Eight men receive U.S. Open wild cards from USTA

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Scoville Jenkins, who lost to Roger Federer in the first round at Flushing Meadows last year, and former NCAA champion Amer Delic were among eight men receiving wild-card entries Thursday into the U.S. Open.

The USTA also invited Americans Brendan Evans, Austin Krajicek, Jesse Levine and Sam Warburg, along with Carsten Ball of Australia and Laurent Recouderc of France.

The 21-year-old Jenkins is ranked a career-high 195th. He won three matches to reach the main draw of the French Open this year. He made it to the U.S. Open last year through qualifying but then lost to eventual champion Federer 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Delic was the college singles champion at Illinois in 2003 and is now ranked No. 128. He qualified for this year's Australian Open and made it to the second round.

Levine is ranked No. 106 and reached the second round of the Australian Open in January. Warburg, a four-time All-American at Stanford, is ranked No. 147 and also made it to the second round in Australia.