March 19, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference announces its men’s tennis weekly honors for singles and doubles competition for March 19, 2014.
MEN’S TENNIS SINGLES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ILYA OSINTSEV, JR., SANTA CLARA
Ilya Osintsev, the No. 2 singles player for the No. 49 Santa Clara Broncos, turned in another strong performance in the Broncos’ 4-3 win versus New Mexico State on Sunday. Osintsev started off with an impressive 6-1 first set win and defeated Germain Degardin 6-0 in a commanding second set. Osintsev played a crucial role in lifting the Broncos to their 10th win of the season (10-2 overall) and ninth win in their past 10 matches.
Osintsev has not lost a dual match this season. He is a perfect 9-0, all in the No. 2 singles spot. Including the fall season, he is 13-2 overall. Osintsev has lifted the Broncos to their best start in over a decade.
Also Nominated: Kento Tanaka-Tamaki, Pepperdine
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
MEN’S TENNIS DOUBLES TEAM OF THE WEEK
FRANCIS ALCANTARA/ALEX SARKISSIAN, PEPPERDINE
No. 15-ranked doubles pair Francis Alcantara and Alex Sarkissian went a perfect 2-0 last week, picking up wins over doubles teams from Furman and South Florida. The duo first topped Jacob Behal and Adam Steryous of a Kelly Jones-led Furman squad. Jones was a four-time All-American for the Waves and won back-to-back NCAA Doubles Championship in 1984 and 1985. The No. 1 Pepperdine duo then topped #24-ranked Roberto Cid and Sasha Gozun of South Florida for their third win over a ranked opponent this season.
Alcantara and Sarkissian are a team-best 11-3 in dual action this season and 13-4 overall.
Also Nominated: 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