Yellow Jacket duo conclude Tech career with a 71-26 record
Tech senior falls to OSU's Buchanan in straight sets
Yellow Jacket duo will face Ole Miss pair Friday at 1 p.m.
Issue No. 148, May 24, 2012
King and Spir open doubles competition Thursday
Men's Tennis Falls To South Carolina
2011 ITA All-American
2010, 2011, 2012 All-ACC Team
General Info: Highest ranked American recruit to ever enroll Tech, and left as one of its best-ever doubles players ... Lengthy, athletic lefty with a big game and potential for the highest level of tennis ... ITA All-American in 2011 and a three-time All-ACC performer who is an excellent example for a Georgia Tech student-athlete ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll all four years.
Played near the top of Tech's singles lineup (ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation as a senior) and teamed with Juan Spir to form one of the nation's best doubles teams (ranked as high as No. 2 during the 2011-12 year), and the best ever to play at Tech ... Finished his career with 87 doubles wins (87-39 record), breaking the previous mark of 82 set by Sergio Aquirre ... Teamed with Spir for 66 of those wins (66-22 career, in dual matches, 19-8 vs. ACC) ... Compiled an 80-41 career singles record, 25-15 in ACC matches.
2011-12: Began the fall ranked 85th in the nation and rose as high as No. 7 before settling back at No. 26 following the NCAA Singles Championship ... Won his first-round match but lost in the round of 32 ... Earned All-ACC honors for the third time ... Finished the spring with a 28-10 singles record for the year, 6-9 vs. ranked opponents, 13-6 in dual matches and 5-4 vs. the ACC, all at the No. 1 position ... Best victories include No. 18 Andreas Mies of Auburn and No. 34 Jamie Whiteford of William & Mary ... Enjoyed a stellar fall in which he won the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional and advanced to the USTA/ITA National Indoor quarterfinals ... Has a 79-40 career singles record, 26-15 in ACC matches ... Teamed with Juan Spir to produce a 16-2 dual match record at No. 1 doubles , including an 8-1 mark in ACC play, and finished the year ranked No. 4 ... Posted the Jackets' best record for the fall, going 14-3 ... Defeated California's Carlos Cueto (No. 26) in the ITA All-American Main Draw ... Bested Georgia's Sadio Doumbia (No. 24) and Ignacio Tabouda (No. 110) to win the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships before falling to Illinois' Dennis Nevolo (No. 7) ... ... Posted a 5-2 doubles record with partner Kevin King with the tandem ranked 1st nationally in the fall ... The duo defeated Maryland's John Collins and Maros Horny (No. 9) and Auburn's Andres Mies and Alex Stamchev (No. 26) to advance to the finals of the ITA All-American Main Draw before falling to Ohio State's Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola (No. 3) ... Advanced to the round of 16 in the ITA National Indoor Championships before falling to Florida's Billy Federhofer and Nassim Slilam (No. 36)..
2010-11: All-ACC performer and an ITA All-American who worked his way up from No. 5 at the beginning of the dual season to No. 3 midway through the ACC schedule ... Had a 9-2 at No. 3, 7-1 at No. 4 ... Played No. 2 on the final weekend of the regular season and in the ACC Tournament when Juan Spir was injured ... Had a 23-8 overall singles record, 19-4 in the dual season and 7-3 in ACC matches ... Had won nine matches in a row at one point, and won both of his matches the ACC Tournament that were played to their conclusion ... Teamed with Spir to produce a 16-6 dual match record at No. 1 doubles ... They reached the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship as the 14th seed, knocking off top-seeded Boris Conkic and John-Patrick Smith of Tennessee and two other top 10 seeds ... Finished the year ranked No. 9 in the ITA doubles rankings with a 34-11 overall record ... King was a part of 36 doubles wins for the year, a Tech record ... Advanced to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Collegiate Indoors ... Defeated fellow Jackets Eliot Potvin and Ryan Smith to win the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional ... The duo advanced to the finals of the Southern Intercollegiate Championship before falling to Georgia's Javier Garrapiz and Hernus Pieters.
2009-10: All-ACC performer who sat out all of the fall and the early spring schedule while recovering and receiving treatment for a lingering tendonitis problem in his left shoulder ... When he returned to the court in February, won his first 10 dual singles matches ... Finished the year 12-6 in singles, 8-3 in ACC matches ... Played his first match at No. 6, but has moved up to No. 2 in Tech's lineup, and finished the spring ranked No. 97 nationally in singles ... Won just two of his last eight singles matches (all but two against ranked foes), one of those wins coming against Virginia Tech's Luka Somen (No. 66) ... Teamed up with freshman Juan Spir at No. 1 doubles to go 10-6 and finished the year ranked No. 83.
2008-09: Posted a 17-17 overall record as a freshman, 12-9 in dual matches and 6-5 in ACC matches ... Played most often at No. 2 (3-5) and No. 4 singles (7-2), but won both of his matches as a No. 1 ... Paired with Doug Kenny in 24 doubles matches (primarily as Tech's No. 2 doubles team), posting a 13-11 record overall, 11-10 in dual matches and 5-6 in ACC play.
High School/Junior Tennis: Five-Star Blue Chip (TennisRecruiting.net) out of the Cary Tennis Park Academy coached by Sean Ferreira... finished ranked No. 5 in the nation in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) junior singles ... a finalist in the 2008 National Open in Atlanta ... the 2008 Peach State Champion ... reached the 2008 USTA Boys' 18 National Championship consolation semifinals in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Personal: Full name is Kevin Scott King ... born February 28, 1991 ... son of Bill and Nuala King ... father played football at Villanova ... sister Lara played varsity tennis at St. Leo University ... Dean's List student in Mechanical Engineering.
|Career Results (Singles)|
|2008-09||6-5 (.545)||12-9 (.571)||17-17 (.500)|
|2009-10||8-3 (.727)||12-6 (.667)||12-6 (.667)|
|2010-11||7-3 (.700)||19-4 (.826)||23-8 (.742)|
|2011-12||5-4 (.556)||13-6 (.684)||28-10 (.737)|
|Total||26-15 (.634)||56-25 (.691)||80-41 (.661)|
|Career Results (Doubles)|
|2008-09||5-6 (.455)||11-10 (.524)||19-16 (.760)|
|2009-10||6-4 (.600)||10-6 (.625)||10-6 (.625)|
|2010-11||6-4 (.600)||18-7 (.720)||36-12 (.750)|
|2011-12||8-1 (.889)||16-2 (.889)||22-5 (.815)|
|Total||25-15 (.625)||55-25 (.688)||87-39 (.690)|