Pepperdine falls 4-1 to top-seeded San Diego in the conference tournament finals.
Senior Francis Alcantara wins in the third set to clinch the dual for Pepperdine.
Pepperdine will enter WCC Tournament as the No. 2 seed.
Pepperdine enters regular-season finale on a six match win streak and with an 8-0 WCC record.
Pepperdine continues road swing with a 12 p.m. match at Saint Mary's on Saturday.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Made Pepperdine debut as a sophomore ... Went 9-14 in singles, including a 6-13 mark in dual play ... Posted a 12-12 overall doubles record ... Doubles dual-season record set a 10-11 .. Saw most time alongside Alex Giannini, going 4-4 as a pair ... Also earned three wins with both Tom Hill and Rakshay Thakkar ... Clinched the dual vs. San Diego (1/23) during the ITA Kick-Off Weekend with a 7-5 win in the third set tiebreaker ... Provided another clincher less than a week later, securing the 4-3 win at Tulsa (1/27) with an 11-9 triumph in the third set tiebreaker vs. Juan Carvajal ... Went 4-8 from the No. 5 spot in the singles lineup, but also saw action at No. 4 and No. 6 ...Made collegiate debut at the Nation Collegiate Tennis Classic in January ... Produced three consecutive wins to advance to the semifinals ... Tallied two singles wins in WCC play.
PERSONAL: Born Joao Pedro Gomes Leme in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Son of Maria Lucilia Gomes and Joao Antonio Leme ... Has four older siblings, Rodrigo, Roberto and Amanda, and one younger brother, Joao Victor ... Chose Pepperdine because "Pepperdine has one of the best tennis programs in the nation and one of the best campuses too" ... Loves tennis because of its mental aspect ... Says winning ITF G5 tournament in Ecuador in 2010 was "one of the best moments of my life."
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Presbiteriano Mackenzie Tambore Colégio in 2011 ... Ranked nationally as high as #8 in the U18 division ... Ranked as high as #12 in the 16 and under group ... Reached as high as #198 in the ITF junior rankings ... Defeated top-25 ranked player in the first round of a GA tournament in Italy ... Reached the final round of juniors qualification at the Australian Open ... Won the 2010 Tampico Cup ... Also emerged as the singles and doubles champion at the 2010 ITA Ecuador G5 tournament.
FAVORITES: Favorite pro athlete is Usain Bolt ... Favorite pro team is Corinthian FC ...Favorite movie is Mick Fanning's Missing ... Favorite musical artist is Laidback Luke ... Favorite tv show is The Mentalist ... Favorite sports other than tennis are surfing and skateboarding ... Favorite foods are Italian and Brazilian.