Austin – University of Texas Men’s Tennis has signed Belgian front-runner Pierre-Yves Bailly (EEV BAY-lee) to an athletics scholarship contract (ASA), head coach Bruce Berque Announced Wednesday. He will join the program in January and join the team in spring 2022.
“We are very pleased to welcome Pierre-Yves to our team from January,” said Berque. “He is an outstanding player with considerable success at the ITF junior level. We got to know him very well during the recruitment process and we are confident that he has the work ethic, character and passion for the game that will make him a great match for ours Team.”
“I am very excited to start a new chapter in my life,” said Bailly. “I love the team in Texas and really enjoyed meeting my teammates and coaches during my visit. I can’t wait to be a part of it and start my college career at such a great school. I’m going to do my best to help the team this season and I’m really looking forward to playing college tennis. “
Born in Bilzen, Belgium, he is the best junior player in Belgium and reached the quarter-finals of the US Open Juniors and the second round of the Roland Garros Juniors in 2021. He got his first ATP point two weeks ago with a profit at the 15K Futures in Monastir, Tunisia.
Bailly has a high junior ranking of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) of No. 7 and good luck in the ITF junior circle, won the Grade 1 tournament in Villena, Spain in November 2020 and reached the Grade 1 final in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, shortly before that in October this year.