June 1, 2011
PALO ALTO, Calif. --- After two spectacular three-set wins over top-20 ranked opponents, Sebastian Fanselow of the Pepperdine men's tennis team was unable to put another "W" behind his name. His run at the NCAA Singles Championship came to a close, with a loss to Tennys Sandgren of Tennessee in the Round of 16.
Fanselow (Essen, Germany) opened his first NCAA singles championship run with perhaps his biggest win of season, eliminating #2-ranked Alex Domijan, 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the opening round.
The second round saw the sophomore Wave, ranked #28 in the Campbell/ITA Collegiate Rankings, defeat #19 John Peers 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.
The matchup between Fanselow and Sandgren proved to be a balanced one, as just one break decided the first set, while the second was determined in the tiebreaker. The final score went in favor of Sandgren, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
Despite the loss, Fanselow became Pepperdine's 78th All-American in program history for reaching the round of 16. He concludes his sophomore campaign with a singles record of 27-11.
In addition to being an All-American, Fanselow was also an All-West Coast Conference singles and doubles first team selection, ITA Southwest Regional Champion and Pepperdine Athlete of the Year.
This concludes the 2010-11 season for the Waves.
Online release courtesy of Pepperdine Sports Information
WCC Men's Players in NCAA Singles Championships
May 25-30, 2011 at Palo Alto, Calif. (Taube Family Tennis Center)
First Round - May 25
#28 Sebastian Fanselow (Pepperdine) def. #2 Alex Domijan (Virginia) 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
#33 Dean Jackson (San Diego) def. #69 Enej Bonin (Denver) 7-5, 7-5
#43 Finn Tearney (Pepperdine) def. #63 Casey Watt (Notre Dame) 2-6, 7-5, 6-0
Second Round - May 26
#28 Sebastian Fanselow (Pepperdine) def. #19 John Peers (Baylor) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
#4 Blaz Rola (Ohio State) def. #43 Finn Tearney (Pepperdine) 7-5, 6-2
#5 Michael Shabaz (Virginia) def. #33 Dean Jackson (San Diego) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Round of 16 - May 27
#45 Tennys Sandregn (Tennessee) def. #28 Sebastian Fanselow (Pepperdine) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
For full results and final draws, please visit NCAA Tennis Tournament Central.