Tech's brother doubles team reaches semifinals
Kay brothers pull off doubles upset, three players win opening-round singles
Kay, Li, Melendez and Yun need one win each Friday to reach main draw
Jackets win 4 of 5 singles matches on the final day of the GT Fall Invitational
Tech's Kay brothers reach finals of A draw in doubles
Georgia Tech tennis player Casey Kay of Alpharetta, Ga.
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 injury to both of his hips forced him to the sidelines ... Underwent surgery to correct and returned to the court in the fall, but was limited throughout the 2014-15 academic year ... Has made the ACC Academic Honor Roll both of his years at Tech.
2015-16 (Senior): Match-by-Match
Returned to good health and teamed with his younger brother Michael to become one of the top doubles teams in the ACC and in the nation ... Ranked No. 42 nationally with a 16-14 overall record in doubles and a 5-9 mark against ranked opponents ... Had an 8-10 mark in the spring, playing 15 matches at the No. 1 spot (6-9), including wins over top-15 teams from Florida State and Notre Dame ... Had a 7-9 singles record, appearing in a dual match only twice.
2014-15 (Junior) Match-by-Match
Struggled to get on the court after undergoing hip surgery in the spring of 2014 and had not regained his full mobility ... Played in just two singles matches and eight doubles matches,
2013-14 (Sophomore): Match-by-Match
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 twin sister Whitney is on the varsity tennis team at North Carolina ... Enjoys playing basketball and soccer ... Began playing tennis at age 8 ... Majoring in Business Administration.