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Stefan Menichella
Stefan Menichella

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
University HS

Height:
6-5

Experience:
HS

04/16/2014

Waves Suffer Rare League Loss to USD

Pepperdine will enter WCC Tournament as the No. 2 seed.

04/12/2014

Waves Defeat Saint Mary's, 4-1

Pepperdine enters regular-season finale on a six match win streak and with an 8-0 WCC record.

04/11/2014

Waves Roll to 4-1 Triumph at Pacific

Pepperdine continues road swing with a 12 p.m. match at Saint Mary's on Saturday.

04/05/2014

Waves Top Portland on Senior Day

Pepperdine seniors Alcantara, Sarkissian and Sofaer go out with a win on Senior Day.

03/29/2014

Rookies Rally to Lift Waves to 4-3 Win at BYU

Freshman Alexander Solonin comes through in the clutch to send the Waves to a 4-3 victory on the road.

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.

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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