Waves continue fall season up in San Francisco before returning home for regionals on Oct. 18-22.
Senior Alex Sarkissian opens the 2013-14 season for the Waves on Thursday.
Waves spend an afternoon in Woodland Hills to mentor students at Woodlake Elementary.
Pepperdine's Round of 16 Match scheduled for 7 a.m. (PT) on Thursday morning vs. Memphis.
Waves boast a 10-2 record when playing NCAA Tournament matches in Malibu.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Went 1-10 in singles as a freshman in Malibu ... Defeated Ryan Cheung of UC Irvine 6-3, 7-6 at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional during the fall season ... Appeared in the dual season singles lineup twice, first at No. 6 vs. Loyola Marymount (3/20) and again at No. 5 against Gonzaga (4/5) ...Went 4-5 in doubles including 2-1 in dual play ... Teamed up with Alex Sarkissian to beat #87-ranked Dennis Mkrtchian and Alex Brigham of UCLA, 8-5 ... Defeated Portland's Justin Guay and Kent Andreasen, 8-1, alongside Sebastian Fanselow ... Played all doubles matches from the No. 3 spot in the dual lineup.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Saddlebrook Preparatory School, located in Wesley Chapel, Fla., in 2012 ... Won first ITF event in El Salvador ... Broke into the top-400 in the ITF junior rankings ... Won over 20 USTA Super Series tournaments ... Trained with John Isner.
PERSONAL: Born in Great Britain ... Son of Margaret and Janek Gryzelko ... Majoring in business at Pepperdine ... Chose Pepperdine because "it has a great tennis team and an amazing campus."
FAVORITES: Favorite pro tennis player is Roger Federer ... Favorite musical artist is Pitbull ... Favorite food is steak ... Favorite TV show is Top Gear ... Favorite movie is Killer Elite ... Favorite sport other than tennis is soccer.