The Waves open the season against North Greenville, playing on Saturday at the Upward Star Center and on Monday on the NGU campus in Tigerville, S.C.
After dealing nine aces at UC San Diego last Saturday, Waves issue 10 tonight vs. Cal Baptist.
Josh Taylor leads match with 24 kills to help lift Waves to the 3-1 victory.
Tune in live to WavesCasts at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday to watch Pepperdine open the 2014 season.
Parker Kalmbach just shy of a double-double in today's match with nine kills and 12 digs.
PEPPERDINE 2014: Appeared in 49 sets and 21 matches as a freshman, coming in mostly to serve and provide defensive support ... Dished an ace in his first collegiate serve vs. UC Irvine (1/10) ... Totaled three aces on the season ... Picked up five digs ... Collected two digs vs. Cal State Northridge (3/22) ... Made good on first and only attack attempt at UC Santa Barbara (3/14) with a kill.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Competed with the USA Volleyball Continental Championship team in 2012.
CLUB: Member of the Santa Monica Beach Club since the age of 14.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Solimar Academy in 2013.
PERSONAL: Son of Donna States and Wendell Wee ... Born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... Currently resides in La Canada, Calif. ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the feel of the campus and the people" ... Cites Rafael Nadal as biggest sports hero because "he plays every point like it's his last" ... Also an accomplished tennis player and ballet dancer.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Clay Stanley ... Favorite book and movie is Jurassic Park ... Favorite tv show is Big Bang Theory ... Favorite food is Hawaiian barbeque chicken ... Favorite sports other than volleyball are tennis, water polo and basketball.