COLLEGE STATION -- Former Texas A&M men’s tennis players Brett Joelson (Beaverton, Ore.) and Bryan Wooten (Houston, Texas) captured the doubles title at the Tangipahoa Men’s Pro Tennis Classic Friday in Hammond, La.
Since graduating from A&M in May of 2007, Joelson and Wooten have played consistently on the USTA Futures Pro Circuit. The Aggie duo defeated American Levar Harper-Griffith and German Sebastian Rieschick in the finals, 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-8), to claim their first career doubles title on the circuit. As wild-card entries in the draw, Joelson and Wooten upset No. 1483-ranked and fourth-seeded Travis Helgeson and Treat Huey, 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5), in the quarterfinals. Helgeson is currently an All-American at Georgia and Huey was a former All-American at Virginia. The pair also defeated New Zealander G.D. Jones and American Ryan Rowe, 6-4, 6-4, in the semifinals.
Both will compete this weekend at the Mansfield Futures pro tournament along with former player John Nallon (Garland, Texas) and current Aggie players Conor Pollock (San Antonio, Texas) and Austin Krajicek (Brandon, Fla.) who are competing as amateurs. Pollock is seeded 10th in the qualifying singles draw, while Krajicek earned a wild card entry into the main draw.
The first round of the qualifier begins tomorrow at 9 a.m. All matches played at the Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield, Texas. Last year, Krajicek advanced to the semifinals of the singles main draw, while Pollock reach the second round after picking up his first career singles victory over American Michael Rubin.
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