Men’s Tennis’ Tournament season continues in Waco

Drew Lieberman

The Longhorns seek to capture a regional crown when they travel to Waco to compete in the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championship starting Oct. 19.

Texas’ Daniel Whitehead won the singles draw last year, defeating Baylor’s Julian Lenz in straight sets. Lenz is currently ranked No. 38 in the country, and is one of the favorites to win the tournament this year.

Junior Soren Hess-Olesen, the No. 10 player in the country, may finally win a tournament after falling in the finals of the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, as well as in the round of 16 in the ITA All-American Championships. As a freshman, Hess-Olesen lost in the quarterfinals of the Regional Championships.

No. 93 senior Sudanwa Sitaram will attempt to win his first match of the year in an event he reached the semifinals in during spring 2013. Freshman George Goldhoff will attempt to build on a stellar collegiate debut at the ITA All-American Championships.