Join your fellow tennis-loving friends at the Hurd Tennis Center at Baylor University from October 13-20 for a week of exciting professional tennis brought to you by the Oracle Pro Series. Admission is free for fans all week to cheer on their Baylor Bears.
The Oracle Pro Series consists of more than 25 new ATP, WTA and ITF World Tennis Tour professional tournaments to be held across the United States over the course of 2019 and 2020.
The men’s and women’s player fields are highlighted by a talented group of Baylor Bears looking to make a statement competing alongside professional tennis stars. Current members of the men’s and women’s teams who will be competing in the main draw are Matias Soto, Adrian Boitan, Mel Krywoj and Alicia Herrero Linana.
Soto, a Junior from Chile, is coming off of a successful second season with the Bears, having earned a place on the All-Big 12 singles first team and All-Big 12 tournament honors. Boitan joined the Bears in January as the reigning Romanian U18 national champion and went on to earn Big 12 Freshman of the Year. Krywoj and Linana are both entering her first year of competition with the women’s team in the Spring, having accumulated previous experience on the International Tennis Federation circuit.
Sven Lah, Ryan Dickerson, Finn Bass, Anastasia Kharitonova, Paula Barañano and Livia Kraus are set to play in qualifying. Additionally, recent graduates Juan Benitez and Jimmy Bendeck will return to their old stomping grounds to participate.
Joining the Baylor stars are other current and former NCAA stars including Collin Altamirano (Virginia), Martin Redlicki (UCLA), Jordi Arconada (TAMU), Daniel Nguyen (USC), Catherine Harrison (UCLA), Jamie Loeb (UNC), Anna Dalinina (Florida) and Jacqueline Cako (ASU).
The event will feature a Kids’ Day and Clinic on Saturday, October 19, which will bring the pros to the practice courts to share in fun and games with local youngsters.