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"Austin's passion for tennis and Texas A&M University has made him a dream to coach over the past three years. He will go down as one of the most decorated Aggie tennis players in history and he continues to work hard to improve. He has a bright future in professional tennis but wants to lead this Aggie team to even greater national prominence." - Texas A&M Head Coach Steve Denton

CAREER NOTES
A two-time team Captain...three-time All-American...One of the nation's top returning singles and doubles players...Has been ranked as high as No. 6 nationally in singles and No. 1 nationally in doubles along with teammate Jeff Dadamo...Krajicek and Dadamo won the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship in Flushing, New York in Nov. of 2010...Krajicek was also awarded the prestigious ITA Sportsmanship Award at the competition...Has already earned a win on the ATP Challenger Tour in Honolulu in Jan. 2011...reached the semifinals of the Costa Mesa Pro Classic in the fall and took out the top seed in the event along the way... He and former doubles partner Conor Pollock became the first Aggies in school history to reach the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals in 2008...Helped lead the Aggies to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2009 and 2010...Three-Time All-Big 12 Conference singles and doubles selection...Crowned Big 12 No. 2 singles co-champion as a sophomore in 2009...Has compiled 48 career doubles victories including 35 in dual matches...Posted a 20-win season in doubles with Pollock (20-4) which is tied for eighth-best in the A&M record books...Two-Time NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier...Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection...Named 2009 and 2010 ITA South Central Region Player To Watch...2009 NCAA Singles Championship qualifier...2009 Wilson/ITA South Central Region Doubles Champion...Named Big 12 Co-Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Year during the 2007-08 campaign...Was the youngest player at 17-years-old and lone collegian to compete in the 2008 U.S. Open men's singles main draw...Captured the USTA Boys 18's National Championships title in Kalamazoo, Mich., to earn a wild-card entry into the 2008 U.S. Open...Selected by Patrick McEnroe to serve as a practice player for the 2008 U.S. Davis Cup Team in Madrid, Spain...One of the top American collegians selected to represent the United States in the annual Master'U BNP Paribas in December of 2009 and again in 2010.

JUNIOR (2009-10)
All-American posted a 19-7 dual record playing at the No. 1 singles and was 5-1 in Big 12 play ... Co-Big 12 Player of the Year as he was named All-Big 12 as well... compiled a 14-7 record against nationally ranked foes ... teamed with Jeff Dadamo to post a 19-9 record in doubles playing at the No. 1 position ... named Big 12 Player of the Week on Mar. 30 after defeating No. 20-ranked Andrei Daescu of Oklahoma in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, and two-time Big 12 Player of the Year Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Oklahoma State in a third-set super tiebreaker, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 1-0 (8) after the first week of Big 12 play ... Krajicek was named the Big 12 Player of the Week a second time on Apr. 13 when he helped lead the Aggies to a perfect 4-0 week against UTSA, Notre Dame, Baylor and Texas Tech ... reached a career-high No. 5 national ranking in singles that same day ... earned Academic All-Big 12 second team honors for his work in the classroom as well as on the tennis court ... reached the NCAA singles championships as well as the 32-team doubles NCAA field ... in the summer, reached the finals of the Lewis and Clark Community College USTA Men's Futures Tournament.

SOPHOMORE (2008-09)
Compiled a team-best 18-6 dual record playing primarily at No. 2 singles...Went 5-1 against Big 12 competition to be crowned Big 12 No. 2 singles co-champion...Was named All-Big 12 in singles and doubles for the second consecutive season...Clinched back-to-back matches for the Aggies at Oklahoma and Oklahoma State...Honored as Big 12 Player of the Week on March 23, 2009...Also clinched a 5-2 victory over Nebraska...Made his first NCAA Singles Championship appearance and was ranked as high as No. 44 in the country...Went 30-9 overall in doubles with three-time All-American Conor Pollock and reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Doubles Championships for the second year in a row...The duo was ranked as high as No. 3 in the country during the season...Became only the second-ever Aggie to earn regional ITA Player to Watch honors next to four-time All-American Shuon Madden...Captured the Wilson/ITA South Central Region doubles title with Pollock en route to the ITA National Indoor Championships in the fall...Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection.

FRESHMAN (2007-08)
Joined the Aggies in January 2008...Honored as co-Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year and co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year at the age of 17...Named All-Big 12 in singles and doubles...Posted a team-leading 16-7 singles record in dual matches playing mainly at No. 3...Clinched the Boise State match for A&M...Went 4-2 against Big 12 competition...Posted the second-highest doubles record on the team with a 18-8 overall mark (.692)...Combined with teammate Conor Pollock to record an impressive 10-1 mark at No. 1 doubles...Earned All-America honors after he and Pollock reached the NCAA Doubles Championship semifinals for the first time in school history...The duo finished the season ranked No. 9 nationally...They became the first A&M doubles team to earn a berth in the 32-team NCAA doubles field since 2005...Their biggest match victories of the season included upsets of top-ranked Somdev Devvarman and Treat Huey of Virginia, 6-3, 6-4, in the NCAA Round of 16 on May 23 and sixth-ranked Ed Corrie and Kellen Damico of Texas, 8-4, on April 19...Became only the third freshman in school history to be named all-conference in singles next to former All-Americans Jerry Makowski and Shuon Madden...Made his collegiate debut against Clemson in the spring season opener on Jan. 25.

HIGH SCHOOL and JUNIOR CAREER
Rated the seventh-highest rated player in the class of 2008 by the Tennis Recruiting Network...Played all four junior grand slams at the age of 16...Reached the finals of the U.S. Open doubles in 2006...Reached the semifinals of the Australian Open doubles in 2006...Member of the 2006 USTA Junior Davis Cup Team...Competed as an amateur and reached the semifinals of the USTA Futures Pro Tournament in Mansfield, Texas...Also made the quarterfinals in a Futures event in Mazatlan, Mexico...Was ranked in the top 5 nationally in every age division in the U.S. junior rankings...Held the No. 1 doubles ranking for an entire year...Ranked No. 1 in the state of Florida...Ranked as high as No. 32 in the world junior rankings...Also competed in singles and doubles at Wimbledon...A 2007 graduate of the Laurel Springs School.

PERSONAL
Austin Robert Krajicek...Goes by the nickname "Lefty"...Son of Rob and Sherry Krajicek...Born June 16, 1990 in Tampa, Fla...Only child...Father played college basketball at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and mother was a professional water skier...Is a distant relative of former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek...Psychology major at Texas A&M...Trained at the prestigious IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy...Enjoys playing golf, basketball and reading...Would like to play professional tennis in the future.

KRAJICEK'S CAREER STATISTICS

SINGLES

Year

Overall

Dual

Tourn.

Conf.

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

2007-08

16-7

16-7

0-0

4-2

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3-6

8-1

3-0

2-0

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2008-09

24-10

18-6

6-4

5-1

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15-4

3-2

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Career Totals

40-17

34-13

6-4

9-3

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18-10

11-3

3-0

2-0

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DOUBLES

Year

Overall

Dual

Tourn.

Conf.

#1

#2

#3

2007-08

18-8

15-7

3-1

4-2

13-7

2-0

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2008-09

30-9

20-4

10-5

3-3

20-4

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Career Totals

48-17

35-11

13-6

7-5

33-11

2-0

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