Pepperdine's Round of 16 Match scheduled for 7 a.m. (PT) on Thursday morning vs. Memphis.
Waves boast a 10-2 record when playing NCAA Tournament matches in Malibu.
Pepperdine opens WCC Tournament on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the semifinals.
Pepperdine plays BYU at 3 p.m. on Friday in regular-season finale. Free pizza will be served.
Pepperdine, playing shorthanded, falls inches short in upset attempt vs. UCLA.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Went 1-4 in singles as a freshman, including 1-1 I duals ... In doubles, went 5-3 overall and 1-1 in duals ... Earned first collegiate singles victory against Abilene Christian's Michael Morris, 4-6, 6-4, 11-9 ... Went 4-2 alongside Alex Llompart at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship ... Reached the consolation semifinals before losing to #5-ranked Chris Konigsfeldt and Nick Andrews of Cal in three sets.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School in 2011 ... Was a four-year varsity team member ... Three-time Maui Interscholastic League Player of the Year ... State runner-up in singles as a senior ... Concluded high school career with a singles record of 50-5 ... Also lettered in basketball, soccer, baseball and cross country ... MIL Second Team All-Star in basketball ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Competed in both the boys' singles and doubles events at the USTA National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... Played for the Hawaii Junior Davis Cup Team.
PERSONAL: Calls the town of Kihei on the Hawaiian island of Maui home ... Son of Kanako Tamaki and Yuji Tanaka ... Majoring in sports medicine ... Enrolled at Pepperdine in the fall of 2011.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro tennis player is Fernando Verdasco ... Favorite movies are Shooter, The Hangover and Step Brothers ... Favorite musical artists at Matisyahu, Jack Johnson and Kid Cudi ... Enjoys watching ESPN ... Favorite foods are Mexican and Italian ... Favorite sports other than tennis are basketball, soccer, baseball and cross country.