Pepperdine concludes its first season under Marcelo Ferreira with an 18-10 record.
The Waves continue the NCAA Tournament with Round Two on Saturday at 12 p.m. PT
Pepperdine embarks on its 38th run at the NCAA Tournament on Friday.
Three Waves earn WCC All-Academic honors.
Pedro Iamachkine and Lautaro Pane both honored as all-tournament picks in both singles and doubles.
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.