Men’s tennis to head to California, Louisiana for next events of the season

Jasmine C. Johnson

After helping Denmark advance to the Davis Cup, two-time All-American senior Søren Hess-Olesen has returned to Texas and will head to Napa Valley, California, to compete in the Napa Valley Tennis Classic.

Fellow seniors Lloyd Glasspool and Jacoby Lewis and junior Nick Naumann will join the reigning Big 12 Player of the Year in California while other Longhorns will head to Lafayette, Louisiana, to compete in the Cajun Tennis Classic.

Hess-Olesen, Glasspool and Naumann were listed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings at No. 5, No. 31 and No. 113.

The Napa Valley Tennis Classic features American top junior tennis players competing against some of the country’s top collegiate players. Following three rounds of pool play, the pool winners will compete in a single-elimination, 10-point tiebreak tournament. The winner of the tournament will receive a wildcard entry into a USTA Pro Circuit event that is yet to be determined.

Representing eighth-ranked Texas in Louisiana are senior Adrien Berkowicz, sophomore George Goldhoff, junior Michael Riechmann, who recently transferred from
Brown University, and freshman John Mee.

Goldhoff ranked No. 56 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason rankings, and Berkowicz made his debut as No. 106 in the rankings. 

Eight teams will be represented at the Cajun Tennis Classic, including fellow Big 12 teams Oklahoma State University and Texas Christian University, as well as ninth-ranked Georgia. 

Play begins Thursday at 9 a.m. and runs through Sunday.