Men's Tennis preview: Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational
Sept. 16, 2010
WHAT: Texas kicks off 2010 fall tournament play at the Racquet Club Collegiate Invitational, which features multiple men’s singles and doubles draws.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19
WHERE: The Racquet Club – Midland, Texas
On Alex Hilliard
On Chris Camillone
On Ben Chen
“Ben Chen had an excellent summer. He earned an ATP point and recorded a win over Daniel Nguyen, who has played on USC’s national championship teams the last two seasons. Ben has gained some confidence and has become much stronger. We think he’s ready to break out and show his talents.”
On Daniel Whitehead
THE 2010-11 LONGHORNS: Texas returns four regular singles starters from the 2009-10 squad that won the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles and reached the round of 16 for a fifth consecutive year at the NCAA Championships.
Senior Ed Corrie ranks No. 18 in the ITA preseason men’s singles rankings after compiling a 30-12 overall singles record and earning All-Big 12 honors last season. Corrie also ranks 24th alongside junior Jean Andersen in the ITA preseason men’s doubles rankings.
Senior Kellen Damico ranks 77th in the ITA preseason men’s singles rankings after turning in a 20-12 overall singles record a year ago. He ranks 58th alongside sophomore Chris Camillone in the ITA preseason men’s doubles rankings.
Andersen joined the Horns last spring and produced a 19-6 overall singles record, including a 15-5 record at No. 4 singles in dual-match play. Sophomore Vasko Mladenov, the 2010 ITA Texas Region Rookie Player of the Year, compiled a 26-9 overall singles record and a 16-4 mark in dual matches last season.