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Stefan Menichella
Stefan  Menichella

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
University HS

Height:
6-5

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

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.

04/24/2015

Waves Punch Ticket to WCC Championship Finals

Pedro Iamachkine clinches the 10th dual of the season for the Waves.

04/23/2015

Pepperdine Advances to WCC Tournament Semifinals

The Waves will face San Francisco at 1 p.m. on Friday.

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.

01/24/2014

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. San Diego

Pepperdine def. San Diego 4-1 in the opening round at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.

CAREER: Through two seasons is 33-32 in singles (19-26 in duals) and 12-20 in doubles (6-10 in duals).

PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Concluded sophomore season with a 15-18 overall singles record (7-16 in duals) … Went 3-9 from the No. 1 spot in the lineup, 1-5 at No. 2 and 3-2 at No. 3 … Defeated Gordon Watson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5) to secure the Waves’ 4-3 upset win over Florida (5/8) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Began dual season ranked #125 … Went a team-best 8-2 in singles in the fall … Charted four-straight wins to take the Lenz Draw at the Princeton Invitational … Reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Appeared in 27 of the season’s 30 dual matches as a freshman … Went 18-14 overall, including a 12-10 mark in dual action … Played mostly in the No. 4 spot in the singles lineup, producing an 8-8 record … Moved to the No. 1 slot vs. BYU (3/29) and topped the Cougar’s ace 6-4, 6-4 … Tallied a 7-6 overall doubles record, going 1-2 in four dual season appearances … 2-5 vs. ranked opponents … Won four in a row to reach the consolation finals of the Battle in the Bay Classic in the fall … Defeated #97 Nolan Paige during the consolation semifinals in straight sets … Also topped #113 Andre Goransson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3) on March 23 … Went 3-2 in singles vs. WCC opponents … Went 4-4 in doubles when playing with David Sofaer.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from University High School, located in Irvine, Calif., in 2013 … Part of recruiting class ranked #2 in TennisRecruiting.net’s list of Top Mid-Major Men’s Classes … Blue chip recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net and ranked as high as #17 by the website … Played four seasons of varsity tennis at University High School for head coach John Kessler … Helped capture four CIF team titles … Four-time all-county and all-city selection … Two-year team captain … 2012 Grand Rapids National Open singles champion … Winner of both the 2012 Los Caballeros and 2013 Anaheim Designated tournaments … Won the 2012 Tucson Regional Segment tournament … 2012 and 2013 National High School All-American team … Ojai CIF Doubles Champion with partner Drew Dawson … 2011 and 2012 Griggs Cup winner.

PERSONAL: Born in Santa Barbara, Calif. … Son of Adele and Lee Menichella … Both parents swam at Harvard … Plans to major in business … Chose Pepperdine because “I really liked the coaches and players as well as the beautiful campus. I’m really excited to go to a school so strong academically and to play at a top-10 tennis program.”

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant … Favorite book is Open by Andre Agassi … Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers … Favorite movie is Anchorman … Favorite musical artist is Eminem … Favorite tv shows are Entourage and Breaking Bad … Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball … Favorite food is steak.

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