May 8, 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 April.
WCC MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE MONTH: SEBASTIAN FANSELOW, PEPPERDINE, JR
Sebastian Fanselow went a perfect 8-0 during the month of April. The junior, recently named both the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and the Pepperdine Male Athlete of the Year, did not drop a single set and picked up three wins over ranked opponents. Fanselow, who is currently ranked No. 9 in singles by the ITA, earned a spot in the 2012 NCAA Singles Championship. By virtue of capturing the eighth seed, he has secured ITA All-American honors for the second straight season. Other awards the junior has collected this month include All-WCC first team honors in both singles and doubles. As a team, the Waves went 11-0 in April and captured the WCC regular season and tournament titles.
Also Nominated: Georgy Batrakov, BYU; Joakim Norstrom, SMC; Nikola Bubnic, USD; Kyle Dandan, SCU
2012 WCC MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
February: Nicholas Bjerke, Loyola Marymount
March: Sebastian Fanselow, Pepperdine
WCC MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE MONTH: JENSON TURNER/SEBASTIAN FANSELOW, PEPPERDINE
Jenson Turner and Sebastian Fanselow steamrolled through the month of April with an untainted 10-0 record, including wins over then-ranked teams BYU, Fresno State, San Diego, Santa Clara, Stanford and Washington. The duo, who has teamed together for the last two seasons, boasts a career win tally (dual season only) of 33. That mark ranks tied for fifth in Pepperdine's career record books. Turner and Fanselow were also voted to the All-WCC first team in doubles.
Also nominated: Georgy Batrakov/Patrick Kawka, BYU; Scott Sullivan/Zhia Hwa Chong, GON; Sherif Hamdy/Saad Benkirane, SMC; Nikola Bubnic/Ciaran Fitzgerald, USD
2012 WCC MEN'S DOUBLES TEAMS OF THE MONTH
February: Alex Llompart/Finn Tearney, Pepperdine
March: Ilya Osintsev/John Lamble, Santa Clara