March 15, 2013
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference is pleased to recognize its February Men's Tennis Singles Player of the Month, Sebastian Fanselow from Pepperdine, and Doubles Players of the Month, Francis Alcantara and Finn Tearney, also from Pepperdine University.
MEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
SEBASTIAN FANSELOW, SR., PEPPERDINE
Pepperdine senior Sebastian Fanselow is the WCC Men's Tennis Singles Player of the Month for February. Fanselow, currently ranked #11 in singles by the ITA, went undefeated during the month of February. Despite going up against the top players from seven ranked schools (#17 Texas, #11 Florida, #4 Ohio State, #9 Duke, #29 Florida State, #51 TCU and #48 San Diego State), Fanselow posted a perfect 5-0 record.
The senior went 3-0 vs. ranked players, including a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over the Aztecs' #71-ranked Derek Siddiqui. Fanselow was well matched with Duke's Henrique Cunha. The two top-10 ranked players battled all the way to a 5-5 tie in the third set when action was suspended.
Also Nominated: Francis Sargeant, BYU; Levin Guillermo, GON; Sebastian Bustamante, LMU; Jackson Martin, POR; Jesse Kiuru, SMC; Victor Pugliese, Uros Petronijevic, Clarke Spinsosa, USD; Bernardo Saraiva, USF.
2012-13 WCC MEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
February: Sebastian Fanselow, Pepperdine
January: Patrick Kawka, BYU
November: Sebastian Fanselow, Pepperdine
October: Tuomas Manner, Saint Mary's
September: Alvaro Nazal, Gonzaga
MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
FRANCIS ALCANTARA, JR./FINN TEARNEY, SR., PEPPERDINE
Pepperdine junior Francis Alcantara and senior Finn Tearney are the WCC Men's Doubles Tennis Players of the Month for February. Alcantara and Tearney delivered a 4-1 record during the month of February. The Waves' top pair chalked two wins at the ITA National Indoor Championship - including an 8-6 triumph over #2-ranked Henrique Cunha and Raphael Hemmeler of Duke. For their efforts from the No. 1 spot in the doubles line, Tearney and Alcantara were awarded all-tournament honors.
Tearney and Alcantara are 12-3 overall in 2013, including 6-2 in dual play, and are currently listed at a league-best #47 in the ITA doubles rankings. The Waves went 5-2 in February, with wins vs. #17 Texas, #11 Florida, #29 Florida State, #51 TCU and #48 San Diego State.
Also Nominated: Alvaro Nazal/Pablo Mosquera Perez, GON; Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa, USF.
2012-13 WCC MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
February: Francis Alcantara/Finn Tearney, Pepperdine
January: Mousheg Hovhannisyan/David Sofaer, Pepperdine
November: Clarke Spinosa/Thibaut Visy, San Diego
October: Jesse Kiuru/Joakim Norstrom, Saint Mary's