Tech Signee Placed Sixth at USTA Spring National Championship

March 24, 2008

ATLANTA – Kevin King, a Georgia Tech men’s tennis signee for the upcoming season, placed sixth at the annual United States Tennis Association (USTA) Spring National Championship in Mobile, Ala. earlier this month..

King committed to play for the Yellow Jackets during the early signing period in November 2007. He plans to enter school as an engineering major in August.

“Kevin had a very good week at Nationals and we are excited that he is out there beating the best in the nation,” head coach Kenny Thorne said. “There is great competition in college so he will have plenty of great opportunities and challenges ahead. He is an outstanding recruit, not simply because of his tennis talent but also because of his character. He is a great person from a great family.”

King had eight singles victories in the 128 player draw on his way to his sixth-place finish. The future Jacket had wins over current seniors who have already committed to play tennis next year at colleges including Georgetown University, Rice University, UCLA, and the University of Washington. rates King as a blue-chip athlete and currently ranks him 11th in this year’s senior class with a tennis Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) ranking of ninth. The USTA ranking of the Boys’ 18 division currently ranks King ninth in the nation.

King, a resident of Peachtree City, Ga., dreams of a professional tennis career. He feels that playing for Tech against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents will give him a great opportunity to develop his game even further.

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