Pepperdine concludes its first season under Marcelo Ferreira with an 18-10 record.
The Waves continue the NCAA Tournament with Round Two on Saturday at 12 p.m. PT
Pepperdine embarks on its 38th run at the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Three Waves earn WCC All-Academic honors.
Pedro Iamachkine and Lautaro Pane both honored as all-tournament picks in both singles and doubles.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: All-WCC second team performer in singles and a first-team pick in doubles … Charted a 13-9 singles record, including an 11-7 tally in dual action … Went 6-2 at No. 1 and 5-5 at No. 2 … Posted a 14-13 doubles record, including 11-11 in dual play … Teamed up with Rakshay Thakkar for a 13-9 overall record in doubles, and an 11-8 record at No. 1 … Clinched three duals this season for Pepperdine, including two at 4-3 … Rallied back from behind to defeat UC Irvine’s Nico Mertens 3-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to lift the Waves to a 4-3 win … Also secured a 4-3 decision vs. Oklahoma, outlasting Kevin Farin, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 … Defeated #63-ranked Diego Hidalgo, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, to help lift the Waves to a 4-3 upset win over Florida (5/8) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Posted a 3-2 singles record vs. ranked opponents … Tallied a 3-5 doubles record vs. ranked opponents along with Thakkar … Reached as high as #79 in the doubles rankings … WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Thakkar (3/8) … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honors.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Redshirted first season with the Waves … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Colégio Energia … Won two ITF Junior Singles Tournaments in 2011, one classified as a G4, the other a G5, in back-to-back outings in Colombia … Scored first ATP point at age 17 … Reached as high as 105 in the ITF junior singles rankings and 866 in the ATP rankings … Doubles finalist at a 2013 Futures tournament in Mexico … Reached the semifinals of the Brazil F28 Futures Tournament in October 2012 … Earned a wildcard bid into the Itajai Challenger Tournament in 2013.
PERSONAL: Son of Danielle and Maro … Has one younger brother, Rodrigo … Born in Blumenau, Brazil … Calls the town of Balneário Camboriú in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina home … Chose Pepperdine because of “the perfect location and because it has one of the best teams in the country” … Feels Pepperdine can help him achieve his goal of playing professional tennis … Once played a doubles match with compatriot Andre Sá, a doubles quarterfinalist at the Australian and US Opens, and a semifinalist at the 2007 Wimbledon, dubbing it one if his most thrilling sports-related experiences.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Roger Federer … Favorite books are Game of Thrones and novels by Dan Brown.