Lenz Tallies Two ITA Texas Region Honors - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

Lenz Tallies Two ITA Texas Region Honors

TEMPE, Ariz. - Baylor men's tennis senior Julian Lenz was recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association with two Texas region awards Monday.

Lenz was named the region’s ITA Senior Player of the Year, after playing at the top of the singles lineup for the Bears in 2016. Lenz has been ranked in the ITA top 30 for a majority of the season, but he currently resides at No. 12 after tallying a 24-5 singles record overall and a 19-3 mark in dual-match play. Lenz is the fifth player in program history to win the award with the last coming from Patrick Pradella in 2014.

The senior is 13-5 against ranked opponents, including wins over then-No. 5 Arthur Rinderknech of Texas A&M and then-No. 18 Felipe Soares of Texas Tech.

Following the 2016 NCAA Team Championships, the Giessen, Germany, native will represent Baylor in the singles portion of the NCAA Championships on May 25-30.

Lenz, also won the ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award, after providing the Bears with a proven senior presence throughout the year in Waco. The four-time letterwinner has tallied a career 112-32 singles mark and a 93-25 career doubles record, making him the 10th player in program history to reach 100 career singles victories.

He is the fifth BU player to win the honor, joining Mark Williams (2001), Lars Poerschke (2008), John Peers (2011) and Mate Zsiga (2015).

Previously, Lenz had been recognized regionally by the ITA in 2014 as the ITA Regional Player to Watch.

Lenz is now eligible to win an ITA National award, which will be announced on May 24.

The 35th-ranked Baylor men's team will begin its NCAA Championships run with a first round match vs. No. 22 Florida State Saturday at 9 a.m. CT at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

  • Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

    Upset! Kerber 1st French Open top seed to lose in 1st round

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-05-28 16:26:56 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-05-28 16:28:00 GMT
    The French Open is set to start, and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's return to competition less than six months after being stabbed is the featured match on Day 1.More >>
    The French Open is set to start, and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's return to competition less than six months after being stabbed is the featured match on Day 1.More >>
  • Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500

    Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-05-28 16:26:41 GMT
    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-05-28 16:26:41 GMT
    One of IndyCar's all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500.More >>
    One of IndyCar's all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500.More >>
  • Baylor Men’s Golf Tied for Seventh at NCAA Championships

    Baylor Men’s Golf Tied for Seventh at NCAA Championships

    Saturday, May 27 2017 10:07 PM EDT2017-05-28 02:07:13 GMT
    Baylor men’s golf is tied for seventh place at 8-under-par 568 through two rounds at the NCAA Championships. The Bears shot 8-under 280 in Saturday’s second round, helping them climb three spots on the leaderboard. Baylor hit the course at 6:30 a.m. Saturday to complete the first round that was suspended due to darkness with two to four holes remaining for each BU player. The Bears entered the day at 5-under, but the course’s toughest hole was looming, and No. 17 to...More >>
    Baylor men’s golf is tied for seventh place at 8-under-par 568 through two rounds at the NCAA Championships. The Bears shot 8-under 280 in Saturday’s second round, helping them climb three spots on the leaderboard. Baylor hit the course at 6:30 a.m. Saturday to complete the first round that was suspended due to darkness with two to four holes remaining for each BU player. The Bears entered the day at 5-under, but the course’s toughest hole was looming, and No. 17 to...More >>
Powered by Frankly