Waves continue fall season up in San Francisco before returning home for regionals on Oct. 18-22.
Senior Alex Sarkissian opens the 2013-14 season for the Waves on Thursday.
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.