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Rakshay Thakkar
Rakshay  Thakkar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pune, India

High School:
St. Vincent's High School

Height:
5-9

Experience:
2V

05/09/2015

#39 Pepperdine Ends Season with Loss to #12 Wake Forest

Pepperdine concludes its first season under Marcelo Ferreira with an 18-10 record.

05/08/2015

#39 Pepperdine Upsets #22 Florida in First Round of NCAA Tournament

The Waves continue the NCAA Tournament with Round Two on Saturday at 12 p.m. PT

05/06/2015

Waves Begin NCAA Tournament vs. Florida in Winston-Salem

Pepperdine embarks on its 38th run at the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

04/30/2015

Hadlich, Thakkar and Hill Make the Grade

Three Waves earn WCC All-Academic honors.

04/25/2015

Pepperdine Finishes Runner-Up at WCC Tournament

Pedro Iamachkine and Lautaro Pane both honored as all-tournament picks in both singles and doubles.

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.

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.

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