Dec. 6, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference is pleased to recognize its November Men's Tennis Singles Player of the Month, Sebastian Fanselow from Pepperdine University, and Doubles Players of the Month, Clarke Spinosa and Thibaut Visy from the University of San Diego.
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 November. Fanselow reached the title match at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships to put the finishing touches on his fall season. In his first match in over two months, the senior defeated #10-ranked and eighth seeded KU Singh of Georgia, 7-6, 6-4. His quarterfinal match pitted him against local rival Ray Sarmiento of USC. Fanselow easily advanced following a 6-1, 6-2 victory.
In the semifinals, Fanselow went toe-to-toe with top-seeded and #8-ranked Alex Domijan. After winning the first set 6-4, Domijan took the second 6-3. Fanselow's service game improved in the final set, and the two top-tier players battled all the way to a 5-5 tie. The senior was brilliant in the final game, holding Domijan at love to break the Cavalier's serve and win 7-5. Fanselow would suffer a loss to Domijan's teammate, #2-rankled Jamare Jenkins in the finals to finish the month with a 4-1 record. Fanselow concluded the fall campaign with a team-best 6-2 record.
Additionally, Fanselow was honored as the USTA/ITA Sportsmanship Award by a panel of coaches, officials and tournament committee members.
Also Nominated: Alvaro Nazal, GON; Clarke Spinosa, USD; Finn Tearney, PEP
2012 WCC MEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
November: Sebastian Fanselow, Pepperdine
October: Tuomas Manner, Saint Mary's
September: Alvaro Nazal, Gonzaga
MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
CLARKE SPINOSA, JR./THIBAUT VISY, SR., SAN DIEGO
San Diego junior Clarke Spinosa and senior Thibaut Visy are the WCC Men's Doubles Tennis Players of the Month for November. Spinosa and Visy captured the doubles title at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships at UCLA Nov. 7-11. The pair swept doubles play, going 4-0 in the tournament to improve to a team-best 6-2 on the fall.
Spinosa/Visy defeated WCC foes Othar Kordaschia and Daniel Simko of LMU 8-3 in the first round before going on to top Cal Poly's Marco Comuzzo and Andre Dome 8-4 and sweeping UC Santa Barbara's Axel Bouillin and Benjamin Recknagel 8-0 in the semis. Spinosa and Visy then defeated teammates Romain Kalaydjian and Victor Pugliese in the doubles final to wrap up the weekend and the fall competition.
Also Nominated: Olivier Jamin/Vladimir Mijatovic, GON; Kento Tanaka-Tamaki/Finn Tearney, PEP
2012 WCC MEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
November: Clarke Spinosa/Thibaut Visy, San Diego
October: Jesse Kiuru/Joakim Norstrom, Saint Mary's