Pepperdine men's tennis player Edward Winter has been named the ITA Southwest Regional Rookie of the Year, marking a successful end to his freshman season.

By the Numbers
  • Winter faced off against 18 ranked opponents and secured six wins over ranked foes.
  • He was ranked as high as 23rd in the ITA singles polls and was a top-60 singles player.
Yes, But

Despite Winter's successes, it is noted that the Waves faced challenges in the NCAA Tournament, falling to #24 Auburn in the first round of the Tucson Regional.

State of Play
  • Winter helped Pepperdine secure their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
  • He also earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Singles Tournament, becoming the second Wave under coach Adam Schaechterle to compete in the singles postseason draw.
What's Next

Looking ahead, Winter's impressive performance in his freshman year sets a strong foundation for his future in collegiate tennis, with potential for further achievements and contributions to the team.

Bottom Line

Edward Winter's recognition as the ITA Southwest Regional Rookie of the Year highlights his exceptional talent and significant contributions to Pepperdine's men's tennis team, showcasing potential for a promising collegiate career in the sport.