Longhorns advance after strong play in Waco

Drew Lieberman

Texas continued its strong play in Waco on Monday with several Longhorns advancing deep into the USTA/ITA Texas Regional Championship draw.

In the quarterfinals Shane Vinsant of Texas A&M defeated 101st-ranked junior Lloyd Glasspool in three sets (6-4,3-6,6-0). In another match 10th-ranked junior Soren Hess-Olesen and sophomore teammate Nick Naumann faced off with Hess-Olesen advancing on straight sets (6-4,6-0) to take on 56th-ranked Vinsant in the semifinals. Hess-Olesen was the tournament’s No. 1 seed but fell in the semifinals to Vinsant (6-4, 6-4).

In one doubles semifinal there was an all-Longhorn match between Glasspool and Hess-Olesen, and George Goldhoff and Jacoby Lewis. Glasspool and Hess-Olesen advanced (8-6) to take on Texas A&M’s Junior Ore and Jackson Withrow for the regional championship match Tuesday. 

Senior David Holiner fell to Tito Moreiras of Texas A&M (6-1,6-3) in the singles consolation quarterfinals while the team of Adrien Berkowicz and Sudanwa Sitaram advanced to the consolation semifinals, but fell in a walkover because of an injury.