MALIBU, Calif. Â Pepperdine men’s and women’s tennis players garnered three out of four WCC Player of the Month awards for April.
Senior Alex Liles (Largo, Fla.) was named WCC Singles Player of the Month. Liles went 5-1 in April at the No. 3 singles position. She went undefeated at the WCC Championships and posted wins over UC Irvine and Long Beach State during the month. Liles was named to the WCC All-Conference first team in doubles and singles.
The No. 8 nationally ranked doubles team of Omar Altmann (Cairo, Egypt) and Bassam Beidas (Cairo, Egypt) were named WCC Doubles Players of the Month for the third consecutive month. The pair went 4-1 for the month of April with an impressive win over No. 13 ranked Geoff Chizever and Pedro Zerbini (California). Altmann and Beidas were selected to the WCC All-Conference Doubles first team and will compete together at the NCAA Division I Doubles Championships.
Pepperdine’s No. 1 doubles team of Alex Liles and Anamika Bhargava (Collierville, Tenn.) also notched their third consecutive Doubles Players of the Month award. Bhargava and Liles held a 5-2 record for April and were named to the WCC All-Conference Doubles first team. The duo’s only losses came to the No. 11 nationally ranked pair of Hilary Barte and Lindsey Burdette (Stanford) and the No. 6 ranked pair of Mari Anderson and Jana Juricova from California.