After winning their 20th consecutive WCC title and 41st overall last weekend, the Waves swept the conference's top awards, as Sebastian Fanselow was named Freshman of the Year and Adam Steinberg was selected as Coach of the Year for the fifth time.
Beidas (Cairo, Egypt) gave Pepperdine its 13th consecutive Player of the Year award. No other school has won the honor since it began in 1998. Beidas is just the second Pepperdine player to earn All-WCC first team honors in singles four times since the awards were introduced in 1998 (Pedro Rico, 2003-06).
Fanselow (Essen, Germany) joined Beidas on the All-WCC singles first team. He's the fifth Pepperdine player to earn the Freshman of the Year award (and the first to do it in an even-numbered year after previous wins in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009).
Pepperdine's first five players in the singles lineup received honors. Sophomore Alex Llompart (Carolina, Puerto Rico) made the second team in singles. Llompart was a first team selection a year ago. Freshmen Mousheg Hovhannisyan (North Hollywood, Calif.) and Finn Tearney (Wellington, New Zealand) were honorable mention.
Pepperdine was also well-represented in doubles. Beidas and Llompart were chosen to the first team, and Tearney and sophomore Hugh Clarke (Brisbane, Australia) were on the second team. This was Beidas' third All-WCC doubles honors after making the first team in 2009 and the second team in 2007.
The #22 Waves (16-10) have won 10 of their last 11 matches heading into the NCAA Championships. The field will be announced on May 4 and the first and second rounds will be at campus sites on May 14-16.