Waves in Action in Palm Springs, Thousand Oaks

Pedro Leme

Jan. 17, 2014

Complete Results

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – Members of the Pepperdine men’s tennis team competed in two different tournaments today: the National Collegiate Tennis Classic in Palm Springs and the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in nearby Thousand Oaks. Pedro Leme made his debut for the Waves with two wins in singles play.

Leme (Sao Paolo, Brazil/Mackenzie Tambore) advanced to the quarterfinals at the National Collegiate Tennis Classic. In the opening round, the sophomore battled Jhonatan Gonzalez for three sets and won by a score of 6-3, 2-6, 6-1.

In the round of 16, Leme edged Andrew Raphaelson 6-4 in the opening frame before falling 6-3 in the second. The Wave got back on track, however, and moved onto the next round with the 6-3 triumph in the set three.

Tom Hill (Birmingham, England/K12 International Academy) and Alex Giannini (Los Angeles, Calif./Gorman Learning Center) played in their first collegiate matches, but both suffered first-round losses.

At the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in Thousand Oaks, Francis Alcantara (Cagayan de Oro, Philippines/Fresno State) won his first match of the day – a three set decision against Anthony Tsodikov of Stanford – but fell in the second round to exit the tournament.

Leme, Hill and Giannini continue play at the NCTC on Saturday.

Sherwood Collegiate Cup
Jan 17-19, 2014 at Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Singles competition

R32  Francis Alcantara (Pepperdine) def. Anthony Tsodikov (Stanford) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4
R16  #62 Mackenzie McDonald (UCLA) def. Francis Alcantara (Pepperdine) 6-1, 6-0



National Collegiate Tennis Classic
Jan 17-19, 2014 at Palm Springs, Calif.
R32  Pedro Leme (Pepperdine) def. Jhonatan Gonzalez (TCU) 6-3, 2-6, 6-1
R32  Ciaran Fitzgerald (San Diego) def. Tom Hill (Pepperdine) 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
R32  Aaron Addison (San Diego) def. Alex Giannini (Pepperdine) 6-2, 6-5
R16  Pedro Leme (Pepperdine) def. Andrew Raphaelson (San Diego) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

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