Outlook: Jose Hernan is the highest ranked freshman in the region, ranking No. 22 following the 2001 fall season. He will compete for a spot in the starting lineup in singles and will play at the No. 1 doubles position with senior Fungai Tongoona. The duo enters the spring season ranked ninth in the region.
Other: Hernan was one of the top players in his region and age group in his native Spain. At the regional tournament last year, he was runner-up, falling to Esteban Carril, a former No. 1 singles player at nationally-ranked Texas Christian. He graduated from Paula Frassinetti in 2001.