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Finn Tearney
Finn Tearney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wellington, New Zealand

High School:
Wellington College

Height:
5-11

Experience:
4V

06/06/2013

Men's Tennis Ranked #8 in the Country in Final ITA Poll

The Pepperdine men's tennis team is now on Facebook! Follow the Waves here: http://gowav.es/14BJzsW

05/26/2013

Fanselow's Fairytale Season Comes to a Close

Sebastian Fanselow falls 7-6, 7-6 in today's semifinal.

05/25/2013

Fanselow One of Four Left Standing at NCAA Singles Championship

Sebastian Fanselow becomes seventh Pepperdine player to reach NCAA Singles Championship semifinals.

05/24/2013

Fanselow Prevails at NCAA Singles Championship

Senior Sebastian Fanselow one of eight players left standing in the NCAA Singles Championship.

05/23/2013

Fanselow, Sarkissian Reach NCAA Singles Championship Round of 16

Two Waves reach the round of 16 for the first time since 2008 when Andre Begemann and Bassam Beidas both advanced to the quarterfinals.

05/21/2013

NCAA Tournament: Pepperdine vs. Georgia

Waves met with UGA in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

04/27/2013

2013 WCC Tournament Champions - Men's Tennis

Waves def. BYU, 4-3, to win the WCC Tournament for the 40th official time in program history. Photos by Kyle Terada.

11/11/2012

USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship

Sebastian Fanselow reaches finals at national indoor tournament.

05/20/2012

NCAA Semifinals: Pepperdine def. Georgia

NCAA Semifinals: Pepperdine def. Georgia, 4-3

CAREER: Through four seasons, has a singles record of 105-44 overall and 72-25 in duals ... Dual-season singles win tally of 72 ranks tied for 10th in program history ... Finished Pepperdine career with a doubles record of 90-47 overall and 61-35 in duals ... Three-time All-WCC first team in singles.

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: All-WCC first team in singles ... All-WCC second team in doubles ... Final ITA singles ranking of #110 (regional ranking of #15) ... Final ITA doubles ranking of #60 with partner Alex Sarkissian (regional ranking of #6) ... Also ranked #61 in final doubles poll with Francis Alcantara ... Went 27-9 in singles as a senior, including 21-6 in duals ... Posted a 26-9 overall doubles record, including 17-6 in duals ... Played from No. 1-3 in the singles lineup, going 1-1 at No 1, 13-3 at No. 2 and 7-2 at No. 3 ... 6-6 vs. ranked opponents ... Reached as high as #77 in the singles rankings ... WCC Doubles Team of the Month (February, April) ... Won the back draw at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship alongside Alcantara ... Reached as high as #27 with Alcantara in the doubles rankings ... Competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship with Alcantara, but fell in three sets in the first round ... ... Went a perfect 10-0 when playing with Sarkissian, including 9-0 at No. 2 in the lineup ... Finished the dual season with an 8-3 win against #15-ranked Nathan Pasha and Garrett Brasseaux to clinch the doubles point vs. Georgia during the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals ... Lakewood Ranch Clay Court Classic singles champion.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Earned All-WCC first team honors in both singles and doubles ... Final ITA singles ranking of #32 and doubles ranking of #14 ... Final ITA Southwest regional singles ranking of #6 and doubles ranking of #2 ... Reached round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships for the second-straight season ... Went 25-15 overall in singles and 18-9 in duals ... Was 5-1 when playing #1 and 13-8 at #2 ... Went 14-15 vs. ranked opponents ... Went 21-15 in doubles and 17-13 in duals ... Reached as high as #2 in the doubles rankings along with Alex Llompart and as high as #16 in singles ... Went 16-13 with Llompart as a partner ... Went 9-7 vs. ranked doubles teams ... Tallied four wins against top-10 ranked duos ... With Llompart, defeated #1-ranked Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola, 8-6, marking the second year in a row they topped the eventual NCAA Doubles Champion during the regular season ... WCC Doubles Team of the Month in February ... Reached the singles semifinal of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional and qualified for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships ... WCC Singles Player of the Month in October.

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned All-WCC first team honors in singles ... Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship and reached the second round ... Was 27-11 in singles overall and 15-5 in duals ... Went 7-5 when playing #1 and 8-0 when playing #2 ... 10-7 versus nationally ranked opponents ... Listed on the Campbell/ITA Collegiate Singles Rankings the entire season and finished the year listed at #46 ... Regionally ranked #9 ... Defeated Reid Carlton of Duke, who was ranked #5 at the time ... Was 17-13 in doubles overall, and 10-9 in duals ... Ranked #44 on the ITA doubles poll along with Hugh Clarke, and listed at #51 with Alex Llompart as a partner ... Held down the #1 spot in the doubles lineup with both Clarke (7-7) and Llompart (2-2) ... With Llompart, defeated Austin Krajicek and Jeff Dadamo - the eventual NCAA Doubles Champions - to clinch the doubles point in a dual versus Texas A&M ... Regionally ranked #7 along with Clarke ... Tallied three singles wins in qualifying to advance to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships in the fall ... Reached the doubles semifinals of the ITA Southwest Regional Championship with Llompart ... Named WCC Doubles Team of the Month in September along with Clarke and again in October with Llompart as a partner.

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Had a very good freshman season, earning All-WCC second team in doubles and All-WCC honorable mention in singles ... In singles, went 26-9 overall and 18-5 in duals ... Saw his most time at #5 (10-5), but also went 5-0 at #3 and 3-0 at #4 ... Posted a win over #34 Shuhei Uzawa of Ohio State ... In doubles, went 26-10 overall and 17-7 in duals ... With Hugh Clarke, went 16-8 overall, 12-6 in duals and 12-5 at the #2 position ... With Alex Llompart, went 10-1 overall and 5-0 in duals ... Finished the season ranked #41 by the ITA in doubles with Llompart ... Earned the WCC Doubles Team of the Month award in February with Llompart and in April with Clarke ... Ended the season on a nine-match winning streak in both singles and doubles ... Won the 2009 Midland Invitational doubles title with Llompart.

NEW ZEALAND: Graduated from Wellington College in 2008 ... Ranked #1 among U-18s in New Zealand and won national titles in both singles and doubles ... Also ranked among the men's top 10 in New Zealand in 2009 ... Ranked among the top 75 juniors in the world ... Played in the Junior Australian Open ... Won both singles and doubles titles at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in India.

PERSONAL: Born in Auckland, New Zealand ... Son of Kevin Tearney and Clare Perry ... Has one sister, Freya ... Majoring in public relations ... Aspires to becomes a professional tennis player and a property developer ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "it was the perfect place to improve my tennis and I liked the coaches and my great teammates."

FAVORITES: Enjoys watching movies and the internet ... Favorite pro tennis player is former Pepperdine standout Bassam Beidas ... Favorite movies are Blood Diamond and Contraband ... Favorite TV show is Two and a Half Men ... Favorite musical genre is electronic music ... Favorite type of food is steak ... Favorite sports other than tennis are boxing and rugby ... Favorite pro athlete is Hayden Cripps of the Wellington Lions Rugby team ... Favorite things about tennis are "competing hard every time on the court and the feeling of winning."

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