Tech Men's Tennis Inks Top National Recruit

Nov. 20, 2007

ATLANTA – Kevin King, a blue-chip recruit ranked 11th in nation by, has signed a letter of intent to play at Georgia Tech, announced head coach Kenny Thorne on Tuesday.

“Kevin will be one of the premiere players in college and he will be a pleasure to work with,” Thorne said. “He is a local guy that brings a very big lefty game with lots of wins under his belt. Kevin comes from an extremely supportive and remarkable family and his coach, Sean Ferreira, has done a great job in developing Kevin.”

King, a Peachtree City, Ga. native, is currently ranked second in the state and eighth in the Southeast region. Only a high school junior, King will be graduating a year early to enroll at Tech.

“He (Kevin King) will not only be an incredible representative for Georgia Tech on the court, but he is an outstanding young man,” Thorne added. “He is able to graduate high school a year early and that says a lot about his academic ability. We have good fits for Georgia Tech and we have great fits, Kevin is a perfect fit.”

As a 14 year-old, King won the 2005 Georgia State Championship in the Boys’ 16’s age division. The following year, King won the 2006 Georgia State Championship in the Boys’ 18’s age division. During 2006, King found himself ranked No. 1 in the State of Georgia in both the Boy’s 16’s and Boy’s 18’s age division. He was also ranked No. 1 concurrently in the Boy’s 18’s age division of the Southern Section and Georgia District of the USTA. King was chosen as the 2006 Male Player of the Year by the Georgia District of the USTA.

During his three years of high school, King’s Tennis RPI has ranked between No. 2 and 11 in the nation for boys in his class. With over two years of junior eligibility remaining, he is currently ranked 16th in the nation by the USTA in the Boys’ 18 age division.

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