Next up, the Waves travel to Stillwater, Okla. to face Memphis and Oklahoma State this weekend.
The men's tennis team hosts SMU on Tuesday before facing Memphis and Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. this weekend.
Pepperdine hosts SMU on Tuesday at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.
Alexander Solonin and Kento Tanaka-Tamaki reach the round of 16 in La Jolla.
Pepperdine faces William & Mary, before honing the doubles skills at the 126th annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championship.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Went 1-5 in singles as a sophomore and 4-6 in doubles … Posted a 4-1 record in doubles alongside Kento Tanaka-Tamaki … Advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship with Tanaka-Tamaki ... Defeated William & Mary’s No. 1 doubles pair of Aaron Chaffee and Will Juggins, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the round of 16 at the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Went 5-6 as a freshman in singles, including a 2-2 tally in dual play … Produced a 2-3 doubles record including 1-0 mark in dual action … Made five appearances at No. 6 in the singles lineup and two appearances at No. 3 in the doubles lineup … Reached the second round of the Pacific Coast Doubles Championship alongside RJ Evangelista … 2-0 in singles vs. WCC opponents … Defeated Aidan Carrazedo 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (2) to clinch the 4-3 dual at BYU (3/29) … Opened the dual vs. BYU with an 8-3 doubles win with Evangelista … Also defeated Pablo Mosquera Perez of Gonzaga 6-0, 6-4 (4/4)
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Thousand Oaks High School in 2013 … Also attended City of Angels High School and Laurel Springs High School … Four-star recruit according to TennisRecruiting.net … Part of recruiting class ranked #2 in TennisRecruiting.net’s list of Top Mid-Major Men’s Classes … Played one season of varsity tennis at Thousand Oaks High School … 2013 All-Marmonte League singles first team … Thousand Oaks High School Scholar-Athlete … Also trained at the Weil Tennis Academy … Won the 14s division at the 2009 California Bowl.
PERSONAL: Born in Kiev, Ukraine … Son of Eugene and Anna Solonin … Mother played college tennis in Ukraine and father was a professional swimmer … Plans to major in business … Chose Pepperdine “because it has one of the best tennis programs in the country and has a great academic reputation.”
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athletes are Kobe Bryant and Roger Federer … Favorite pro team is the Los Angeles Lakers … Favorite musical artists are Tupac and the Red Hot Chili Peppers … Favorite book is Open by Andre Agassi … Favorite food is sushi … Favorite sport other than tennis is basketball.