April 5, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. --The West Coast Conference has named its WCC Men's Tennis Singles Player of the Month and WCC Doubles Team of the Month for March.
WCC MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE MONTH
SEBASTIAN FANSELOW, PEPPERDINE, JR
The Waves went a perfect 6-0 against six ranked teams - three of which were listed in the top-10 -- during the month of March. Teams that fell to the Waves included #5 Duke, #8 Cal, #22 Texas Tech, #59 Nebraska, #17 Washington and #8 Stanford. Sebastian Fanselow was one of two players to go a perfect 6-0 in singles last month. Fanselow, who played five of the six matches from the No. 1 spot in the lineup, tallied five wins over ranked singles opponents. To open the month, the junior downed #2-ranked Henrique Cunha of Duke in straight sets. He also defeated Washington's #17-ranked Kyle McMorrow 5-7, 6-3, 6-3. Fanselow is riding a seven match win streak heading into West Coast Conference play, which opened on Sunday with a doubles header.
Also Nominated: Scott Sullivan, GON; Maxime Olivan, SMC; Nikola Bubnic, USD; Tom Pham, SCU
2012 WCC MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
February: Nicholas Bjerke, LMU
WCC MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE MONTH
ILYA OSINTSEV & JOHN LAMBLE, SANTA CLARA
Freshman Ilya Osintsev and John Lamble continue to team up as the most productive Santa Clara doubles tandem. Osintsev and Lamble have played together in every dual match dating back to Feb. 24 and have served as the No. 1 doubles tandem. During the month of March, Osintsev and Lamble have accrued a 7-1 record including an upset win over the ITA's No. 2 doubles tandem of Alex Llompart and Finn Tearney of Pepperdine. Osintsev and Lamble defeated the nation's No. 2 tandem 7-5. On their way to a 7-1 record during March, the tandem has won five straight matches. Overall on the year, the duo is 10-6 and is 3-0 in WCC play with wins over BYU, LMU, and Pepperdine.
Also nominated: Georgy Batrakov & Patrick Kawka, BYU; Scott Sullivan & Zhia Hwa Chong, GON; Hugh Clarke & David Sofaer, PEP; Maxime Olivan & Saad Benkirane, SMC
2012 WCC MEN'S DOUBLES TEAMS OF THE MONTH
February: Alex Llompart/Finn Tearney, PEP