Cory Parr graduated from Wake Forest University in May 2009, and is embarking this summer on his professional tennis career. It is not in his nature to talk about himself, but I convinced him that blogging about his experiences would be a good way for his friends and family to keep up with him. Also, I know my 14 year old son and others interested in junior, college, and professional tennis are curious about the process of becoming a touring pro.
In additional to writing about his experiences, Cory is happy to try to answer questions posed to him by readers.
A bit of background about Cory before his first entry. His four years on the Wake Forest tennis team were among the most successful in the program’s history and his individual record is unmatched. Highlights include:
-Team made two trips to the NCAA tournament sweet sixteen (2007, 2009)
-First time team reached the final of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tennis tournament (2009)
-First ever national title: 2008 ITA National Indoor Doubles Champions (Parr and Steven Forman)
-Singles All-American (2009) and twice doubles All-American (with Forman, 2008, 2009)
-Three times All-ACC selection (2007-2009)
-ITA Player of the Year for the Mideast Region (2009)
-All time leader in singles and doubles win in Wake Forest program history
-Read more about Cory’s Wake Forest career on the Wake Forest sports site.
Upon graduating, Cory was one of 12 men named to the 2009 USTA Summer Collegiate Team
(Wake Forest assistant Chris Brandi is one of the coaches), and is currently in Boca Raton, FL at the USTA Pro Tour transition camp with members of the team.
For future reference, you can follow his progress on his ATP World Tour player page