IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis alumnus Sem Verbeek has gotten off to a strong start in his collegiate career at University of the Pacific. Verbeek’s recent performances led to him being named the Big West Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week.
Verbeek is 3-1 in singles and 2-2 in doubles on the year. He recently won the clinching match against the University of San Francisco's Nils Skajaa. Verbeek lost the first set, but battled back for the win, 4-6, 7-6 (4).
In Big West conference play, the Pacific Tigers beat rival UC Davis 5-2. Verbeek played a big role with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Brett Bacharach in singles. In doubles play, Verbeek and his partner Daniel Alameh defeated Bacharach and George Horowtiz, 8-2.