Cook, Joelson Capture St. Vincent Tour de Paul Doubles Title


Texas_A&M_smCOLLEGE STATION, Texas Former Texas A&M men’s tennis standouts Lester Cook (Sherman Oaks, Calif.) and Brett Joelson (Portland, Ore.) recently captured the doubles title at the St. Vincent Tour de Paul USTA Pro Circuit Event in Little Rock, Ark.

The second-seeded doubles tandem, currently ranked No. 578 in the world, beat three-straight teams from Great Britain, France and Sweden, en route to a 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7) victory over Australians Brydan Klein and John Millman in the finals, 6-4, 3-6, 1-0 (7).

Cook, a three-time All-American for the Aggies from 2002-04, also competed in the main draw of singles and entered the tournament as the highest-ranked player at No. 236 in the world in the latest ATP Tour rankings. He holds four USTA Pro Circuit singles titles to date. Cook and Joelson, who competed from 2004-07, still rank among the top 25 all-time in career singles victories and top 15 in career doubles victories in the A&M record books.

Texas Fan Bus Trip Available…Texas A&M head coach Steve Denton invites Aggie Tennis fans to travel with and cheer on the men’s tennis team as they take on rival Texas for the right to the State Farm Lone Star Showdown trophy on Saturday, April 17 at 4 p.m. (CT) in Austin, Texas. The fan bus will leave the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center parking lot at 9 a.m. (CT) and return to College Station after the match. Those who are interested in making the bus trip should e-mail Texas A&M director of operations Kevin O’Shea

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