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Rakshay Thakkar
Rakshay  Thakkar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pune, India

High School:
St. Vincent's High School

Height:
5-9

Experience:
1V

02/28/2015

#53 Waves Go Down to the Wire, Top #43 Oregon 4-3

#53 Pepperdine faces #51 Tulsa at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Malibu. The Hurricane is coming off a 4-3 upset over top-ranked USC.

02/21/2015

Hard-Fought Day in Malibu Yields Two Wins

Pepperdine earns 4-3 wins over both UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount on Saturday to improve to 5-3 on the year.

02/18/2015

Waves Edge SDSU 4-3, Iamachkine Provides Clincher

Pedro Iamachkine picks up his second-straight dual-clinching three-set win today vs. San Diego State.

02/14/2015

Iamachkine Seals Sweet Victory on Valentine's Day

Pepperdine rallies back from down 0-3 to win 4-3 on Saturday in Florida.

02/12/2015

Men's Tennis Picked Second in WCC Preseason Coaches' Poll

Pepperdine hits the road to face Miami (FL) on Saturday.

04/28/2014

Men's Tennis: 2014 WCC Tournament

Photos from the 2014 West Coast Conference Tournament at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Photos by Kyle Terada.

PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Posted a 6-4 singles record in the fall ... Reached the round of 16 at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships before falling in three sets to a top-50 ranked opponent.

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.

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