Ginepri, NCAA Klahn head list of wildcards

Three-time ATP titleist Robby Ginepri and 2010 NCAA singles champ Bradley Klahn are among four players granted wildcard entries into the Levene, Gouldin and Thompson Tennis Challenger, beginning this Saturday at Recreation Park in Binghamton.

Ginepri is currently ranked 184th in the world after hitting career high ranking of 15th in the world in 2005. He reached the semi-finals at the U.S. Open in 2005, losing to Andre Agassi in 5 sets, and has reached the 4th round at the French Open, Wimbledon and the Australian Open. This year, Ginepri reached the final of the USTA Challenger event in Honolulu.

Klahn was the top American junior player in 2008 and won the NCAA singles championship playing for Stanford in 2010. Also in 2010, Klahn reached the quarter-finals of the LG&T Tennis Challenger.

The other two wildcards have been given to Mitchell Krueger and Christian Harrison. Krueger, currently the 5th ranked junior player in the world according to the International Tennis Federation (ITF), will be playing college tennis at Texas A&M beginning this fall. He reached the semi-finals of the boys’ singles event at Wimbledon and the French Open. Harrison, the younger brother of current 48th world ranked Ryan Harrison, has been playing on the ITF Futures circuit and reached the semi-finals of a Futures event in Tampa, FL in May.