Texas A&M All-American men’s tennis player Austin Krajicek (pronounced CRY-check) will take on Agustin Calleri of Argentina in the first round of the U.S. Open men’s singles draw tomorrow at 10 a.m. (CT).
Krajicek, a sophomore left-hander from Brandon, Fla., (but who know lives with his family in Bryan) earned a wild-card entry into the grand slam event after winning the USTA Boys 18’s National Championships title earlier this month in Kalamazoo, Mich. He will challenge No. 49-ranked Calleri on Court 4 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The winner of the match will move on to face either fifth-seeded and fifth-ranked Nikolay Davydenko of Russia or Dudi Sela of Israel in the second round.
The 2008 co-Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year and co-Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year is making his first appearance in the main draw of men’s singles competition which includes top-ranked Rafael Nadal of Spain and four-time defending U.S. Open champion Roger Federer of Switzerland. Krajicek is currently ranked No. 892 in the world and competed this summer on the USTA Futures Pro Circuit as an amateur. He is the only current college player in the 128-player draw.
Live scoring of the match can be followed at the U.S. Open website at: www.usopen.org.