May 7, 2013
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference is pleased to recognize its April Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Month, Khunpak Issara from Pepperdine University, and Doubles Players of the Month, Khunpak Issara and Megan Moore from Pepperdine University.
WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
KHUNPAK ISSARA, SR., PEPPERDINE
Pepperdine senior Khunpak Issara is the WCC Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Month for April. Issara went a perfect 7-0 during the month of April, bringing her win streak to 17 matches in a row. The senior has not lost since mid-February and is a team-best 20-2 in singles during the 2013 dual season. Her currently winning percentage of .909 would tie her for fourth in the Waves' program records, while just one more singles win would tie her for 10th in the single-season overall wins category.
Issara allowed just 1.57 games/set in her seven wins in April. Additionally, the senior nearly went 8-0 but settled for a 7-6, 5-3 undecided match during the semifinals of the WCC Tournament. Even more impressive is that Issara has lost just one set since starting her win streak on February 17 vs. Baylor's Megan Horter, ranked #86 at the time.
Also Nominated: April Bisharat, LMU; Anna Depenau, USD; Jenny Jullien, SMC; Marta Stojanovic, USD; Nicolette Tran, BYU.
2012-13 WCC WOMEN'S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE MONTH
April: Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine
March: Jenny Jullien, Saint Mary's
February: Jenny Jullien, Saint Mary's
January: Jenny Jullien, Saint Mary's
November: Katie Le, Santa Clara
October: Tory Parravi, Loyola Marymount
September: Lorraine Guillermo, Pepperdine
WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
KHUNPAK ISSARA, SR./MEGAN MOORE, JR., PEPPERDINE
Pepperdine senior Khunpak Issara and junior Megan Moore are the WCC Women's Doubles Tennis Players of the Month for April. Pepperdine head coach Gualberto Escudero made some alterations to his doubles lineup in April, and the changes paid off. Khunpak Issara and Megan Moore went 5-0 from the No. 1 spot in the lineup during April to lead Pepperdine to a 7-1 overall record. The Waves won a share of the WCC regular-season title and won the tournament championship.
Issara and Moore started and ended the month with wins versus Jenny Jullien and Danielle Flores of Saint Mary's. The Wave duo first beat the Gaels 9-7 in the regular season, before chalking an 8-4 decision during the WCC Tournament finals. They also tallied a win versus a ranked opponent with an 8-5 triumph versus Laura Claus and Shani Blecher, ranked #68 at the time, of San Diego.
Also Nominated: April Bisharat/Claudia Razzeto, LMU; Catherine Isip/Audrey Leitz, SMC; Nicolette Tran/Meghan Sheehan-Dizon, BYU.
2012-13 WCC WOMEN'S TENNIS DOUBLES PLAYERS OF THE MONTH
April: Khunpak Issara/Megan Moore, Pepperdine
March: Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine
February: Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine
January: Yurie Hashiguchi/Milica Hadzie-Tanovic, San Francisco
November: Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine
October: Lorraine Guillermo/Khunpak Issara, Pepperdine