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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

10/19/2014

Menichella Ends Regional Run in Quarterfinals

Stefan Menichella wins today in the round of 16 to reach the regional championship quarterfinals.

10/18/2014

Thakkar, Menichella Advance to Round of 16 at Regionals

Rakshay Thakkar and Stefan Menichella two of 16 left in the singles draw.

10/17/2014

Three Waves to Round of 32 at USTA/ITA Regional

Pepperdine is hosting the tournament, which runs through Tuesday.

10/11/2014

Men's Tennis Wraps Action at Battle in the Bay Classic

Pepperdine hosts the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship on Oct. 16-20.

10/10/2014

Waves Open Play at Battle in the Bay Classic

Stefan Menichella reaches round of 32 as he moves to 5-1 on the season in singles play.

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 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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