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Sebastian Fanselow falls 7-6, 7-6 in today's semifinal.
Sebastian Fanselow becomes seventh Pepperdine player to reach NCAA Singles Championship semifinals.
Senior Sebastian Fanselow one of eight players left standing in the NCAA Singles Championship.
Two Waves reach the round of 16 for the first time since 2008 when Andre Begemann and Bassam Beidas both advanced to the quarterfinals.
Waves met with UGA in the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
Waves def. BYU, 4-3, to win the WCC Tournament for the 40th official time in program history. Photos by Kyle Terada.
Sebastian Fanselow reaches finals at national indoor tournament.
NCAA Semifinals: Pepperdine def. Georgia, 4-3
CAREER: Through three seasons, has a singles record of 78-35 overall and 51-19 in duals, and a doubles record of 64-38 overall and 44-29 in duals.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Earned All-WCC first team honors in both singles and doubles ... Final ITA singles ranking of #32 and doubles ranking of #14 ... Final ITA Southwest regional singles ranking of #6 and doubles ranking of #2 ... Reached round of 16 in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... Qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships for the second-straight season ... Went 25-15 overall in singles and 18-9 in duals ... Was 5-1 when playing #1 and 13-8 at #2 ... Went 14-15 vs. ranked opponents ... Went 21-15 in doubles and 17-13 in duals ... Reached as high as #2 in the doubles rankings along with Alex Llompart and as high as #16 in singles ... Went 16-13 with Llompart as a partner ... Went 9-7 vs. ranked doubles teams ... Tallied four wins against top-10 ranked duos ... With Llompart, defeated #1-ranked Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola, 8-6, marking the second year in a row they topped the eventual NCAA Doubles Champion during the regular season ... WCC Doubles Team of the Month in February ... Reached the singles semifinal of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional and qualified for the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships ... WCC Singles Player of the Month in October.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned All-WCC first team honors in singles ... Received an at-large bid to the NCAA Singles Championship and reached the second round ... Was 27-11 in singles overall and 15-5 in duals ... Went 7-5 when playing #1 and 8-0 when playing #2 ... 10-7 versus nationally ranked opponents ... Listed on the Campbell/ITA Collegiate Singles Rankings the entire season and finished the year listed at #46 ... Regionally ranked #9 ... Defeated Reid Carlton of Duke, who was ranked #5 at the time ... Was 17-13 in doubles overall, and 10-9 in duals ... Ranked #44 on the ITA doubles poll along with Hugh Clarke, and listed at #51 with Alex Llompart as a partner ... Held down the #1 spot in the doubles lineup with both Clarke (7-7) and Llompart (2-2) ... With Llompart, defeated Austin Krajicek and Jeff Dadamo - the eventual NCAA Doubles Champions - to clinch the doubles point in a dual versus Texas A&M ... Regionally ranked #7 along with Clarke ... Tallied three singles wins in qualifying to advance to the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships in the fall ... Reached the doubles semifinals of the ITA Southwest Regional Championship with Llompart ... Named WCC Doubles Team of the Month in September along with Clarke and again in October with Llompart as a partner.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Had a very good freshman season, earning All-WCC second team in doubles and All-WCC honorable mention in singles ... In singles, went 26-9 overall and 18-5 in duals ... Saw his most time at #5 (10-5), but also went 5-0 at #3 and 3-0 at #4 ... Posted a win over #34 Shuhei Uzawa of Ohio State ... In doubles, went 26-10 overall and 17-7 in duals ... With Hugh Clarke, went 16-8 overall, 12-6 in duals and 12-5 at the #2 position ... With Alex Llompart, went 10-1 overall and 5-0 in duals ... Finished the season ranked #41 by the ITA in doubles with Llompart ... Earned the WCC Doubles Team of the Month award in February with Llompart and in April with Clarke ... Ended the season on a nine-match winning streak in both singles and doubles ... Won the 2009 Midland Invitational doubles title with Llompart.
PERSONAL: Born in Auckland, New Zealand ... Son of Kevin Tearney and Clare Perry ... Has one sister, Freya ... Majoring in public relations ... Aspires to becomes a professional tennis player and a property developer ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "it was the perfect place to improve my tennis and I liked the coaches and my great teammates."
FAVORITES: Enjoys watching movies and the internet ... Favorite pro tennis player is former Pepperdine standout Bassam Beidas ... Favorite movies are Blood Diamond and Contraband ... Favorite TV show is Two and a Half Men ... Favorite musical genre is electronic music ... Favorite type of food is steak ... Favorite sports other than tennis are boxing and rugby ... Favorite pro athlete is Hayden Cripps of the Wellington Lions Rugby team ... Favorite things about tennis are "competing hard every time on the court and the feeling of winning."