Former Aztec Alex Waske Competes In French Open Doubles

May 31, 2012

PARIS, France - Former San Diego State All-American and three-time letterwinner Alex Waske participated in the opening round of the French Open on May 31 in Paris, France. In what could be Waske's final French Open, he and partner Michael Kohlmann won the first set 6-3, but then dropped a close 7-6 (5) decision before suffering a 6-4 setback in the deciding third set.

During his time on Montezuma Mesa, Waske recorded the second-highest singles winning percentage (.793) in Aztec history and is fifth in career singles victories with 65. He also won 27 singles matches in 1999, which places him in a tie for fourth in school history. That same season, he won at a .771 clip (27-8), good for fifth all-time.

Waske was equally impressive in doubles, posting 57 career wins in three seasons. He and Adam Webster combined to win 24 times from 1999-00, an effort that ranks them third in program history. During his tenure, he went 57-20 (.740). His total winning percentage is good for fifth on the Aztecs' all-time list.

Up next for Waske will be the Gerry Weber Open, which takes place June 11-17 in Halle, Germany. The event is a grass-court tournament that serves as a warm-up for Wimbledon. Waske also plans to participate in Wimbledon, starting on June 25, and it looks to be his last appearance in the event.