||Friday, October 04, 1991
CAREER: Through three seasons is 61-35 in singles overall and 47-29 in duals ... Holds an overall record of 10-11 in doubles, including 7-6 in duals.
PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Went 27-17 in singles as a junior, and was 18-14 in duals ... Played between #2 and #4 in the lineup, primarily at #3 (8-8) and #4 (9-6) ... Reach as high as #49 and finished the season with an ITA singles ranking of #112 ... Tallied four wins vs. nationally ranked opponents ... Went 2-2 during the NCAA Tournament ... Reached the main draw of the ITA All-American Championships after going 3-0 in the qualification round ... Reach the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships ... Went 5-2 in doubles overall, and was 5-1 in duals ... Was 2-0 when playing with David Sofaer and 2-1 when playing alongside Hugh Clarke ... Defeated Clay Thompson of UCLA, ranked #35 at the time, at the ITA All-American Championships.
PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Went 19-10 in singles as a sophomore, and was 14-7 in duals ... Saw limited action on the doubles court and was 3-5 overall and 0-1 in duals ... Played between #4 and #6, primarily at #5 (7-7) ... Was a perfect 5-0 when playing in the #4 spot ... 2-2 versus ranked opponents ... Ended the season on a five-match singles win streak ... Recorded a three-set victory over Alberto Bautista to clinch a 4-3 team win over then-#7 Texas A&M.
PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Selected All-WCC honorable mention in singles as a freshman ... After enrolling in January, went 15-8 in singles (all duals) ... Played between #2 and #5, primarily at #4 (8-3) and #5 (6-1) ... Won all three of his singles matches at the WCC Tournament ... Ended the season with a six-match winning streak ... In doubles, went 2-4 overall (all duals).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Continental Academy in 2008 ... Also attended the City of Angels School from 2005-07 ... Though unseeded, reached the semifinals in both the boys' 18 singles and doubles events at the USTA National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich. ... Won the boys' 18 doubles title at the 2009 Southern California Junior Sectional Championships ... Ranked as high as sixth nationally among boys' 16s ... Was a member of the USTA national team in Boca Raton, Fla.
PERSONAL: Born in Yerevan, Armenia ... Son of Stepan Hovhannisyan and Lusine Hovsepyan ... His father was a standout ping pong player in the Soviet Union ... Has one sister, Shushanih ... Majoring in psychology ... Chose Pepperdine because "I liked the campus and its beautiful view of the ocean and its natural surroundings, and the tennis team is great."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing video games, going to movies and playing basketball ... Favorite pro tennis players are Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Carlos Moya ... Favorite books are The Alchemist and The Book of Five Rings ... Favorite movies are Sherlock Holmes and Avatar ... Favorite TV show is House ... Favorite food is Armenian barbecue ... Favorite sports other than tennis are soccer, basketball and UFC ... Favorite things about tennis are "being active, competing and having all the control over how you perform."