More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
Pepperdine falls 4-1 to top-seeded San Diego in the conference tournament finals.
Senior Francis Alcantara wins in the third set to clinch the dual for Pepperdine.
Pepperdine will enter WCC Tournament as the No. 2 seed.
Pepperdine enters regular-season finale on a six match win streak and with an 8-0 WCC record.
Photos from the 2014 West Coast Conference Tournament at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Photos by Kyle Terada.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Tallied a 5-4 singles record in his first season with the Waves ... Posted an overall doubles record of 11-10, including a 9-9 mark in dual play ... Teamed up with David Sofaer for a 5-2 record ... Picked up three wins when playing with Pedro Leme ... Found mostly at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots in the doubles lineup ... Played at No. 1 with Tom Hill to clinch the doubles point vs. BYU (3/29) with a 7-5 win in the tiebreaker ... Also clinched the doubles point vs. Furman (3/11) with a 10-8 win in the tiebreaker while playing with Stefan Menichella ... Earned victories from the No. 4-6 positions in the singles lineup ... Went 4-0 vs. WCC opponents during the regular season ... Reached the round of 32 at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship with Leme ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from St. Vincent's High School, located in Pune, Maharashtra, in 2009 ... Attended Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce from 2009-13.
PERSONAL: Born in Pune, Maharashtra, India ... Son of Ketan Ramesh Thakkar and Sonal Ketan Thakkar ... Older brother to Vidit Ketan Thakkar ... Chose Pepperdine because "is has one of the best tennis programs in the United States and is also a renowned academic institution."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Rafael Nadal ... Favorite book is Open by Andre Agassi ... Favorite tv show is Suits ... Favorite food is Italian food ... Favorite pro sports team in Manchester United ... Favorite movie is Troy ... Favorite musical artist is David Guetta ...Favorite sport other than tennis is soccer.