NEW YORK-Texas A&M true freshman men's tennis player
Harrison Adams continued to make a splash Thursday in his first U.S. Open
Junior Championships being held in New York. Adams defeated the No. 11-seed
Daniel Masur of Germany, 6-3, 6-4, in the second round played earlier on
Thursday and then came back against the No. 8-seed Kaichi Uchida and lost a
tough, hard-fought match, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in the third round Thursday evening.
"I am very proud of Harrison," Aggie head tennis coach Steve
Denton said. "He beat the 11th-seed this morning and went toe-to-toe
with a Top 10 player in Uchida of Japan. This really bodes well for him as a
rising star on the collegiate ranks representing Texas A&M. The 12th
Man is really going to enjoy watching him play."
began playing tennis at the age of three and comes from a tennis family as the
fourth of six children of Dr. Don and Cynthia Harrison. His father played at
Texas Tech and his mother played at Oklahoma Christian University. His older
brother Henson played at Oklahoma Christian University while two sisters Alex
and Samantha played at Texas Tech. Samantha is a former Texas No. 1 player who
earned All-Big 12 honors as a freshman as well as ITA Rookie of the Year
honors. Younger siblings Henry and Sarah excel in their age group as well.
a freshman at New Braunfels High School, Adams helped the team win the Texas
Team 5A State Championship and also a Mixed Doubles State championship with his
sister, Samantha. The duo would go on to win the Texas U.S. Open Qualifier in
2011, he represented the state of Texas and helped the team win the Boys 18
USTA National Team Championship going undefeated along the way. He also earned
his first ATP point at the age of 16 in his first professional futures
tournament in 2011 in Brownsville, Texas, and reached the doubles semifinals in
the 2011 Tulsa Futures as well as the doubles finals of the Niceville, Florida,
The Texas native was granted a wild card into the main draw
at the U.S Open. Most recently Adams made the Round of 16 at the USTA National
Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He also teamed with Aggie fellow freshman
Shane Vinsant to win the doubles championship at the USTA Freeman Men's Futures
Tournament in Joplin, Missouri.