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Hello, My Name is ... Michael Kay

Dec. 17, 2014

THE FLATS – One of the nation’s top 25 junior tennis players, Michael Kay joined his brother, Casey, on the Georgia Tech team this fall.

Michael made an immediate impact in the fall for the Jackets, winning the main draw doubles title with Christopher Eubanks in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational, and getting to the Division II singles finals at the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, where he lost to teammate Eduardo Segura.

Michael was rated a five-star prospect on the Tennis Recruiting Network, ranking No. 23 nationally. His father, Fred, swam collegiately at Kansas, and his sister, Whitney, plays tennis at North Carolina.

Shoe size: 11
Roommate: Casey Kay
Interests/hobbies: music, playing guitar, snowboarding, film editing, playing any sport
Three words that describe me: fun, outgoing, active
Favorite food: sushi
Favorite late night snack: Oreos
What I prepare most often: grilled chicken
Favorite spot on campus: tennis facility
Favorite childhood activity: capture the flag
Favorite TV channel: HBO
Moment I’d like to have witnessed in history: Kerri Strug placing gold with a broken ankle
Celebrity crush: Amber Heard
Biggest fear: being alone
Job I’d like outside of tennis: CEO of my own business
Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite non-sports movie: Now You See Me
Best sports talent other than tennis: basketball/football
Favorite pro athlete: Roger Federer
Favorite pro team: 49ers
Most memorable sports moment: Playing doubles with my brother
Pregame ritual: listening to music and visualizing
My focus this summer: preparing to help bring Georgia Tech tennis to excellence
Favorite Coach Thorne phrase: “One more!”
Favorite thing about Georgia Tech: my Georgia Tech tennis family

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