|High School:||Lake Travis HS|
On Court: Trained from age 16 at Austin Tennis Academy under Stags Tennis alum Jack Newman...played at Super Champ level in Texas USTA juniors, reaching top fifty ranking in the 18s...as a senior, led his Lake Travis HS team to the finals of the state championships and then won the doubles state championships...as a freshman made his Stags Tennis debut at USTA / ITA West Regionals in October, playing two matches with partner Bryan Mehall in doubles...appeared in three singles dual matches in the spring, all at the #4 position...partnered Mehall in his only doubles dual match...made the Stags NCAA travel squad that played the final three matches of the season in Kalamazoo, MI...earned overall marks of 2-1 in singles and 1-2 in doubles.
Tools: Babolat Pure Drive strung with Solinco Revolution at 58 lbs.
Personal: Middle of three children born south of Paris, France to parents Gesine and Thomas...older brother Phillip plays tennis for Rice University... younger sister Elena, who also plays varsity tennis at Lake Travis HS in Austin, TX...moved to Richmond, Virginia at age 2 and first played tennis at age 4...spent most of his childhood in Munich, Germany, where he also played German national team sports soccer and handball...attended a boarding school near London, England during his sophomore year and played soccer, field hockey, handball, and tennis on his school teams...then moved to Austin, Texas in his junior year to focus on tennis only...trained at the Austin Tennis Academy and played number two in singles and number one in doubles for Lake Travis High School...speaks 2.5 languages (German, English, 0.5 French), likes to relocate regularly and meet new people.
Favorite Stag: Jack Newman (founder / head coach of the Austin Tennis Academy and member of the last Stags team that won NCAAs in 1981)
Say What?: Loves to whistle (annoying lots of people, especially his brother)