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Stefan Menichella
Stefan Menichella

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
University HS

Height:
6-5

Experience:
1V

10/19/2014

Menichella Ends Regional Run in Quarterfinals

Stefan Menichella wins today in the round of 16 to reach the regional championship quarterfinals.

10/18/2014

Thakkar, Menichella Advance to Round of 16 at Regionals

Rakshay Thakkar and Stefan Menichella two of 16 left in the singles draw.

10/17/2014

Three Waves to Round of 32 at USTA/ITA Regional

Pepperdine is hosting the tournament, which runs through Tuesday.

10/11/2014

Men's Tennis Wraps Action at Battle in the Bay Classic

Pepperdine hosts the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship on Oct. 16-20.

10/10/2014

Waves Open Play at Battle in the Bay Classic

Stefan Menichella reaches round of 32 as he moves to 5-1 on the season in singles play.

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.

PEPPERDINE 2014-15: 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.

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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