The Waves and USC are the only two teams to have five or more competitors advance through opening day.
The Waves traveled to France and Spain, seeing the sites and played competitive international tennis on the trip.
Women's soccer led all teams with 17 honorees.
Five women and three men either garnered first team or honorable mention acclaim.
More than 1,000 student-athletes were nominated from across the nation.
ITA Southwest Championships Day 1
Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. San Diego - Senior Day
Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. BYU
Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. Saint Mary's
Men's Tennis: Pepperdine vs. Princeton
PEPPERDINE CAREER: Has been an integral part of the Waves’ program for two season … Two-time All-WCC honorable mention performer, once in each doubles and singles … WCC All-Tournament honoree in both seasons, once in doubles and twice in singles … Two-time WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honoree … Has charted a 59-28 overall singles record (45-17 in dual play) and a 45-39 overall doubles record (34-35 in dual play).
PEPPERDINE 2017-18: Went 2-2 in singles during his senior year before getting injured … Reached the final of the Oracle/ITA Masters doubles bracket with partner Lautaro Pane … Named a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete for the third year in a row.
PEPPERDINE 2016-17: All-WCC second team singles … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll ‘bronze’ honors … WCC All-Tournament team in singles … WCC All-Academic first team … ranked as high as No. 59 in the Oracle/ITA doubles rankings with Lautaro Pane … Compiled a 21-11 singles record on the year, including a 13-7 record in dual matches … Was 12-9 with three unfinished matches in doubles on the year.
PEPPERDINE 2015-16: All-WCC honorable mention in doubles … WCC All-Tournament in singles … Four-time WCC Doubles Team of the Week honoree (2/9, 2/16, 3/29, 4/26) … WCC All-Academic first team … Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete … Earned WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll “bronze” honors … Posted a team-best 24-13 overall doubles record, including 12-10 dual record … Second on the team with a 19-9 overall singles record and 14-5 dual outing … Finished with a 7-1 singles record when competing from the number five position and a 4-2 singles record from the number three position, closing out the season on a four-match winning streak … Boasted a 10-2 record from the number two doubles position and defeated one nationally ranked team … Collected an impressive 21-9 doubles record, including a 9-6 dual record when playing alongside Lautaro Pane … Went 7-1 in the number two dual position and posted two wins in the number one position alongside Pane … Clinched the opening semifinal rounds in the WCC Tournament for the Waves to lead the team to the finals … Reached the finals of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regionals doubles competition with Pane after defeating 31st-ranked Grand Canyon duo Alexander Roggenkamp and Felix Schueller (8-3) and UCLAs Joseph Diu Giulio and Karu Sell (7-6(5), 6-0) … Took home the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational doubles garnet division (11/5-8) in Orlando, Fla. with Pane after defeating pairs from Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State and Louisville … Reached the quarterfinal of the USTA Collegiate Clay Court Invitational singles gold division after advancing through the first two rounds.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: All-WCC honorable mention singles performer after joining the team in January ... Earned all-tournament honors at the WCC Championships in both singles and doubles ... Posted a team-best 19-8 singles record, including an 18-5 tally in dual play ... Played mostly at No. 4, going 12-3 ... Recorded a 6-0 record from the No. 5 spot ... Charted a 7-1 record against WCC opponents ... Went 9-17 in doubles overall, 7-15 in dual matches ... Scored the dual-clinching fourth point for the Waves 10 times in 2015, including four duals at 4-3 (Memphis, LMU, Miami, San Diego State) ... Concluded the year on a nine-match win streak in singles ... Defeated Scott Huang of William & Mary (3/5), 6-0, 6-0 ... Went 8-2 in three-set matches ... Paired up with Lautaro Pane in doubles for a 5-5 record ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Nebraska High School in Peru in 2014 ... Reached the third round of the boys' singles draw at Wimbledon in 2014 ... Also competed in the juniors draw at the 2014 French Open and U.S. Open ... Ranked as high as #57 in the ITF Junior rankings ... Achieved a national #1 ranking in the 14, 16 and 18 age groups ... Took home silver at the South American Youth Games in 2013 ... Helped Peru to the bronze medal at the 2012 South American Team Championships ... Finalist at the ITF G3 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia in 2013 ... Finalist at the ITF G2 Inka Bowl in Lima, Peru in 2014.
PERSONAL: Born Petr Petrovich Iamachkine in Lima, Peru ... Goes by Pedro ... Son of Petr Yamashkin and Natalia Samarina ... Has one younger sister, Anastasia ... Notes that playing on Court 18 at the All England Club, site of the longest match in history, is one of his most thrilling moments in sports to date ... Majoring in business administration ... Chose Pepperdine because "I believe the Pepperdine community and environment will make a positive impact on my life as student and individual, making my four years of college life unforgettable. Pepperdine has amazing coaches and facilities, which will help me develop and improve as a tennis player."
FAVORITES: Roger Federer (pro athlete) ... Chelsea F.C. (pro team) ... Dead Souls by N.V. Gogol (book) ... Fast and Furious (movie) ... Prison Break (tv show) ... Ceviche (food) ... Soccer (sport other than tennis).