Casey Kay rallies in tiebreaker to capture three-set win, keep Tech unbeaten
64-player singles draw, 32-team doubles draw begins Thursday at Disney
Many of the nation's top players from Georgia and Florida to participate
Sophomore Casey Kay has adjusted well to life on the Flats
Tech sophomore wins twice in DII singles on Saturday
General Info: Transferred from Georgia where he enjoyed success in the fall of 2012 but saw little action in the spring of 2013 ... Sat out the 2011-12 season as a red-shirt ... Established himself as a middle-of-the-order singles player for the Yellow Jackets before a debilitating hip injury forced him to the sidelines ... Underwent surgery to correct and is expected back on the court in the fall.
Went 3-4 in singles and 4-4 in doubles in Tech's first eight dual matches of the spring before being sidelined by a hip injury ... Played mostly at No. 4 in the singles lineup and at No. 2 in doubles ... In the fall achieved a 4-2 record in singles while also earning a 2-3 mark in doubles play... Defeated Georgia's Hernus Pieters, ranked 72nd in the nation and 5th regionally, in the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional... Reached the consolation doubles semifinals (with Carlos Benito) in the same event.
2012-13 (at Georgia): Posted an 8-7 singles record in the fall; ended with 8-9 singles record and 5-6 in doubles; overall mark of 13-15 ... Won three straight matches to reach the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate ... Reached the consolation quarterfinals at the ITA Southeast Regional ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12 (at Georgia): Enrolled in January of 2012 ... Red-shirted the 2011-12 season ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
High School/Junior: Rated the No. 3 prospect in Georgia according to the Tennis Recruiting Network in 2011, and was ranked as high as No. 24 nationally earlier in the year ... Doubles Champion of two USTA National Opens, and reached the semi-finals in doubles at the Easter Bowl ITF, as well as singles semi-finalist of two National Opens ,... Won the Spring Southern Closed Doubles with Tech teammate Nathan Rakitt ... Was ranked as high as No. 1 in the South for three consecutive years ... Awarded the Southern Section Bill Ozaki Sportsmanship Award.
Personal: Full name is Douglas Casey Kay ... Born June 25, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo. ... Son of Fred and Jeanne Kay ... Has a twin sister Whitney and a younger brother Michael ... Father, Fred, was a varsity swimmer at Kansas, and sister Whitney is on the varsity tennis team at North Carolina ... Enjoys playing basketball and soccer ... Began playing tennis at age 8 ... Intended major is Business Administration.