Pepperdine falls 4-1 to top-seeded San Diego in the conference tournament finals.
Freshman Alexander Solonin comes through in the clutch to send the Waves to a 4-3 victory on the road.
Alex Sarkissian, Francis Alcantara and Stefan Menichella post singles victories for Pepperdine today.
Waves improve to 2-0 in West Coast Conference play after today's win over USF.
David Sofaer and Rakshay Thakkar clinch doubles point for Waves.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Posted a 6-13 doubles record as a freshman, including a 5-11 tally in dual action ... Went 0-4 in singles play ... Played alongside five different teammates in doubles, seeing most time with Pedro Leme with a 4-4 record ... Went 1-1 while playing at No. 2 with Leme, and 3-3 from the No. 3 spot ... Held on for an 8-7 win alongside Leme vs. Daniel Simko and David Doehring of LMU (2/18) ... Reached the second round of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship while playing with Tom Hill ... Made way into singles lineup vs. #14 Tennessee (2/16) and #1 Oklahoma (3/19) ... Made collegiate debut on Jan. 17 at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Gorman Learning Center ... Part of recruiting class ranked #2 in TennisRecruiting.net's list of Top Mid-Major Men's Classes ... Four-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.com ... Ranked as high as #57 by the recruiting website during his junior season ... Played one season of varsity tennis during his freshman season at Palisades High School and helped take home the league championship ... Finalist at the Midland National Open in 2012.
PERSONAL: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Joe and Kanako ... Chose Pepperdine because "it offers the perfect blend of academics and athletics."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Rafael Nadal because "he is a competitor. He tries as hard as he can every singles point and never gives up" ... Favorite tv show is Family Guy ... Favorite food is a cheeseburger ... Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Stepbrothers ... Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball ... Favorite musical artist is ASAP Rocky.