Senior Alex Sarkissian opens the 2013-14 season for the Waves on Thursday.
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Sebastian Fanselow falls 7-6, 7-6 in today's semifinal.
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.
Waves met with UGA in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Waves def. BYU, 4-3, to win the WCC Tournament for the 40th official time in program history. Photos by Kyle Terada.
Sebastian Fanselow reaches finals at national indoor tournament.
CAREER: Three-time ITA All-American in singles ... In four seasons has posted an overall singles record of 118-36 and 78-23 in duals ... Ranks fifth in program history for career wins in singles (dual season only) ... In doubles, has gone 72-48 overall and 44-36 in duals ... A four-time All-WCC singles first team selection ... 2012 and 2013 WCC Player of the Year ... Three-time All-WCC doubles first team selection.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: ITA All-American in singles for the third-straight year ... Finished year ranked #8 by the ITA in singles ... Ranked #1 in the final ITA Southwest Regional poll ... Reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championship ... ITA/Rafael Osuna Sportsmanship Award ... ITA Southwest Regional Senior of the Year ... ITA Southwest Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award ... WCC Player of the Year ... All-WCC first team in singles and doubles ... USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award ... Singles finalist at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship ... Final ITA doubles ranking of #68 with Francis Alcantara (regional ranking of #7) ... Went 32-9 overall in singles as a senior ... Posted a 22-6 record in dual play, all from the No. 1 spot in the lineup ... 19-8 versus ranked opponents ... 4-3 against top-10 ranked players ... Beat top-seeded and #8-ranked Alex Domijan of Virginia during the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championship ... Was Fanselow's first event back after spending several weeks on the disabled list ... Largest win streak of the season set at 11 matches ... WCC Singles Player of the Month (November, February) ... Went 12-15 overall in doubles, including 9-11 in duals ... Posted a 4-7 record with Alex Sarkissian ... Finished the year playing doubles with Alcantara and went 4-3 from the No. 1 spot in the lineup ... Went 3-0 in singles during the team portion of the NCAA Championship.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: ITA All-American in singles ... Finished the season ranked a career-best #7 in the ITA Collegiate rankings and #2 in the regional rankings ... ITA National and Southwest Regional Player to Watch award winner ... WCC Player of the Year ... All-WCC first team in singles and doubles ... Went 31-8 overall in singles including a team-best 24-3 (.889) record in dual play ... Winning percentage ranks ninth in Pepperdine's single-season record book ... Handed in a 22-15 doubles record, including 17-11 in duals ... Went 16-11 alongside Jenson Turner ... He and Turner's career win tally of 34 ranks fifth in the Pepperdine annuls ... Final ITA Southwest regional doubles ranking of #10 ... WCC Singles Player of the Month (November, March, April) ... WCC Doubles Team of the Month (April) ... Pepperdine Male Athlete of the Year ... Earned the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Singles Championship ... Reached the consolation finals of the ITA All-American Championships ... Qualified for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships ... Won 18 singles matches in a row, and strung together an unbeaten streak of 21 matches ... Went 20-2 went playing No. 1 singles and 4-1 from the No. 2 spot in the lineup ... 18-5 vs. nationally ranked opponents including 3-3 against top-10 ranked players ... Went undefeated during the team portion of the NCAA Tournament.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Named an ITA All-American in singles after reaching the round of 16 at the NCAA Singles Championship ... Upset the #2-seeded Alex Domijan in the first round, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 ... All-WCC first team selection in both singles and doubles ... Posted a 27-11 record overall and 14-8 in duals ... Went 23-3 in doubles and 19-1 in duals ... Went 18-1 (.947) in duals with Jenson Turner which ranks as the fourth-best single season winning percentage in the program's recorded history ... The pair was 3-0 when playing #1, 4-1 when playing #2 and 11-0 when playing #3 ... Was a perfect 4-0 in doubles with Turner versus ranked opponents ... The duo finished the season ranked #47 on the Campbell/ITA Doubles Rankings and #5 in the regional rankings ... In singles, reached as high as #14 in the polls and concluded the season at #22 ... Ranked #2 in the singles regional rankings ... Went 12-9 against ranking opponents ... Was 5-5 from the #1 spot in the lineup and 9-3 when playing at #2 ... 2-3 against top-10 ranked opponents ... Earned Player of the Tournament honors at the Blue Gray National Tennis Classic ... Won the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship and advanced the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships ... Advanced to the second round of the ITA All-American Championships after tallying three-straight wins in qualifying ... Pepperdine Male Athlete of the Year ... WCC Singles Player of the Month for October, and Doubles Team of the Month along with Turner in March.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Earned WCC Freshman of the Year honors and made the All-WCC first team in singles ... Ended the season ranked #72 by the ITA in singles ... Posted a 28-8 record overall and 18-6 in duals ... Began at the #4 position but worked his way up to #2, where he went 11-3 ... Had a 7-4 record against nationally ranked opponents, including a three-set win over #12 Ed Corrie of Texas ... Was victorious in his only match at the #1 position against Loyola Marymount ... Won the singles back draw competition at the Southern California Intercollegiates ... Earned the WCC Singles Player of the Month award for March ... In doubles, went 15-15 overall and 9-13 in duals ... Went 7-6 with Alejandro Moreno at the #6 spot ... Placed second in doubles with Daniel Moss at the ITA Wilson Southwest Regionals ... ITA Southwest Region Rookie of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born in
FAVORITES: Also enjoys traveling and the internet ... Favorite pro tennis player is Roger Federer ... Favorite tennis venues are Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open, and Pepperdine's Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center ... Favorite book is Winning Ugly and The Da Vinci Code ... Favorite movies are Con Air and Gladiator ... Favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs ... Favorite musical artists are Bushido and Three Doors Down ... Favorite type of food is pasta ... Favorite sport other than tennis is soccer ... Favorite things about tennis are "the intensity and the emotions."