COLLEGE STATION, Texas-Texas A&M men's tennis coach Steve Denton announced today that Mitchell Krueger, one of the top junior tennis players in the country who had signed a national letter of intent to attend Texas A&M, has decided to turn pro.

"Congratulations to Mitchell for a great summer thus far reaching the semis of the French Open Juniors as well as Wimbledon," Denton said. "He has attained his highest world junior ranking at number five. Mitchell comes from a family of Aggies and while his decision to turn pro will keep him from playing in front of the 12th Man at the Mitchell Center, he will always be an Aggie and an important part of our family. We wish him the very best as he embarks on his professional tennis career."

Denton, a member of the ITA Hall of Fame and a former top professional tennis player, has led the Aggies to the NCAA post-season six consecutive years as Texas A&M's head coach.

Krueger, from Aledo, Texas, is the son of Myron and Marla Krueger. His father played collegiate tennis at Texas A&M under the tutelage of David Kent and graduated from Aggieland in 1982.