|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...as a sophomore saw
first tournament action at USTA / ITA West Regionals in September,
winning two of four singles matches and one of three doubles
matches...defeated Wei of Pomona-Pitzer in first round before
falling to 9th seed Taylor Hunt of Redlands...paired with freshman
Daniel Morkovine in doubles...was sidelined for entire spring
season due to a leg injury.
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?: Eats cereal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner