University of the Pacific Menâ€™s Tennis Media Guide 2012
Name Yr./Exp. Height Hometown Ivan Castro SR/ 3L 5-10 Sao Paulo, Brazil Erik Cederwall FR/HS 6-1 Stockholm, Sweden Alex Golding JR/1L 6-1 London, England Jainendra Grewal Valentim Goncalves Jr.
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Tomasz Krzyszkowski SR/1L Ben Mirkin FR/HS Denis Stolyarov FR/HS
6-3 6-1 6-1
Sopot, Poland Wilmette, Illinois Moscow, Russia
Curitiba, Brazil Waikato, New Zealand
Position Name Exp. Head Coach Ryan Redondo (2nd Season) Assistant Coach Fernando Ristow (1st Season)
January 21 Idaho/Washington 12:00pm 22 Washington/Washington 12:00pm 28 UC DAVIS*/STOCKTON, CALIF. 1:00pm February 4 San Francisco/ San Francisco, Calif. 2:00pm 11 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT/STOCKTON, CALIF. 1:00pm 12 SAINT MARYâ€™S COLLEGE/STOCKTON, CALIF. 1:00pm 25 Arkansas/Santa Clara, Calif. 12:00pm 26 Santa Clara/Santa Clara, Calif. 10:00am March 3 8 9 15 16 17 24 31
Nevada/Nevada New Mexico/New Mexico BYU/ Santa Clara, Calif. SDSU USD Classic Tournament/ San Diego, calif. SDSU USD Classic Tournament/ San Diego, calif. SDSU USD Classic Tournament/ San Diego, calif. EASTERN WASHINGTON/STOCKTON, CALIF. Cal Poly*/San Luis Obispo, Calif.
4:00pm 5:00pm 12:00pm TBA TBA TBA 2:00pm 11:00am
April 1 UC Santa Barbara*/Santa Barbara, Calif. 12:00pm 7 Fresno State/Fresno, Calif. 11:00am 10 SACRAMENTO STATE/STOCKTON, CALIF. 3:00pm 14 UC IRVINE*/STOCKTON, CALIF. 1:00pm 15 UC RIVERSIDE*/STOCTKON, CALIF. 1:00pm 18 Stanford/Stanford, Calif. 3:30 pm Big West Championships 27 TBD/TBA
BOLD denotes home matches Orange* denotes conference matches
Head Coach Ryan Redondo 2nd Season At the conclusion of his first season, Coach Redondo led the Tigers through a season in which the final record was 13-11 and 3-2 in the Big West Conference. The season breakdown was comprised of 5-3 home season record and an 8-8 away record. In his first season with the Tigers, Coach Redondo utilized strategy to land the Tigers a spot in the finals at the Big West Championships in which they took second. To end the season, Redondo was selected to be the coach for the USTA Northern California Team at this year’s prestigious annual Maze Cup. Prior to coming to Pacific, Ryan spent the last three years as an assistant to Gene Carswell at San Diego State. His responsibilities included recruiting, developing practice and competition schedules and managing budget operations. Prior to his stint at San Diego State, he spent two years playing on the USTA, ITF and ATP professional tours. He also spent time during the past year coaching privately in the Rancho Sante Fe, Calif. Redondo was a three time letterwinner at San Diego State from 2002-04. He earned All-America honors as a sophomore and junior and is one of the top players in Aztec history. In 2003, he earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Finals with partner Oliver Maiberger. He began his collegiate at Pepperdine, transferring to the Aztec program for his sophomore season. As an Aztec, Redondo collected many accolades. In 2002, his first season after transferring from Pepperdine, Redondo teamed with Maiberger to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship and helped the team win the National Collegiate Indoor Championship, the program’s lone national championship. In 2002-03, Redondo and Maiberger posted an outstanding 31-8 record, including 21 wins against ranked opponents. They finished the season ranked No. 2 in the country after winning four matches in four days to reach the NCAA Doubles Finals where they lost to Illinois’ Brian Wilson and Rajeev Ram. Redondo earned five All-Mountain West Conference selections, and still holds the program record for double victories with 59 while teaming with Maiberger. He graduated from San Diego State with a degree in religious studies. “I am very excited to take on the position as the new Men’s Head Tennis Coach and Director of Tennis,” said Redondo. “I am hungry to make the University of the Pacific a powerhouse in tennis and look forward to direct this talented team to reach its potential. I want to thank Mr. Lynn King and the rest of the great people at Pacific for welcoming me to the Pacific family.”
Coach Redondo motivating two Tigers during a crucial doubles match.
Instructing at Campus Kidsâ€™ Day
Assistant Coach Fernando Ristow 1st Season Fall 2011: Fernando started the Fall 2011 season as a first season assistant coach with the Pacific Men’s Tennis team. He coached alongside Head Coach and Director of Tennis Ryan Redondo. Fernando is using his Tiger career to mold and build the tennis careers of others. Spring 2011 (Senior): In his last season as a Tiger, Fernando compiled a final career record of 39-20 in singles and 29-21 in doubles. Ristow’s spring record was 17-5 in singles and 12-12 in doubles. Some of Ristow’s notable victories include his win against No. 40 Cal Poly’s Brian McPhee 6-3, 6-1, and at the Big West Championships against Cal Poly’s Jordan Bridge in three sets 6-0, 2-6, 6-3. At the conclusion of the season, Fernando was selected to be on the Second All Conference Team for singles. Fall 2010 (Senior): In the fall, Fernando compiled a fall tournament record of 7-3 in singles and 3-0 in doubles with partner Ivan Castro. Some notable victories Ristow earned in the fall included his three set win against Saint Mary’s College product Joakim Norstrom 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, and his victory against No. 10 California’s Jonathan Dahan 6-1, 6-1. This year, Fernando was also selected to be the team captain to lead the Tigers and serve as a model of good sportsmanship and promote team unity. Spring 2010 (Junior): Fernando ended the season with a record of 10-9 in the Spring and compiled an overall record of 14-12. Ristow was also chosen for 2nd Team All-Conference. On March 1st Fernando defeated Cal Poly’s Jordan Bridge in three sets, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. Ristow was also victorious against No. 51 Shimpei Suzuki of UC Irvine on April 17th with the score 6-2, 5-7, 1-0 (4). Ristow competed early in the doubles season with Vegerd Veskimagi and compiled a record of 2-3 and was later paired with Renan Delsin compiling a record of 11-6. Fernando ended the season with an overall record of 14-10 and was also chosen to be on the 2nd Team All- Conference team with partner Delsin.
Fall 2009 (Junior): Ristow joined the Tigers in the fall of 2009 and finished with a 4-3 singles record, second best on the team. Despite starting the season 1-3, Ristow rebounded at the UNLV Rebel Classic to sweep through the consolation rounds. After defeat ing Northern Arizona’s David Flodberg 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinal’s, Ristow faced Stanislav Glukhov of Idaho in the consolation finals. He dropped the first set 6-2 but rallied to win set two 6-2 and force a final tie-break set. Outlasting Glukhov, Ristow earned the win 10-6 to close his fall competitions. Partnered with Artem Gramma and Vegerd Veskimagi, Ristow saw the most success in the latter pairing. The duo finished with a team best 2-1 record with all of their opponents coming from ranked teams. Their biggest upset came over No. 43 Dmitry Lebedev and Matt Walters of No. 55. Arkansas (8-4) at the UNLV Rebel Classic on Oct. 30 in the round of 64. They also defeated No. 24 Arizona’s Geoff Embry and Pat Metham in the quarterfinals of the Rebel Classic 8-4 on Oct. 31, but would fall to host No. 73 UNLV’s Luca Barlocchi and Mehdi Bouras in the semifinals 8-4 later that day. Previous School: While attending Bethel College, Ristow posted a 33-3 record in two seasons of play and was named team most valuable player both seasons. In 2008-09, he was ranked as high as No. 4 before ending the season at No. 13 of all NAIA athletes. Ristow went undefeated in TranSouth Athletic Conference contests. High School: Ristow graduated in 2005 from OPET - Bom Retiro in Curitiba, Parana’, Brazil where he was ranked No. 1 in the state two years in-a-row (2005-2006). In 2006, he was ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation in juniors. Personal: Fernando Ristow was born in Curitiba, Parana’, Brazil. He is the son of Mr. Irineu and Mrs. Ivete and has one brother, Renan Augusto Ristow. Fernando intends to major in business and economics. His hobbies include playing tennis and soccer and watching movies.
Coach Ristow aiding in a Campus Kids’ Day
Career Stats: Singles: 37-21 Doubles: 26-22
Ivan Castro Senior •3L Sao Paulo, Brazil Fall 2011 (Senior): In his final fall season with the Tigers, Ivan posted a singles record of 5-3 and a doubles record of 3-3. A highlight from the fall includes Castro’s shut out match on October 20th at the 2011 USTA/ITA Division I Southwest Regional Championships against UC Riverside’s Kevin Griffin. Spring 2011 (Junior): When the spring season had concluded Ivan had compiled a career record of 32-18 in singles and 23-19 in doubles doubles. For the season total, Castro’s final record was 21-10 in singles and 11-13 in doubles. In the month of January, Ivan was selected as the Big West Tennis Athlete of the Week. At the conclusion of the season, Ivan was selected to be on the Second All Conference team in singles as well as doubles along with partner Alex Golding. Fall 2010 (Junior): In the fall, Ivan compiled a record of 7-2 in singles and 3-0 in doubles with partner Fernando Ristow. A notable victory of Ivan’s was his big three set win against Artem Gramma in the final round at the San Diego State University Invitational, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 (10-8). Another battle Castro encountered and proved victorious in was his match against University of Texas at San Antonio product Tyler Brown 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5. Spring 2010 (Sophomore): Ivan ended his first season at Pacific with a record of 13-8. On March 1st he defeated Cal Poly’s Drew Jacobs in three sets 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-3, and was recognized as the Big West Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week on March 3rd and was also selected for 1st Team All-Conference. Castro also dominated against Wichita State’s Vlad Marinescu with a score of 6-1, 6-1 on March 21st. On March 29th Ivan easily gained a win against the Air Force’s Austin Francis with a score of 6-4, 6-0. Ivan’s doubles season was spent in both number one as well as No. 2 doubles with partner Artem Gramma and they ended the spring season with a record of 12-7. Fall 2009 (Sophomore): Castro joined the Tigers in the spring 2010 season. Personal: Ivan Garcia Castro was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ivan was chosen to be on the 1st Team AllConference for both singles and doubles. His most memorable match was when he scored the first point at his first ATP match. He is the son of Valmir Machado Castro and Valeria Moreira Garcia Castro and intends to major in international business.His hobbies include surfing the internet and watching television shows, his favorite being F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Ivan’s career goals are to play professional tennis after graduating.
Ivan Castro preparing to return a deep shot from his opponent
Ivan anxiously awaiting the serve
Career Stats: Singles: 2-7 Doubles: 1-2
Erik Cederwall Freshman •HS Stockholm, Sweden Fall 2011 (Freshman): In his first fall tournament season with the Tigers, Erik posted a season signles record of 2-7 and a doubles record of 1-2. Both of Cederwall’s singles victories were at the 2011 USTA/ITA Division I Southwest Regional Championships in late October. Both of these victories also happened to be in straight sets. On October 21st, Erik faced UC Irvine’s Shuhei Shibahara and proved victorious with a final score of 6-2, 7-5; and on October 22nd, Cederwall defeated Cal Poly’s Sebastian Bell with a cool 6-4, 6-2. Personal: Erik was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the son of Bo and Virika Cederwall and has three siblings; older sister Johanna, younger sister Emma, and younger brother Wilhelm. Erik currently holds a national ranking back home of 123 and other accomplishments of his include advancing to the quarterfinals of several national tournaments in singles and semifinals in doubles. At Pacific Erik plans to major in International Business and his career plans include launching KTV in Sweden.
Erik Cederwall Preparing to serve
Cederwall serving right down the middle
Career Stats: Singles: 12-15 Doubles: 10-14
Alex Golding Junior â€˘1L London, England Fall 2011 (Junior): In his first fall tournament season with the Tigers, Golding compiled a singles record of 2-3 and a doubles record of 1-2. Highlights from the fall season include, two of his matches at the Battle of the Bay Classic that were held in San Francisco, California. Both of these matches were against products of University of San Francisco in which Golding defeated his opponents in straight sets. On October 13th, Golding defeated William Schumacher 6-4, 6-2; and on October 15th, Alex defeated Germain Bahri 6-4, 6-2. Spring 2011 (Sophomore): In his first season with the Tigers, Alex compiled a season record of 10-12 in singles and 9-12 in doubles. Some notable victories Alex earned include his match against Zach Jiganti of No. 68 University of San Francisco in straight sets 6-0, 6-2; and his big three set win at the Big West Championships when Alex defeated No. 45 Marco Comuzzo of Cal Poly with a final score of 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (3). At the conclusion of the season, Alex was selected to be on the Second All Conference Doubles Team along with partner Ivan Castro. Personal:Alex was born in Houston, Texas and was raised in London, England. Alex was recognized as a most valuable player in high school, and received the Academic and Athletic Award. Alex was also in the Top 10 in the UK in the U18 division. Alex has also had a record of 5-2 for the Mountain West Conference; and was a Mountain Region Doubles Champion in 2009. That year, Alex also qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships. Alex is the son of Terry and Lisa Golding and has three siblings. Alex is a business major and is currently undecided as to his career plans. Alexâ€™s hobbies include sleeping, playing other sports, and going out.
Alex Golding preparing to rip a cross-court return
Instructing at Campus Kidsâ€™ Day
Career Stats: Singles: 1-4 Doubles: 3-3
Valentim Goncalves Jr. Freshman •HS Curitiba, Brazil Fall 2011 (Freshman): In his first season with the Tigers, Valentim earned a fall season record of 1-4 in singles and 3-3 in doubles. A highlight from the fall tournament season includes Valentim’s match at the Gael Classic in which he defeated opponent Steven Dawson of Saint Mary’s College in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Personal: Valentim was born in Curitiba, Brazil. He is the son of Valentim and Regina Goncalves and has two siblings; older sister Jessica and younger brother Paulo. Before joining theTigers, Valentim was a state tennis champion for several years, and he cracked the top 7 in the Brazilian tennis ranks in 2008; and in 2010 Valentim was the Interclubs State Champion and the Brazilian Federdation Cup Finalist. Valentim is a business and economics major, and after graduation, he plans to join the professional tennis circuit. His hobbies include playing sports, traveling, and watching movies.
Valentim Goncalves Jr. sets up for a deep return
Valentim preparing for a volley
Career Stats: Singles: 0-0 Doubles: 0-0
Jainendra Grewal Freshman â€˘HS Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Personal: Jainendra was born in New Delhi, India and was raised in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Jai is the son of Jaivir and Darshan Grewal and has one older sibling Jaya who is 25. Jainendra is a business administration major with a concentration in economics. he is currently undecided as to his career plans, but hopes to own his own company after graduating. His hobbies include playing tennis, watching movies, relaxing with friends, body boarding and listening to house music. Jainendra joined the Pacific Tigers in the Spring 2012 season.
Jainendra Grewal executing a forehand return
Jai with an aggressive backhand return.
Career Stats: Singles: 1-6 Doubles: 3-3
Alex Hamilton Freshman •HS Waikato, New Zealand Fall 2011 (Freshman): Alex joimed the Pacific Tigers in the fall tournament season. In his first season with the Tigers, Hamilton posted a singles record of 1-6 and a doubles record of 3-3. Alex started the season off strong with a victory against California product Tommie Murphy at the Bulldog Classic on September 18th. Alex defeated Murphy in straight sets with a final match score of 6-1, 6-4. Personal: Alex was born in Perth, Australia but his hometown is waikato, New Zealand. He is the son of David and Debbie Hamilton and has two younger siblings, Amelia and Luke. Some of Alex’s tennis accomplishments include being a junior champion in 2007, a senior champion as well as his team’s tennis captain in 2009 and 2010. Alex also competed in a super 8 final filling in the No. 1 position and proved victorious. Alex also participated in badminton and rugby in high school. At Pacific, he plans to major in business and finance but is undecided about his career plans. Alex’s hobbies include playing tennis, going out, hanging out with friends, and watching movies.
Alex Hamilton crouches while partner Ben Mirkin prepares to serve
Alex Hamilton unleashing a serve against his opponent
Career Stats: Singles: 24-15 Doubles: 16-14
Tomasz Krzyszkowski Senior •1L Sopot, Poland Fall 2011 (Senior): In his final fall tournament season with the Tigers, Tomasz earned a season singles record of 5-2 and a doubles record of 3-2. A notable victory for the fall season was on October 20th when Krzyszkowski defeated Alex Brigham of UCLA at the 2011 USTA/ITA Division I Southwest Regional Championships in a brutal three-set battle which resulted in a final match score of 2-6, 6-3. 6-2. Spring 2011 (Junior): At the conclusion of the spring season Tomasz had compiled a season career of 19-13 in singles and 13-12 in doubles in the No. 2 and 3 positions. Some of Krzyszkowski’s accomplishments for the spring season included his victory in the No. 2 position against Lucas Tirelli of Saint Mary’s College in three brutal sets 0-6, 7-6 (4), 10-6, and his victory against No. 45 Cal Poly’s Alexander Sonesson in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. Tomasz was also selected to be on the Second All Conference team for his singles play and he received honorable mention for doubles. Fall 2010 (Junior): In his first season with the Tigers Tomasz compiled a fall tournament season record of 8-3 in singles and 2-3 in doubles with partner Artem Gramma. Some of Tomasz’s notable victories for the fall season included his three set battle against Saint Mary’s College product Lucas Tirelli 6-3, 4-6 (12), his straight set win against Stephen Stege of No. 49 UC Irvine 6-0, 6-1, and his victory against No. 70 University of Oregon product Sho Higuchi 6-1, 6-1. Personal:Tomasz was born in Sopot, Poland. He has been recognized as being ranked 8th in Poland in the openseniors division, and received the silver medal in the 2009 Championship of Poland, before the age of 21. His most memorable match was played in 2007 when he won his first ATP point. He is the son of Renata and Tadensz Krzyszkowski and has three step siblings, twin brothers and one sister. Tomasz is a physical education major and has a career goal of someday owning his own tennis club. His hobbies include playing sports, traveling and watching movies.
Tomasz Krzyszkowski crouches low and waits for his partner to serve
Tomasz rips a forehand down the line at the Big West Championships
Career Stats: Singles: 2-5 Doubles: 0-2
Ben Mirkin Freshman •HS Wilmette, Illinois Fall 2011 (Freshman): After joining the Tigers, Ben competed in his first fall tournament season with Pacific and compiled a season singles record of 2-5 and a doubles record of 0-2. A notable victory from his first season with the Tigers took place on October 21st at the 2011 USTA/ITA Division I Southwest Regional Championships when Ben defeated UC Santa Barbara’s Max Glenn in straight sets to earn a final match score of 6-3, 6-4. Personal: Ben was born in Evanston, Illinois and was raised in Wilmette, Illinois. Ben is the son of Chad and Beth Mirkin and has two younger sisters, Sarah and Rachel. Mirkin has also been recognized as the 2007 All State Champion and his most memorable high school experience was when he won his first national tournament. At present, Ben has not declared a major. After graduating, Ben’s career plans include playing professional tennis. Ben’s hobbies include watching television, and playing sports.
Ben Mirkin slices a forehand return to keep his opponent on their toes
Ben unleashes a topspin forehand
Career Stats: Singles: 0-0 Doubles: 0-0
Denis Stolyarov Freshman â€˘HS Moscow, Russia Fall 2011 (Freshman): Denis did not compete in the fall tournament season with the Tigers. Personal: Denis was born in Moscow, Russia. He is the son of Sergey and Natalia Stolyarov and has a younger sister, Anna. He is a business major and after graduating he hopes to join the professional tennis circuit.
Season Recaps 2011
Season Recap Spring 2011 The spring season brought about a great deal of change for the Men’s Tennis Program at Pacific. The Tigers started the season off with an impact, raising the standard for the Big West Conference. Pacific faced fierce competition from their opponents, but made their debut in the national rankings early on in the season after facing University of San Francisco. The team comprised of 8 men rose to the occasion and answered the challenge of their opponents with ease and a game-winning strategy that propelled them to the final round of the Big West Championships. They unfortunately came up short of the win, however, the Director of Tennis and Head Men’s Tennis Coach Ryan Redondo is optimistic and has confidence that the Tigers will make an even greater impact in the spring 2012 season. The Spring 2011 team consisted of Artem Gramma, Tomasz Krzyszkowski, Ivan Castro, Lance Dugan, Angus Thomson, Alex Golding, and Fernando Ristow. During the Spring season, Pacific made its way onto the national ranks coming in at No. 74. The Tigers then produced results during Coach Redondo’s first season with the Tigers and completed the season with a final record of 11-10 and a conference record of 3-2.
Fall Season Recap 2011 This past tournament season, the Tigers signed several new players after having lost four from the previous season. The new additions included, Ben Mirkin, Erik Cederwall, Valentim Goncalvez Jr., Alex Hamilton, Hong Pei Lu, and Denis Stolyarov. Pacific competed in four fall season tournaments. The Tigers advanced through the fall tournament season and gained a great deal of experience in preparation for the spring conference season. In the fall, the Tigers competed in the following tournaments: Fresno State Bulldog Classic, Battle of the Bay Classic, ITA Southwest Regional Championships, and the Saint Mary’s Classic.
Big West Conference Results 2010-11 2011 MENâ€™S STANDINGS (as of May 13, 2011) BIG WEST GAMES ALL GAMES W L PCT UC Irvine (*^$1) 5 0 1.000 Cal Poly (2$) 4 1 .800 Pacific (3) 3 2 .600 UC Santa Barbara (4) 2 3 .400 UC Riverside (5) 1 4 .200 UC Davis (6) 0 5 .000 * Regular season champion ^ Tournament champion $ NCAA Tournament ( ) Big West Tournament seed
Big West All Conference Team Selections FIRST TEAM - SINGLES Andre Dome So. Cal Poly Sam Gould Jr. UC Irvine Artem Gramma Sr. Pacific Chris Kearney Jr. UC Irvine Alex Konigsfeldt Sr. UC Santa Barbara Nick Lopez Sr. UC Davis Benjamin Recknagel So. UC Santa Barbara SECOND TEAM - SINGLES Ivan Castro Jr. Pacific Quoc Doan Sr. UC Riverside Mathieu Forget Jr. UC Santa Barbara Tomasz Krzyszkowski Jr. Pacific Fabian Matthews Jr. UC Irvine Fernando Ristow Sr. Pacific HONORABLE MENTION - SINGLES Jordan Bridge So. Cal Poly Ryan Cheung Fr. UC Irvine Marco Comuzzo Fr. Cal Poly Steven Henderson Jr. UC Irvine Brian McPhee Jr. Cal Poly
W 19 14 13 10 3 5
L 8 7 11 15 19 13
PCT .704 .667 .542 .400 .136 .278
H 10-2 3-2 5-3 6-3 2-7 4-5
A 5-4 6-3 5-6 1-10 0-7 0-6
N 4-2 5-2 3-2 3-2 1-5 1-2
FIRST TEAM - DOUBLES Andre Dome/Alexander Sonesson Cal Poly Nick Lopez/Connor Coates UC Davis Chris Kearney/Stephen Stege UC Irvine Alex Konigsfeldt/Taylor Chavez-Goggin UC Santa Barbara SECOND TEAM - DOUBLES Jordan Bridge/Marco Comuzzo Cal Poly Fabian Matthews/Ryan Cheung UC Irvine Sam Gould/Steven Henderson UC Irvine Ivan Castro/Alex Golding Pacific HONORABLE MENTION - DOUBLES Artem Gramma/Tomasz Krzyszkowski Pacific 2011 BIG WEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR Chris Kearney, UC Irvine 2011 BIG WEST COACH OF THE YEAR Trevor Kronemann, UC Irvine 2011 BIG WEST CO-FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR Marco Comuzzo, Cal Poly Ryan Cheung, UC Irvin
All Time Roster
NAME YEARS Tobias Abrahamsson 2000-01 Tyler Black 2002-05 Maros Blaha 2006-07 Erik Cederwall 2011-present Stephen Conchling 2002-05 Renan Delsin 2007-10 Lance Dugan 2011-11 Dan Duong 2004-05 Michael Duong 2002-04 Ahad Ebrahim 2003-07 Spencer Enomoto 1997-00 David Evans 1998-99 Alexander Fielder 1998-01 Ivan Garcia Castro 2010-presemt Alex Golding 2011-presemt Valentim Goncalves Jr. 2011-present David Gonzalez 2007-08 Artem Gramma 2007-11 Jainendra Grewal 2012-present Thomas Guilloteau 1999-00 Jason Hall 2000-04 Wes Hall 2000-04 Alex Hamilton 2011-present Dietrich Haug 1999-02 Junaid Hossain 2001-02 Jonas Jegers 2001-02 Fredrik Jeppsson 2001-02 Neil Kadota 1999-02 Austin Kakar 2004-08 Christian Kauth 1999-00 Bryce Kawabe 2000-01 Alan Kelly 2004-07 Gernot Kerschbaumer 2000-02 Ryan Kim 2008-09
NAME YEARS Tim Koniarski 2005-06 Tomasz Krzyszkowski 2010-present Vincent Kubler 2002-03 Christian Kuehne 2008-09 Maxime Lacroix 2001-03 Niklas Larsson 1999-00 Larhn Laurens-Davitt 1998-99 Claes Lindholm 2000-01 Lennard Maack 2003-04 Ben Mirkin 2011-present Chase Oliphant 2006-10 Ole Olsen 1997-98 Niclas Otte 2001-05 Karl-Erik Paaro 2009-10 Rishi Patel 1997-99 Christian Peintner 1998-00 Robert Price 2003-08 Greg Rietsch 1999-02 Fernando Ristow 2009-11 Brian Sherwood 1997-01 Arnar Sigurdsson 2002-06 Moritz Starke 2006-09 Denis Stolyarov 2011-present Peter Szczepanski 1997-99 Angus Thomson 2011-11 Pedro Toledo 2007-08 Kengo Usui 1997-99 Brian Van Wagner 2006-10 Vegerd Veskimagi 2006-10 Jorgen Vestli 2004-06 Garrett Wyatt 2002-03 Blandon Yee 1997-98 Vladamir Zdravkovic 2004-07
* All Current players are in ORANGE
Pacific Records Most Career Wins 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Arnar Sigurdsson Niclas Otte Dietrich Haug Artem Gramma Vladimir Zdravkovic Moritz Starke Alexander Fiedler Lennart Maack Jorgen Vestli Maxime Lacroix
175 124 117 114 110 107 88 73 65 62
Singles Most Career Singles Wins 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Arnar Sigurdsson Dietrich Haug Artem Gramma Niclas Otte Moritz Starke Alexander Fiedler Maxime Lacroix Vladimir Zdravkovic Michael Duong Ivan Castro Lennart Maack
98 71 71 65 60 53 52 47 38 37 37
Most Singles Wins in a Season
1. 2. 3. 6. 7. 9. 10.
Arnar Sigurdsson Arnar Sigurdsson Lennart Maack Michael Duong Claes Lindholm Vincent Kubler Niclas Otte Tobias Abrahamsson Maxime Lacroix Dietrich Haug Dietrich Haug
34 29 26 26 26 24 22 22 21 20 20
2004-05 2003-04 2003-04 2002-03 2000-01 2002-03 2002-03 2000-01 2002-03 2000-01 1999-00
Highest Career Winning Pct.
(Minimum 25 matches) 1. Arnar Sigurdsson 98-27 2. Claes Lindholm 26-8 3. Vincent Kubler 24-9 4. Jorgen Vestli 32-13 5. Lennart Maack 37-16 6. Moritz Starke 46-20 7. Michael Duong 38-18 8. Tobias Abrahamsson 35-17 9. Dietrich Haug 71-37 10. Maxime Lacroix 52-28 Kengo Usui 26-14
.784 .765 .727 .711 .698 .689 .679 .673 .657 .650 .650
Highest Singles Winning Pct. in a Season (Minimum 15 matches) 1. Arnar Sigurdsson 2. Thomas Guilloteau 3. Arnar Sigurdsson 4. Jorgen Vestli 5. Maxime Lacroix 6. Lennart Maack 7. Claes Lindholm 7. Kengo Usui 9. Michael Duong 10. Alexander Fiedler Artem Gramma
34-4 17-3 29-6 17-4 21-5 26-7 26-8 13-4 26-9 17-6
.895 .850 .829 .810 .808 .788 .765 .765 .743 .739
04-05 99-00 03-04 04-05 02-03 03-04 00-01 98-99 02-03 98-99
Administation Vice President of External Relations & Athletics
Dr. Ted Leland, the Vice President for External Relations and Athletics, took over as the athletic director of Pacific Athletics on July 1, 2011. Beginning his second stint as the director, Leland will oversee Pacific Athletics for a two year period while overseeing the implementation of Pacific’s new strategic plan for Intercollegiate Athletics-a plan that he and and former athletic director Lynn King created while working together over the previous year. In addition to his duties in the athletic department, Leland will retain his status as vice president for external relations. At the end of the two-year period, Leland will resume full-time duties as vice president for External Relations and conduct a search for a new athletics director. Leland last ran Pacific’s athletic department from 1989-91 before moving on to Stanford where he was the athletic director until 2005. During his 14 years at Stanford, Dr. Ted Leland not only led the Stanford Athletic Department to unprecedented success both on and off the playing field, but earned a reputation as one of the nation’s top athletic administrators. Leland was named The Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics at Stanford University on June 7, 1991, and has been the guiding force in leading an athletics program that was voted as “the most admired collegiate athletic program in the nation.” During his tenure, Stanford won the prestigious Directors’ Cup, emblematic of the top athletic program in the nation, for the last 11 years and the Cardinal won more NCAA championships than any other school in the nation. Under Leland’s stewardship, Stanford’s athletic program enjoyed tremendous success in fund raising and athletic facilities were vastly improved. From 1991-2005, Stanford won 50 national team championships and 173 conference championships, including an NCAA record six national titles in 1996-97. Cardinal teams consistently competed for the national championship in virtually every sport every year. In 2004-05 alone, Stanford had 26 programs finish in the Top 25 nationally, including 10 in the Top 5 and 16 in the Top 10. In the area of fundraising, the Athletic Department raised over $270 million in private donations, and its assets and endowments grew from $52 million to $374.9 million during Leland’s tenure. In addition, approximately $185 million in new or renovated athletic facilities were completed and funded. Leland’s peers and colleagues have honored him on several occasions. He was presented the Dick Enberg Award by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) in 2004. The award is presented to “a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America programs and/or student-athletes while promoting the values of education and academics.” In 2000-01, Leland was honored by NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) and the Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal as the Athletic Director of the Year. The award recognized an Athletic Director for demonstration of commitment to higher education and student-athletes, continuous teamwork, loyalty and excellence, and the ability to inspire individuals or groups to higher levels of accomplishments. In 2008, he was elected into the organization’s hall of fame. Leland has served on numerous national committees throughout his career. He is currently a member of the University of the Pacific Board of Regents and the Board of Directors of Opportunities Industrialization Center West (a non-profit community-based job training center on the Menlo Park-East Palo Alto border). He has been a member of the Division I NCAA Committee on Infractions and the NACDA Executive Committee, and has served on various other Pac-10 and NCAA committees. In June of 2002, Leland was named a co-chairman of the United States Secretary of Education’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. The 15-member panel examined ways of strengthening enforcement of Title IX and expanding opportunities to ensure fairness for all college athletes. Leland served a two-year term as the Chairman of the NCAA Management Council. He was a member of the Management Council for eight years. After serving as Stanford’s Director of Athletics for 12 years, Leland was granted a “Special Research Leave” from his post in the spring of 2003. During an 11-week absence, Leland was a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution on campus, conducted research on a book, and wrote and delivered several speeches on national issues related to intercollegiate athletics. In addition to Stanford and Pacific, Leland was also the athletic director at Dartmouth College from 198389. His other career stops have included Northwestern University, where he was a Senior Associate Athletic Director from 1981-83 and the University of Houston as an Assistant Athletic Director from 1979-81. He was an assistant football coach and instructor of physical education at Stanford in 1978-79. Leland grew up in Northern California, graduated from Hayward High School and later attended Chabot College. He earned both his Bachelor’s (1970) and Master’s (1972) degrees from the University of the Pacific, prior to adding a Ph.D. from Stanford in 1982 in education/sports psychology. While an undergraduate at Pacific, Leland earned First Team All-PCAA football honors as a defensive end in 1969. He later coached football at Pacific, Stanford and East Tennessee State. In addition to his work in athletic administration, Leland has held the position of “adjunct professor” at Dartmouth College, Pacific and Stanford, teaching courses in Sports Psychology and the Philosophy of Sport. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. Leland and his wife, Stefanie, have two children: Amanda and Bo.
Mike Dalgety Assistant A.D. / Internal Affairs
Tim DiCKSON Assistant A.D. / Major Gifts
JIM DUGONI Associate A.D. / Development
Senior Women’s Administrator Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services & Compliance
In her seventh year at Pacific, Holly Trexler is the Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services and Compliance. She became Pacific’s Senior Women’s Administrator in September of 2008. Among her duties, Trexler oversees compliance, academic support, student services, the Pacific Student Athlete Council (PSAC) as well as the CHAMPS/Life Skills program. In addition, Trexler is currently serving on the NCAA Leadership Selection Committee. Before coming to Pacific, Trexler was the assistant athletic director for academic support/life skills coordinator at Quinnipiac University from 2002-05. At Quinnipiac, she monitored the academic progress and eligibility status of all student-athletes, in addition to overseeing academic programming and support services. Trexler was also responsible for the CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Prior to her time at Quinnipiac, Trexler spent the previous three years as assistant athletic director for eligibility and student services/senior woman administrator at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C. Her duties at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference school included the monitoring of academic records and eligibility status of 300 student-athletes. She also oversaw the academic programming and support services. From 1993 to 1999, Trexler worked at the University of Kansas as a strategic learning assistant and Mentor. In her position, she developed learning strategies for at-risk student-athletes and assisted with subject matter and overall academic development. Trexler holds three degrees from the University of Kansas. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and African-American studies in 1995. She was awarded her Juris Doctorate from the Kansas School of Law in 1998. A year later, in 1999, she finished her master’s in education.
Georgia Kovich-Lee Director / Marketing & Promotions
Chris Lynn Assistant A.D. / Annual Giving
Mike Millerick Assistant A.D. / Communications
Pamela A. Eibeck University President
Pamela A. Eibeck became the 24th President of University of the Pacific on July 1, 2009. She is Pacific’s sixth President since the University moved to Stockton in 1924 and the first woman to hold the office. Her Presidency follows a distinguished career as a researcher, teacher, educational reformer, and university administrator. Prior to joining Pacific, Eibeck was dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech—one of the nation’s largest engineering colleges with 4,400 students, 156 faculty and five research centers. There, she was responsible for eight academic departments, 33 degree programs and a $55 million budget. An active fundraiser, Eibeck helped build an endowment of $57 million and doubled the number of endowed chairs. Eibeck takes the helm at a University with strong enrollments and finances, and the best incoming student academic profile in its history. With a record number of applications for Fall 2009, university enrollment is expected to remain steady at around 6,250 with a 20-point jump in the average admitted freshmen SAT score to 1200. Construction continues on two major buildings: the $7.5 million Janssen-Lagorio Multipurpose Gymnasium and the $10 million John T. Chambers Technology Center, and the last fiscal year closed with a surplus for the 13th consecutive year. While spending time to get know Pacific in her first year, Eibeck has committed to building on these strengths by continuing to enhance educational quality, build national visibility, and deepen the University’s involvement in community engagement. Eibeck received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering between 1979 and 1986 from Stanford University. She joined the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned tenure and served from 1985 to 1995. In 1995, she became a professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Northern Arizona University, where she later served as director of the honors program and then vice provost for undergraduate studies. In 2004, Eibeck was named dean of the college of engineering at Texas Tech. An expert in heat transfer, Eibeck conducted experimental research related to electronics cooling and thermal tiles used by NASA on the space shuttles. Her later work focused on engineering educational reform, including early use of multimedia in the classroom, curriculum development and, most recently, ways to attract young people and women to the profession. She has authored or co-authored nearly 50 articles and papers. Eibeck became a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2008. She received the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Society of Women Engineers in 1996 and the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award in 1999. Eibeck is married to William D. Jeffery, a law professor and a native of California. They have four children. Sons Andrew and Kevin live in the Bay Area. Daughter Katherine attends the University of Southern California. Their youngest son, Will, attends Santa Clara University.
Founded in 1851 as the first chartered university in California, University of the Pacific continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the finest academic institutions in the West. The main Stockton campus, with its expansive lawns and brick-and-ivy architecture, much like many renowned universities in the East, is highly regarded as one of the most picturesque college campuses in the West. The only private school in the Big West Conference, Pacific offers a diversity of programs that would normally be associated with a much larger university. Personal attention and small class sizes have become Pacific trademarks and help attract students from many U.S. states and foreign countries. Pacific provides its 6,235 scholars a student-to-faculty ratio of less than 13-to-1. Pacific is comprised of 11 schools and colleges on three campuses, offering students the distinctive advantage of nearby resources. Two professional schools complement the Stockton campus: the School of Dentistry in San Francisco and the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. The Stockton campus features the central liberal arts division, College of the Pacific and schools of music, engineering, education, pharmacy, business & public administration, international studies, the Graduate School and University College. Pacific students are represented on many policy-making committees, and the Associated Students (ASUOP) play an active role in campus life through social and cultural programs. The Stockton metropolitan area, with a population of over 280,000, is nestled conveniently in the San Joaquin Valley between San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Pacific offers its students a proximity to many exciting places including Monterey/Carmel, Lake Tahoe, the northern California wine country, and Yosemite National Park. It is adjacent to over 1,000 miles of waterways, making it the largest inland seaport in the state. THE PACIFIC EXPERIENCE • Over 80 major fields from which to choose, yet an average class size of under 20, even in the freshman year. • NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics as well as numerous club and intramural sports. • Exposure to a wide range of knowledge through the General Education program, and hundreds of opportunities for gaining “handson” experience in a chosen field. • A strong liberal arts tradition within key academic units including business, conservatory, education, engineering, international studies, and pharmacy.
• An intercultural perspective that prepares students for working in an increasingly diverse and international society. • Students sit on many decision-making committees of the University to ensure that the voice of the students is heard. • A New England-like campus in northern California. • With more than 6,000 students enrolled, Pacific is one of the smallest universities to be ranked among the top 100 national universities, both by US News & World Report and the The Washington Monthly College Guide.
The University of the Pacific's mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education and preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. The first chartered institution of higher education in the State of California, the University of the Pacific is a mid-sized independent, comprehensive university offering a wide choice of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs in Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Pacific is an outstanding blend of the advantages of the diverse programs of a major university and the broad, highly personalized learning of the selective liberal arts college. We accomplish our mission through highly personalized programs delivered in a caring, supportive, and attractive environment. We seek to develop and strengthen self-confidence, initiative, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and an enthusiasm for learning. Central to our mission is the dedication of our faculty and staff to excellence in teaching and advising. We encourage and support research, scholarship and creative activity as complements to our fundamental mission of teaching. Our mission dictates a commitment to leadership development, global awareness, community involvement and opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing practical experiences to complement classroom learning. Highly interactive student-faculty relations and a broad array of co-curricular activities that help to develop students' abilities are hallmarks of learning at the University of the Pacific. How old is Pacific? We became California’s first chartered institution of higher education in 1851. We were also the first co-ed university (the first graduating class had five men and five women). We celebrated our sesquicentennial year in 2001. What type of university is Pacific? Pacific is a comprehensive university with three campuses and eleven schools and colleges. Eight of our schools and colleges provide undergraduate education on the Stockton campus, including a college of liberal arts and sciences (College of the Pacific), six professional schools and an adult re-entry division. The Stockton campus also has a graduate school. The other two campuses are the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento and the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
Is Pacific a religious or church-related university? No. Pacific was founded by and is affiliated with the Methodist Church. We do have a chapel, a full-time chaplain, a number of religious-oriented clubs, and a Department of Religious Studies, but we are not a “religious” university where students are required to attend chapel or to take religion classes. Any or all of the above are available to students who are interested, but participation in such activities is completely voluntary. Is Pacific accredited? Pacific is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and many academic programs have additional accreditation by appropriate professional organizations.
University of the Pacific •
13:1 student to faculty ratio
Average class size is 20 students, and 75% have fewer than 30 students
444 highly qualified faculty members on three campuses; 92% hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field
Black, non-Hispanic 3%
Am Ind/Alaskan Native 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 34%
White, non-Hispanic 36%
Ethnicity unknown 6%
to attain a 3.2 grade point average over one semester to earn the accolade. Pacific attributes its success in the classroom to two primary factors. First, Pacific recruits only student-athletes who it believes can succeed at the University and who have a sincere commitment to a higher education. Second, it provides outstanding support services to students. An integral resource of support is a faculty committed to helping students obtain an education and to graduate, and who often tutor student-athletes one-on-one. Pacific intercollegiate athletics has a comprehensive academic achievement program for its student-athletes, including counseling, tutoring, monitoring services, leadership and life skills training, computer resources, and a set of standards and procedures outlined in the student-athlete handbook. Supervised study periods are provided, and a
Academics are Number One at the University of the Pacific, and Pacific is proud of its student-athletes’ performances in the classroom. In addition to having some truly outstanding individual scholar-athletes, Pacific currently boasts a graduation rate of over 96 percent for all recruited studentathletes who exhaust their athletic eligibility. During the spring semester of 2011, Pacific student-athletes posted a combined grade point average of 3.0. Pacific is annually represented on Big West Academic All-Conference teams, Academic All-America teams, and boasts NCAA Post-Graduate Scholars in several sports. For the 2010-11 academic year, Pacific honored 104 Big West Conference Scholar-Athletes. In order to qualify for the distinction, student-athletes must record a 3.0 grade point average over their two most recently completed semesters. Freshmen are required
2010-11 Academic Award Count
Academic All-Americans..................................................... 1 Big West Academic All-Conference Team......................... 30
Big West Scholar Athletes of the Year 2010-11
JENIFER WIDJAJA (Sr.) Women’s Tennis (Business administration • Sao Roque, Brazil)
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic Team............23 Big West Scholar-Athletes of the Year................................ 2 Big West Conference Scholar-Athletes........................... 104 Pacific Scholar-Athletes.................................................. 144 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Academic Team........ 9
ARTEM GRAMMA (Sr.) Men’s Tennis (Business Administration • Krivoj Roj, Ukraine) Academic All-America teams are voted upon annually by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). District VIII encompasses all universities within the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and British Columbia.
Academics system of grade checks is in place to identify problem areas and ensure immediate attention. At Pacific, the â€œfour-yearâ€? degree is no myth. Faculty and counseling resources help keep student-athletes at Pacific on track to graduate in four years. Located in the heart of the Pacific Intercollegiate Athletics Center, the Pacific Student-Athlete Resource Center, includes state-of-the-art computer facilities and is used exclusively by student-athletes. A special opportunity exists for student-athlete participation at Pacific with the Pacific Student-Athlete Council. The council is comprised of elected student-athlete representatives from each Division I team. The council sponsors a variety of activities throughout the year for Pacific studentathletes and youth in the community. To be a student-athlete at University of the Pacific is truly a unique experience. One can compete athletically at the NCAA Division I level with the best in the nation and, at the same time, have an outstanding educational experience with a dedicated faculty. University of the Pacific ... the best of both worlds!
Scott Boras (1977, 1982 (JD))
NOTABLE PACIFIC ALUMNI: Mike Merriweather (1982)
DELL DEMPS (1992, 1998)
TED LELAND (1970, 1972)
Dave Brubeck (1942)
Pete Carroll (1973)
EDDIE LEBARON (1950)
Bradley Schumacher (1997, 2005)
Arthur A. Dugoni (1948)
HUGH JACKSON (1986)
Michael Olowokandi (1998)
ALEX SPANOS (1948)
WALT HARRIS (1967)
JENNIFER JOINES-TAMAS (2004)
TOM FLORES (1959)
Chris Isaak (1980)
Elaina Oden (1989)
Athletic Performance Tony Sandoval Director of Athletic Performance Tony Sandoval joined Pacific in April of 2007 as the assistant director before being promoted to the Director of Athletic Performance in October of 2007. He most recently served as an assistant director of strength and conditioning at Sacramento State from January 2005 through the spring of 2007. Sandoval also earned his master’s degree in sports performance in 2006 at Sacramento State. While working at Sacramento State, Sandoval also worked with UCLA on a mentorship program that allowed him to travel to Los Angeles, Calif., approximately once a month to work with Bruin athletics. Sandoval earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal State San Bernardino in December of 2004 in exercise science. During his undergraduate studies, Sandoval also served as the boxing coach and the boxing strength and conditioning coach for the city of Chino, Calif.
Strength and conditioning is an integral part of any student-athlete’s life. At Pacific, new facilities combined with a dedicated staff work toward success on the playing field for Tiger student-athletes. “Strength and conditioning are critical to maximal athletic performance,” Pacific Athletic Director Lynn King said. “The University of the Pacific is proud of its Athletic Performance Center and staffing to assist our student-athletes in this vital part of their training and development.” The multi-purpose weight training and fitness facility within the Pacific Intercollegiate Athletics Center is 4,000 square feet and includes 10 Olympic platforms, 10 racks, five bench presses, five adjustable inclines, two full racks of dumbbells, over 50 medicine balls, 35 Swiss balls, six adjustable plyometric boxes and was completed in July of 1998. The newest addition to the athletic performance facilities is a 2,000 square foot conditioning room with plyometric flooring and 20 Schwinn Spin Bikes. “The Athletic Performance staff works hand-in-hand with sport coaches to assure the student-athlete develops physical strength, endurance and agility,” King said. “This training serves as a basis for the work ethic required to reach one’s full potential.”
Marcus DorIn Asst. Director of Athletic Performance Marcus Dorin joined the Athletic Performance staff in January 2008 as the Assistant Director of Athletic Performance and is responsible for the year-round training for nine of Pacific’s athletic teams. Before coming to Pacific, Dorin spent the previous two years as the strength and conditioning coach of Butte College’s (Chico, Calif.) football, baseball, men’s basketball and softball teams. Prior to working at Butte College Dorin served as a spring training strength and conditioning intern for the Texas Rangers. Coach Dorin served as the strength and conditioning coach for seven of Chico State University’s athletic teams while he completed his master’s degree in kinesiology. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Chico State University.
Athletic Training Medical care of Pacific student-athletes begins with its athletic training staff and a fully operational Athletic Training Center. The center features the latest in injury prevention, rehabilitation, clinical diagnosis and educational research. The athletic training room is operated and staffed by the odirector of athletic training Chris Pond and assistant directors of athletic training Sam Gay and Annette Martinez. Pond, Gay and Martinez are certified athletic trainers by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and oversee treatment and medical attention given to all of Pacific’s intercollegiate sports. In his 21st year at Pacific, Pond is a 1988 graduate of Utah State, and spent two years at Arizona before arriving in Stockton. The athletic training room is also the training laboratory of Pacific’s athletic training undergraduate studies program. Pacific offers athletic training as a field of study within the University’s Department of Sport Sciences. Approximately 15 students participate annually in Pacific’s student-athlete training program. The academic needs of athletic training students are supervised by Jodi Baker (ATC), director of Pacific’s Athletic Training Education Program.
Chris Pond Director of Athletic Training
Sam Gay Assistant Director of Athletic Training
Annette Martinez Assistant Director of Athletic Training
Sara vargas Assistant Director of Athletic Training
Tiger Doctors Orthopedists Dr. Gary Alegre Dr. Steven Eager Dr. Alan Kawaguchi Dr. Edward Cahill Dr. Gary Murata Dr. Peter Salmon Dr. George Westin Jr. Dr. Roland Winter Dr. Michael Hahn Dr. Vincent Leung Dr. Anh Le Dr. Scott Bethune Dr. Eric Larson Dr. Kip Wilkins Dr. Damon Ng
General Practioner Dr. Shaukut Shah Dr. John Bylsma Radiologist Dr. Aubrey Federal Dentist Dr. Howard Chi Dr. Ray Angeli Podiatrist Dr. Bill McDonald Nurse Practioner Beth McManis
Pacific intercollegiate athletics is proud to acknowledge its team physicians as well as other medical practitioners and providers, who work in direct consultation with the athletic training staff. Their services are invaluable to the overall medical care and physical well-being of all Pacific studentathletes.
Jodi Baker Director of Athletic Training Education Programs
Chris Ludwig Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator
Jennifer O’Hara Athletic Training Intern
Jeremiah Fraser Athletic Training Graduate Assistant
Brittany Pollastro Athletic Training Graduate Assistant
Brookside Field (Field Hockey) The Pacific athletics department boasts seven facilities for its 16 Division I intercollegiate teams. All Tiger basketball and volleyball games are held in the Alex G. Spanos Center (top left), with lockerrooms located in the central athletics department.
Alex G. Spanos (Basketball & Center Volleyball)
In 2006, Pacific saw the opening of its first oncampus baseball field, Klein Family Field (bottom right). Klein Family Field is one of two on-campus facilities with stadium lights that allow for night games throughout the season. The Pacific baseball team’s home seats 2,500 and capacity grew even larger in the fall of 2008, with the addition of two new luxury boxes on the upper concourse. Pacific’s women’s soccer team competes in Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium, which was former-
Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium (Soccer)
Hal Nelson Tennis Courts & Roy and Jean Sanders Tennis Clubhouse (Tennis)
Janssen-Lagorio Gymnasium (Athletics & Recreation) Chris Kjeldsen Pool Complex (Swimming & Water Polo) ly the home of Pacific football. Stagg was built in 1950 and has undergone several renovative efforts since. The Tiger swimming and water polo teams hold their contests at Chris Kjeldsen Pool, located adjacent to the athletics department. The complex also holds lockerrooms and coachesâ€™ offices. In 2008 the pool was resurfaced with new siding to make it one of the faster pools in the Big West Conference. Pacific athletics is dedicated to providing students with top-notch facilities, and the JanssenLagorio Gymnasium is the newest addition to the Tigersâ€™ facilities. The multi-purpose practice facility was officially opened in December 2009.
Bill Simoni Field (Softball)
Field Klein Family (Baseball)
Tiger Team Capsules Pacific picked up a conference championship in softball in 2011, the Tigers’ first-ever softball title. The Tigers garnered five conference player of the year honors while taking home 71 all-conference awads. Pacific also had one Academic All-Americans and 62 Academic All-Conference Team athletes. BASEBALL – Final Record: 17-37 (9-15 Big West Conference) Notes: • Three All-Big West honorees with sophomore Dustin Torchio earning first team honors while seniors Matt Carvutto and Brian Martin each were named to the second team. • The Tigers beat three ranked teams with victories over No. 10 Cal State Fullerton, No. 13 Cal and No. 17 UC Irvine. • Senior Brian Martin finished his career second alltime in Pacific in hits and became one of four players to reach 200 career hits, 100 career RBI and 100 runs scored as a Tiger. • Senior RHP Jake Hummel earned Big West Pitcher of the Week honors for his complete-game shutout over San Francisco, while junior OF Daniel Johnston earned BWC Player of the Week honors after hitting .538 in a three-game series against UC Davis. MEN’S BASKETBALL – Final Record: 16-15 (8-8 Big West Conference) Notes: • Pacific finished fourth in the Big West during the regular season, but fell in the first round to No. 5 seed, and eventual tournament champion, UC Santa Barbara • Senior Sam Willard and sophomore Allen Huddleston each earned All-Big West Conference honors. • Willard was named All-Big West First Team, after a senior season in which he led the Big West and was 11th in the NCAA in rebounding with 10.6 rebounds per game. • Willard became the only Tiger in program history to score 1,000 points, grab 800 rebounds and nab 80 steals.
Softball - Big West Champions WOMEN’S BASKETBALL – Final Record: 9-22 (5-11 Big West Conference) Notes: • The Tigers finished seventh in the Big West to earn a bid into the Big West Championship tournament. • Pacific advanced to the semifinals of the Big West tournament for the first time in five years after posting their first win at UC Santa Barbara in 24 seasons in the quarterfinals. • Freshmen Danielle Peacon and Gena Johnson each earned All-Big West honorable mention and All-Freshmen honors for their play. Peacon also took home all-tournament honors for her performance in the championship tournament. • On Dec. 28, the Tigers hosted No. 1 UCONN, taking on the historic Huskies in front of a record 6,150 fans at the Spanos Center. CROSS COUNTRY – Final Record: Ninth of nine at Big West Championships Notes: • During the Big West Conference championships the entire team set their personal best times. • The team improved its overall time from the 2009 season by seven minutes and improved the average time by over two minutes. • Freshman Melissa Hopper and sophomore Jazmin Quiroz competed at the NCAA West Regionals to close out the year.
Golf - Pacific Invitational Champions
FIELD HOCKEYFinal Record: 2-16 (0-6 NorPac Conference West Division) Notes: • Senior Kelly Perkins and junior Amanda Spellman each earned All-NorPac Conference honors, • Spellman was selected to the All-NorPac Tournament team. GOLF – Final Record: Second of Eight at Big West Championships Notes: • Pacific earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament making their first trip to the postseason since 2001-02. • The Tigers finished seventh of 13 teams at the San Diego Regional • As a team, Pacific took home the Pacific Invitational title with a program record -23, 827 three day total. • Senior T.J. Bordeaux won the Pacific Invitational with a program record -15, 198 total. He set the program single-round record in round 2 with a -10, 61. • Senior Alex Johnson won the Fresno State Lexus Classic in a playoff and shot a -6, 210. • Four Tigers’ earned All-Big West honors at the end of the year as T.J. Bordeaux and Alex Johnson earned first team honors while Alex Edfort and Patrick Kucich earned honorable mention honors. SOCCER – Final Record: 8-8-3 (5-3-0 Big West Conference) Notes: • Pacific played one of the toughest schedules in the nation in 2010 as they played seven matches against top-25 teams. • Finishing fourth in the conference, the Tigers made the Big West tournament for the second time in three seasons, falling in the opening round, 2-1, to UC Irvine on the road. • Five Tigers earned All-Big West Conference honors, including Freshman of the Year Brittni Beeman. Senior Kylee Ah Choy earned first team honors, her secondconsecutive top honor.
Pacific vs. UConn
Tiger Team Capsules WOMEN’S SWIMMING – Final Record: Seventh of nine at MPSF Championships Notes: • Pacific finished seventh in the first MPSF Swimming Championships. • Jayme Swalin, Elena Walterman, MaryElla Randall and Shelby Bolin all earned All-MPSF honors in the pool. Swalin earned first team honors in the 1650 Free. • The Tigers placed five swimmers on the all-academic team at the conclusion of the season. MEN’S TENNIS – Final Record: 13-11 (3-2 Big West Conference) Notes: • The Tigers were ranked as high as No. 74 in February. • Pacific swept UC Davis as well as UC Riverside in the month of April. • Coach Redondo was selected as Coach for the USTA Northern California Team for the 38th annual Maze Cup. • Six Tigers were honored with Big West recognition and All- Conference Team selections.
Jenifer Widjaja SOFTBALL – Final Record: 37-19 (16-5 Big West Conference) 2011 Big West Champions Notes: • Pacific won its first ever Big West championship after posting a 16-5 record in conference play. • The Tigers made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007, earning the conference’s automatic bid while being placed in the Stanford Regional. Pacific went 0-2 at the regional falling to No. 11 Stanford (3-0) and No. 16 Nebraska (11-1). • As a team the Tigers put together a historic campaign at the plate as Pacific finished with the Big West and the program’s single-season batting record after posting a .323 average. The Tigers’ finished No. 13 nationally at the plate. • Pacific took home three major honors in the Big West as head coach Brian Kolze was named the conference’s coach of the year while sophomore Nikki Armagost was named the Player of the Year and freshman Kelsey Rodriguez was named the Freshman Player of the Year. • A Big West record seven first team all-conference slots were given to the Tigers as Nikki Armagost (pitcher & utility), Megan Hom (outfield), Nicole Matson (first base), Amy Moore (catcher), Lindsey Pierce (outfield) and Kelsey Rodriguez (designated player). • Three Tigers earned all-region honors as Nikki Armagost, Megan Hom and Kelsey Rodriguez all earned second team honors. Rodriguez became just the third freshman in program history to earn the award. MEN’S SWIMMING – Final Record: Second of three at MPSF Championships Notes: • In the inaugural season of swimming for the MPSF, the Tigers finished second at the championship tournament. • 14 swimmers earned all-conference honors at the end of the year for the Tigers with Nathan LeRoy and Roger Ward earning awards in two different events. • In addition to athletic endeavors, the Tigers placed eight swimmers on the all-academic team.
WOMEN’S TENNIS – Final Record: 9-12 (4-4 Big West Conference) Notes: • The Tigers swept the Cal State Fullerton Titans and the UC Riverside Highlanders. • Susan Te clinched the match to advance the Tigers to the semifinal round of the Big West Championships after winning her nearly five hour long singles match against UCSB product Kiersten Meehan. • Pacific advanced to the semifinal round at the Big West Championships at Indian Wells, California. • Two Tigers were selected as Big West Athletes of the week (Kateryna Nezhura and Jenifer Widjaja), one was competitor of the month for the month of April (Susan Te), and one was Big West Tennis Player of the Year (Jenifer Widjaja). MEN’S VOLLEYBALL – Final Record: 11-19 (5-17 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) Notes: • Pacific achieved its first national ranking since 2007 and finished the season ranked No. 14 in the Association (AVCA) poll. • At the end of the year two Tigers earned All-MPSF honors as freshman Javier Caceres and sophomore Taylor Hughes each earned honorable mention honors as voted upon by coaches.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL – Final Record: 19-11 (9-7 Big West Conference) Notes: • Head Coach Greg Gibbons took over the helm of the program as the seventh head coach in program history on Jan. 28, 2010. • Pacific finished fifth in the Big West after going 9-7 in conference games. • The Tigers biggest win of the season came against No. 24 Arizona when Pacific knocked off the Wildcats 3-1 at the Wolf Pack Invitational. • Pacific won the 32nd Annual Bankers Classic at home in September. Sophomore Hannah Clancy was named the tournament’s MVP. • Senior Svenja Engelhardt capped a phenomenal career with her first-ever All-Region selection, First Team All-Big West honors and finished 16th in the NCAA in kills per game. • Junior Samantha Misa and freshman Jennifer Sanders also garnered all-conference recognition at the end of the year for the Tigers. MEN’S WATER POLO – Final Record: 17-11 (4-4 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) Notes: • Pacific’s kicked off the 2010 season receiving national attention when they swept the competition at the Triton Invitational, which included wins over No. 6 LMU and No. 11 UC San Diego. • During MPSF Conference play the Tigers finished the season with a 4-4 record that included a 10-9 upset over No. 3 Stanford. • The Tigers ended the season 17-11 (4-4 MPSF) and finished seventh at the MPSF Tournament. • Three players earned all-america honors at the end of the year as Goran Tomasevic earned his second consecutive award while Balazs Erdlyi and Alex Malkis made their first appearance on the team. WOMEN’S WATER POLO – Final Record: 21-12 (2-3 Big West Conference) Notes: • Pacific finished fifth at the Big West championships after finishing the regular season fourth in the conference standings. • The Tigers picked up their second-straight 20+ win season after finishing just two wins shy of their program record set last season. • Three Tigers earned All-Big West honors at the end of the year with Dara Tawarahara picking up Pacific’s only first team award. Mandy King and Michele Relton each earned honorable mention honors. • For the second consecutive season Dara Tawarahara was named an Honorable Mention All-American at the end of the season.
The 2012 Menâ€™s Tennis media guide was constructed, compiled and edited by Victoria Lewis the Pacific office of Athletic Media Relations. Editorial assistance was also provided by Ben Laskey. Photographs were provided by Carolines Photography, Gary Jones, and Victoria Lewis. pacifictigers.com
Published on Feb 1, 2012