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Santa Clara, Pacific Earn Men’s Tennis Weekly Honors

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has named Santa Clara senior Ashot Khacharyan the West Coast Conference Singles Player of the Week and the Pacific duo of Sem Verbeek and Alex Giannini the Doubles Team of the Week. 

Santa Clara’s Khacharyan earns his first conference honor of the season after finishing with a statement victory against No. 65 BYU in the final home tennis match of his Santa Clara career. Despite falling down in the first set of his singles match at the No. 1 position, the senior rebounded to grab both sets two and three by a score of 6-3, 6-3. With the win, Khacharyan clinched his 59th career singles victory to move to 10th place on Santa Clara’s all-time singles wins list. 

The doubles pairing of Verbeek and Giannin claim their first dual pairing honor this season after posting wins against No. 36 Oregon and at Saint Mary’s. The duo took a 6-3 win against Daan Maasland and Simon Stevens of the nationally-ranked Ducks before following it up four days later with a victory against WCC rivals Nash Vollenweider and Brian Lee of Saint Mary’s, 6-3.

Also Nominated Singles: Lautaro Pane, Pepperdine; Uros Petronijevic, San Diego
Also Nominated Doubles: Lautaro Pane and Pedro Iamachkine, Pepperdine 

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
Week 10 (4/12) – Ashot Khacharyan, Santa Clara 

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 Giannini, 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
Week 10 (4/12) – Sem Verbeek and Alex Giannini, Pacific