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Tom Hill
Tom  Hill

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Birmingham, England

High School:
K12 International Academy

Height:
6-0

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

05/06/2015

Waves Begin NCAA Tournament vs. Florida in Winston-Salem

Pepperdine embarks on its 38th run at the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

04/30/2015

Hadlich, Thakkar and Hill Make the Grade

Three Waves earn WCC All-Academic honors.

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.

04/28/2014

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.

CAREER: Through two seasons is 12-18 in singles (10-12 in duals) and 21-38 in doubles (18-30 in duals).

PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Went 8-9 in singles as a sophomore, including a 6-4 tally in dual play … Posted a 12-22 overall doubles record, including 10-16 in duals … Went 4-1 from the No. 6 spot in the singles lineup … Paired up with Stefan Menichella for a 5-10 doubles record … Tallied three wins each with Pedro Iamachkine and Kento Tanaka-Tamaki … Clinched a 4-2 win over Boise State (1/24) with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 triumph over Abe Hewko … Won twice to reach the round of 16 in the doubles draw of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championship alongside Tanaka-Tamaki … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honors.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Went 4-9 in singles as a freshman, including a 4-7 mark in dual action … Mainstay in the doubles lineup, combining for a 9-16 overall record and an 8-14 tally in duals … Posted a 4-6 record alongside David Sofaer, all from the No. 2 spot in the lineup … Played at No. 1 with Rakshay Thakkar to clinch the doubles point vs. BYU (3/29) with a 7-5 win in the tiebreaker … Reached the round of 32 at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship after defeating Nick Crystal and Jonny Wang of USC in round of 64 … In singles, went 3-4 from the No. 6 spot in the lineup … Made the jump to No. 2 for the dual vs. BYU … Pick up a pair of singles wins over conference opponents, including LMU (2/18) and Saint Mary’s (4/12) … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from K12 International Academy … Achieved an ITF Junior World Ranking of 144 … Career-best ATP ranking of 1776 in the fall of 2013 … British Federation Lawn Tennis Association player … Played No. 1 singles for Great Britain when the team won the 2010 IC Junior Challenge World Finals in New Delhi, India … The win was a first for Great Britain and made Hill eligible to become a member at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (home of Wimbledon) … 2010 ITF Mauritius Doubles Champion … Doubles semifinalist at the 2010 ITF Casablanca, Morocco G1 tournament … Singles quarterfinalist at the 2012 ITF Santiago, Chile tournament … Reached doubles semifinals in Chile along with partner and Pepperdine teammate Guilherme Hadlich … Partnered with Yifan Dang to defeat Joseph DiGuilio and Gage Brymer and win the 2007 Eddie Herr International Championship … Has competed internationally in nearly 40 different countries … Bromsgrove School triathlon champion … Regional and district running champion.

PERSONAL: Son of Andrew and Fiona Hill … Older brother to Harry … Father played professional golf … Mother ran an award-winning marketing and sales promotion consultancy … Chose Pepperdine because “I wanted to train with Adam Steinberg. He is a great coach who inspires greatness. His energy and team ethos are second to none. Pepperdine has a great tennis program with a great group of guys. Academically, Pepperdine is also very strong with great values” … Earned first ATP point in 2013 after 10 months off with injury.

FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Hugo Armando … Favorite book is Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis by Pepperdine alum Brad Gilbert … Favorite tv show is Person of Interest … Favorite foods are roast beef and Yorkshire pudding … Favorite pro team is Birmingham City FC … Favorite movie is Invictus … Favorite musical artist is Ed Sheeran … Favorite sport other than tennis is soccer … Lists Rich Froning, a three-time Cross Fit World Champion, as one of his biggest sports heroes … Majoring in pre-business administration.

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