April 16, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The West Coast Conference has announced its men's tennis weekly honors for singles and doubles competition for April 16, 2014.
MEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ILYA OSINTSEV, JR., SANTA CLARA
Ilya Osintsev, the No. 2 singles player for No. 64 Santa Clara, picked up one of the Broncos' biggest individual wins this season in the team's 4-2 upset of No. 39 Oregon. The lefty defeated Robin Cambier, ranked No. 59 in the country, in straight sets, 7-5, 7-6. Cambier had recently defeated No. 1 USC's Ray Sarmiento, ranked No. 3 nationally. The upset was the biggest victory of the season for the Broncos and one of the biggest wins in Santa Clara tennis history.
Against Portland, Osintsev was excellent once again. The junior beat Reid Delaubenfels 6-4, 7-5 in the Broncos' 4-3 loss. A three-time WCC Player of the Week, Osintsev improved to 12-1 during the regular season and 15-2 in 2013-14.
Also Nominated: Bernardo Saraiva, San Francisco; Alex Sarikissian, Pepperdine; Clarke Spinosa, San Diego
WCC Men's Tennis Singles Player of the Week
Feb. 11: Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: James Tallman, San Francisco
Feb. 25: Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
March 4: Francis Sargeant, BYU
March 13: Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
March 19: Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
March 26: Francis Alcantara, Pepperdine
April 1: Michel Hu Kwo, Portland
April 8: Sem Verbeek, Pacific
April 16: Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE WEEK
ALEX SARKISSIAN/FRANCIS ALCANTARA, PEPPERDINE
Pepperdine's senior doubles pair, Alex Sarkissian and Francis Alcantara, picked up two more wins this week on the road to extend their streak to five in a row. Even more impressive, the No. 9-ranked duo has won 11 of the last 12 since the end of the February. Last week, Pepperdine traveled to both Pacific and Saint Mary's, winning 4-1 on both accounts to improve to 8-0 in the West Coast Conference. Although the Tigers' Marlon Brand and Daniel Alameh, as well as Joakim Norstrom and Thomas Hunt of Saint Mary's, both challenged Sarkissian and Alcantara, the Waves held off any upset bids and won both matches 8-6.
Sarkissian and Alcantara are now 20-5 overall, 18-4 in dual action and a perfect 6-0 against conference opponents. With the honor, Sarkissian and Alcantara collect their sixth WCC weekly doubles award of the season.
Also Nominated: Reid deLaubenfels/Kent Andreasen, Portland; Tuomas Manner/James Markiewicz, Saint Mary's; Clarke Spinosa/Filip Vittek, San Diego; Bernardo Saraiva/Nils Skajaa, San Francisco; John Lamble/Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
WCC Men's Tennis Doubles Team of the Week
Feb. 11: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
Feb. 18: Ratan Gill/Alex Ferrero, Portland
Feb. 25: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
March 4: John Lamble/Ilya Osintsev, Santa Clara
March 13: Ciaran Fitzgerald/Andrew Raphaelson, San Diego
March 19: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
March 26: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
April 1: Todd Volmari/Sebastian Bustamante, Loyola Marymount
April 8: Francis Alcantara/Alex Sarkissian, Pepperdine
April 16: Alex Sarkissian/Francis Alcantara, Pepperdine