Tennis players to compete in inaugural Oracle/ITA Master’s tournament

Senior Julian Lenz pumps his fist during his doubles match on April 12, 2014 at the Hurd Tennis Center.

Baylor tennis will be well represented in this month’s 2015 Oracle/ITA Masters tournament, as senior Julian Lenz and junior Max Tchoutakian are in the men’s draw.

Baylor women’s tennis player Kiah Generette will also be in the singles draw after she made the field as the Oracle wildcard entry.

Lenz began last season ranked No. 1 in men’s singles, but eventually ended the season at No. 4 after he went 26-9 overall (17-8 against nationally ranked opponents).

Tchoutakian received Oracle’s wildcard berth into the tournament after his performance from last season where he finished 18-12 overall (7-8 against ranked opponents).

Last season marked the Marseille, France native’s first year in Waco, where he won the Big 12’s Newcomer of the Year award for men’s singles.

Lenz and Tchoutakian will also compete together in the doubles draw of the tournament.

Last year, Lenz ended the season ranked No. 1 in doubles with teammate Diego Galeano. Lenz’s overall record was 28-4 in doubles.

Tchoutakian played in limited doubles matches last year, but finished with an unblemished record at 6-0. The two hope to continue success in men’s doubles play.

Baylor will be represented in the women’s singles draw by senior Kiah Generette. The California native will face some tough competition as the field features four top 10 ranked players and 10 that concluded 2014-15 in the top 20.

Generette went 19-10 in 2014-15 with a 14-6 dual-match record. Generette finished last season ranked No. 74. She hopes to start the season strong with a good showing in her home state.

The event will be played Sept. 18-20 at the Malibu Racquet Club in Malibu, Calif., with Pepperdine University helping to facilitate the championships and serving as an official event partner.