the fall of 2005, partnered with Ricardo Omana to win the NAIA Regional Crown...Also won the Small College Doubles Champion for an automatic spot at the ITA Indoors...Competed in the same doubles bracket as 2006 Pepperdine teammates Pedro Rico and Ivor Lovrak.
Personal: Andre Begemann was born on July 12, 1984 to Dieter Begemann...Has one older sister, Caroline...Also considered Virginia, TCU, Alabama, Hawaii and UCLA before choosing Pepperdine...Majoring in business administration.