Aug 21, 2013
THE FLATS – Casey Kay, formerly ranked No. 24 in the nation by the Tennis Recruiting Network, has transferred from the University of Georgia and joined Georgia Tech’s tennis team, head coach Kenny Thorne announced Wednesday.
Kay, an Atlanta resident, went 8-7 for the Bulldogs last fall but played only two matches in the spring. He went 5-6 in doubles. A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Kay reached the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championships and the consolation quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional, both of which were held in Athens. Before enrolling at Georgia, he was ranked No. 1 in the South for three straight years and won the doubles titles at two USTA National Opens.
“We are dedicated to getting local talent that will represent Georgia Tech in the best way possible,” said Thorne. “Casey Kay is a very good fit for Georgia Tech in the way he excels on and off the court. He has had some very good success in the juniors and I expect him to have a lot of success for us here at Georgia Tech. I am excited to start working with him this week.”
Kay joins a Tech team that returns five letterwinners from the 2012-13 season and has three incoming freshmen in a recruiting class ranked 11th nationally.