Sebastian Fanselow honored as the ITA National Player to Watch in a luncheon earlier this afternoon in Athens, Ga.
Men's and Women's singles and doubles championship kicks off on Wednesday, May 23.
Waves making 25th consecutive NCAA Championship appearance and 28th overall.
Pepperdine earns a double bye in the nine-team WCC Tournament, and opens action on Friday in the semifinal round.
Pepperdine enters postseason with a perfect 8-0 WCC record.
CAREER: In four seasons, has posted a 54-29 record in singles (42-20 in duals) and 36-37 in doubles (30-29 in duals) ... A three-time All-WCC honorable mention selection in singles.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Spent the majority of the season on the disabled list ... Saw action towards the end of the dual campaign and went 3-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles ... Played exclusively from the #6 spot in the singles lineup and #3 in the doubles lineup, all with Megan Moore ... Gave up a combined two games in three singles matches and concluded the season with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph on Senior Day ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Named to the All-WCC honorable mention team in singles for the third-consecutive season ... All-WCC Singles Player of the Month for November ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete ... Went 17-11 in singles, including an 8-5 mark in duals ... Played from #4 to #6 in the lineup, mostly at #6 where she went 6-1 ... Went 10-11 in doubles, including 9-5 in duals ... Partnered with Khunpak Issara for a 4-2 dual-season record ... Picked to the WCC All-Academic first team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Named to the All-WCC honorable mention team in singles for the second straight year as a sophomore ... Had Pepperdine's best winning percentage (.586) with a 17-12 overall record (14-9 in duals) ... Split time at #4 (8-5) and #5 (6-4) ... Had a seven-match win streak at one point ... In doubles, went 13-18 overall (8-16 in duals) ... Went 6-6 at the #3 position with Tania Rice ... Earned the WCC Doubles Team of the Month award for February with Ali Walters ... Won the consolation singles title at the 2009 Midland Invitational ... Picked to the WCC All-Academic first team and earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Had an impressive freshman season and was named to the All-WCC honorable mention squad in singles ... Went 17-6 overall in singles (and 17-6 in duals, mostly at #4) ... Also went 10-7 in doubles, mostly at #2 with Alexandria Walters ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors.
SOUTH AFRICA: Graduated from Pretoria (South Africa) High School for Girls ... Ranked #1 in South Africa as an U-16 and U-18 ... Reached the quarterfinals of an ITF event in Pretoria in October 2008 ... Won the International Junior Championships of Botswana in April 2007 and the South Africa Junior ITF 3 event in December 2006.
PERSONAL: Born in Pretoria, South Africa ... Daughter of Arthur and Mairin Oates ... Siblings are Caryn and Aimee ... Majoring in history ... Chose Pepperdine because "it's a relatively small college in an amazing location and has great weather and strong academics."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro tennis player is Roger Federer ... Favorite tennis venues are Wimbledon and Pepperdine ... Favorite books are the Harry Potter series ... Favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean ... Favorite TV shows are House and Grey's Anatomy ... Favorite musical artist is Bob Marley ... Favorite foods are chocolate and sushi ... Favorite sport other than tennis is rugby.