The top two seeds in singles and a slew of Longhorns are the main attractions on Thursday at the Greenview Development & Majestic Realty Men’s Pro Tennis Open.
Top-seeded Bernard Tomic will face Martin Breysach in the second match on Court 3 at the Texas Tennis Center. Tomic, the former top 20 player making a comeback at age 30, put on a strong showing in the first round, winning comfortably by 6-3, 6-4 over wild card Philip Henning. Breysach, a 20-year-old Baylor freshman from France, defeated qualifier Pranav Kumar, 6-4, 6-7(1), 6-4.
Second-seeded Jack Pinnington Jones, a 19-year-old from Great Britain, closed out play on Wednesday night but has an early start for the second round. He goes against Baylor junior Tadeas Paroulek in the first match on Court 5. Play starts at 11 a.m. That match will be followed by fifth-seeded Colin Markes, the former Texas national champion, taking on Alex Kuperstein. Markes and third-seeded Alexander Cozbinov are in Tomic’s half of the draw.
Texas junior Siem Woldeab, who cramped during his three-set victory on Wednesday, faces No. 6 Andres Andrade in the first match on Court 3. Former Longhorn Christian Sigsgaard of Denmark will play Lucas Renard, a 30-year-old Swede, in the first match on Court 2. Next on that court will be No. 3 Cozbinov versus veteran Darian King of Barbados.
The first match on Court 1 is qualifier Eric Hadigian against Demetris Azoides, followed by qualifier Sebastian Gorzny versus Micah Braswell, a Texas junior who defeated No. 4 seed Roberto Cid Subervi, 6-4, 3-6, 6-0.
Doubles, which took a break on Wednesday, returns for quarterfinal action. Second-seeded Trey Hilderbrand and Noah Schachter will face Paroulek and Zsombor Velcz in the third match on Court 1.
By Lindsey Plotkin /Photo by Ryan Cerna