Jack Van Slyke
Jack  Van Slyke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Laurel Springs HS (Calif.)

Height:
6-2

Experience:
1V


10/19/2017

Five Waves Advance to ITA Regional Day Two in Singles

The Waves and USC are the only two teams to have five or more competitors advance through opening day.

04/28/2017

Men's Tennis Headed to WCC Finals after 4-1 Victory

Stefan Menichella clinched the Waves' win with a 7-5, 6-4 win in the No. 2 position.

04/26/2017

Hadlich Garners All-WCC First Team Singles Honors

The honors are Hadlich's third-career WCC honor and second first team nod.

04/18/2017

Menichella, Van Slyke Garner WCC Weekly Doubles Honor

This is the first time Menichella and Van Slyke earned weekly honors as a partnership this season.

04/15/2017

Waves Highlight Senior Day with 4-2 Win over San Diego

Pepperdine will cap off the regular season with road matches at Portland and Gonzaga on April 21 and 22.

10/19/2017

ITA Southwest Championships

ITA Southwest Championships

04/15/2017

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. San Diego - Senior Day

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. San Diego - Senior Day

04/14/2017

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. BYU

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. BYU

03/24/2017

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. Saint Mary's

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. Saint Mary's

03/22/2017

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. Princeton

Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. Princeton

JACK VAN SLYKE CAREER STATISTICS

PEPPERDINE 2016-17: All-WCC second team doubles … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC All-Tournament team in doubles … Tabbed WCC Doubles Pair of the Week alongside partner Stefan Menichella on April 18 … won National Collegiate Tennis Classic doubles title with Menichella in January … Compiled a 12-11 singles record, with seven unfinished matches … Had a doubles record of 18-12 on the year with partner Menichella.


PEPPERDINE 2015-16:
Joined the Waves in January 2016 … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Cup Honor Roll “bronze” honors … Went 10-6 in singles dual play and finished with a 5-8 record in doubles competition … In singles, went 4-2 in the number four position, 3-1 in the number five position and an even 3-3 in the number six position for the Waves … Finished his freshman singles campaign with a 7-1 record output … In doubles, finished with a 5-5 record from the number three position … Collected a 4-3 record in the third position with partner Tom Hill and picked up a 1-0 record when playing with Guilherme Hadlich … Helped the Waves reach the WCC Championship finals with a three-set victory over 60th-ranked BYUs John Pearce.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Laurel Springs High School in Ojai, Calif. … Career-high ITF junior world ranking of 137 … Reached semifinals at the Canada U18 Nationals … Doubles champion at TC Backkum Dutch Junior Open ITF, a G2 tournament in the Netherlands … Reached singles semifinals at the IGTA Junior Cup hosted by Babolat ITF in Germany after defeating a top-55 player 13-11 in the third set of the quarterfinal match … Reached quarterfinals of the 2015 Reel Tennis Open Championship in singles in Tamarac, Fla. … Reached the round of 16 at the Tampa USTA Men’s Pro Circuit Futures in singles in Tampa, Fla. … Has earned six ITF doubles championships and one singles championship … As a junior, defeated now professional performer Matthew Kandath, formerly of Stanford, 6-4, 6-2.

PERSONAL: Son of L. Christine Van Slyke and Gregory B. Van Slyke … Other than tennis, his favorite hobbies include playing Xbox and listening to music … An interesting fact is he travelled to over 28 countries in the world thus far … Majoring in business administration ... Chose Pepperdine for many reasons, including “the tennis program, which has an incredible reputation and being a Wave will help me achieve my goal of becoming a professional tennis player, as well as the team chemistry displayed by all the players and the connection with the coaches.” 

FAVORITES: Favorite food is Chipotle … Favorite movie is Southpaw … Favorite musical artist is Drake … Favorite sport other than tennis is swimming … Cited his favorite thing about tennis as being able to always put yourself back in the match [no matter what the score is], unlike timed sports.  His favorite sports moment is “qualifying for Vero Beach futures by winning a three and a half hour match in the third round, and then winning my last round qualies in four hours.”

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