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Pacific, LMU Earn Men’s Tennis Weekly Honors

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named Pacific senior Sem Verbeek the West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Week and the Loyola Marymount duo of Charles Boyce and Cristobal Rivera the Doubles Team of the Week. 

Verbeek won both of his singles matches on the weekend as Pacific took on a pair of conference opponents in No. 68 Loyola Marymount and No. 54 Pepperdine. Verbeek picked up both first singles wins in straight sets as he won his fifth in a row and ran his season record in singles to 14-2 overall and 5-0 in WCC play. Against the Lions, Verbeek defeated Charles Boyce 6-2, (Retired), and he followed that victory up with a win over Guilherme Hadlich of Pepperdine by a 6-4, 6-1 score.

The doubles pairing of Boyce and Rivera claim the first weekly honors for Loyola Marymount men’s tennis this season after a 2-0 week helped LMU secure victories on the road at No. 72 Pacific and Saint Mary’s. The Lions beat Pacific, 4-3, before sweeping Saint Mary’s, 4-0. Boyce and Rivera beat the tandem of Daniel Alameh and Alex Giannini of Pacific, 6-4, on Friday before taking down Nash Vollenweider and Brian Lee of Saint Mary’s, 6-3, on Saturday.

Also Nominated Singles: Ruadhan O’Sullivan, Gonzaga; Errol Smith, Loyola Marymount; Lautaro Pane, Pepperdine; Alexandros Araouzos, San Diego; Connor Garnett, Santa Clara
Also Nominated Doubles: Hayden Smith and Jordan Smith, Gonzaga; Lautaro Pane and Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine; Jordan Angus and Joshua Page, San Diego

2016 WCC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
Week 1 (2/9) – Michail Pervolarakis, Portland
Week 2 (2/16) – Keaton Cullimore, BYU
Week 3 (2/23) – Sem Verbeek, Pacific
Week 4 (3/1) – Uros Petronijevic, San Diego
Week 5 (3/8) – Guilherme Hadlich, Pepperdine
Week 6 (3/15) – Robert Seby, Santa Clara
Week 7 (3/22) – Nils Skajaa, San Francisco
Week 8 (3/29) – Jordan Smith, Gonzaga
Week 9 (4/5) – Sem Verbeek, Pacific 

2016 WCC Men’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week
Week 1 (2/9) – Lautaro Pane and Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine
Week 2 (2/16) – Lautaro Pane and Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine
Week 3 (2/23) – Daniel Alameh and Alex Gianini, Pacific
Week 4 (3/1) – Jeremy Bourgeois and Aidan Carrazedo, BYU
Week 5 (3/8) – Uros Petronijevic and Filip Vittek, San Diego
Week 6 (3/15) – Alex Wallace and Kent Andreasen, Portland
Week 7 (3/22) – Jordan Angus and Jaan Kononov, San Diego
Week 8 (3/29) - Lautaro Pane and Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine
Week 9 (4/5) – Charles Boyce and Cristobal Rivera, Loyola Marymount