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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

01/29/2015

Waves Play in Malibu on Saturday and Sunday

Pepperdine graces the courts of the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center this weekend, hosting USF on Saturday and Boise State on Sunday.

01/24/2015

#53 Waves Upend #34 Boise State

Tom Hill provides the dual-clinching point in the Waves' 4-2 win over Boise State.

01/23/2015

#4 UCLA Overpowers Young Waves in Season Opener

Pepperdine plays Boise State on Saturday at 6 p.m. to close action at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend

01/21/2015

Men's Tennis Opens Dual Season at UCLA

Pepperdine starts 2015 against UCLA on Friday at 1 p.m.

10/19/2014

Menichella Ends Regional Run in Quarterfinals

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

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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