Russell Josh Evangelista
More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
Freshman Alexander Solonin comes through in the clutch to send the Waves to a 4-3 victory on the road.
Three Pepperdine pairs still alive after Saturday's action at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship.
Pepperdine def. San Diego 4-1 in the opening round at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Made collegiate debut on Jan. 21 at Washington ... Posted a 2-1 record in doubles, including a 1-0 mark in dual play ... Went 0-5 in singles in seven dual match appearances ... Reached the second round of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship alongside Alexander Solonin ... Posted an 8-3 doubles win vs. BYU (3/29) while playing at the No. 3 spot in the lineup with Solonin ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Calandlyceum in 2013 ... Ranked in the top-three nationally in all age categories ... Placed third at Dutch Junior Nationals in 2008 and second in 2009 ... Reached the semifinals of the Dutch Junior National Championship in 2013 ... Winner at Diverse K2 Junior National Tournament ... Represented the U12, U14 and U16 Dutch national teams ... Led U14 squad to the final four of the 2009 Winter Cups ... Team posted victories over Croatia, Czech Republic, Ukraine and France.
PERSONAL: Son of Carmela Carandang and Rodolfo Evangelista ... Older brother of Romnick Mozes Evangelista ... Born in Amsterdam and resides in Almere ... Nickname is RJ ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the great connection with the coaches, it is one of the best collegiate tennis programs and I cannot not mention the beautiful location" ... Lists Manny Pacquiao as his biggest sports hero because of his work ethic.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Stanislas Wawrinka ... Favorite music is hip hop ... Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball ... Favorite tv show is Suits ... Favorite food is Italian.