Former Aztec Competes In Final Grand Slam
Former San Diego State All-American and three-time letterwinner Alex Waske participated in the opening round of the U.S. Open on Aug. 29 at the National Tennis Center in New York. In what is likely Waske's final event, he and partner Dick Norman dropped the first set 6-3, but then rallied back with a 6-3 win of their own before suffering a close 7-6 (5) 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.