Pepperdine concludes its first season under Marcelo Ferreira with an 18-10 record.
The Waves continue the NCAA Tournament with Round Two on Saturday at 12 p.m. PT
Pepperdine embarks on its 38th run at the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Three Waves earn WCC All-Academic honors.
Pedro Iamachkine and Lautaro Pane both honored as all-tournament picks in both singles and doubles.
Photos from the 2014 West Coast Conference Tournament at the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego. Photos by Kyle Terada.
CAREER: Finished Pepperdine career with a singles record of 20-22 (14-16 in duals) and a doubles record of 25-29 (21-21 in duals).
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Went 15-18 in singles as a senior, including a 9-14 record in dual play … Went from a part-time No. 5-6 player in the singles lineup as a junior to the No. 2-3 player as a senior … Produced a doubles record of 14-19, going 12-12 in duals … Teamed up with Guilherme Hadlich for a 13-9 overall record in doubles, and an 11-8 record at No. 1 … Tallied a 3-5 doubles record vs. ranked opponents, along with Hadlich … Reached as high as #79 in the doubles rankings … WCC Doubles Team of the Week alongside Hadlich (3/8) … Earned a 6-0 doubles win over #33-ranked Carlos Bautista and Alejandro Espejo of Tulsa (3/1) … 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 Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honors.
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.