Cook Earns Entry Into U.S. Open Qualifier
Courtesy: Aggie Athletics
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Former three-time Texas A&M men’s tennis All-American Lester Cook (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) has been awarded a wild-card entry into the 2009 U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament which will be held on Aug. 25-28 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The 25-year-old is one of nine American men to receive U.S. Open qualifying wild cards. Cook, who played for the Aggies from 2002-04, was a two-time and three-time All-Big 12 Conference selection in singles and doubles respectively. He is currently ranked No. 266 in the world in singles, his highest career ranking on the ATP Tour to date. Tennis fans can follow his playing career at: www.lestercook.com.
The U.S. Open, one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, will be held from Aug. 31-Sept. 13. This will be the third consecutive year in which a Texas A&M men’s tennis player will compete at the U.S. Open as Cook competed in the qualifying rounds of singles in 2007 and current junior All-American Austin Krajicek (Brandon, Fla.) received a wild-card entry into the main draw of singles as the USTA Boys 18’s National Champion in 2008.