Divar, Gresk, Kay and Melendez earn singles wins; Divar and Kay advance in doubles
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech men’s tennis Daniel Yun and Michael Kay advance to doubles semifinals
Tech's brother doubles team run comes to an end
General Info: One of the nation's top 25 junior players according to Tennis Recruiting Network who joined his brother Casey on the Tech team and immediately became a regular in the Tech lineup.
2016-17 (Junior): Match-by-Match
Registered a 7-10 record in singles play ... Saw action in two dual matches, splitting at 1-1 ... Finished with a 13-17 overall record in doubles action with a 5-8 mark in dual match play.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Match-by-Match
Teamed with his older brother Casey to become one of the top doubles teams in the ACC and in the nation ... Ranked No. 42 nationally with a 16-15 overall record in doubles and a 5-9 mark against ranked opponents ... Had a 15-12 singles record for the year, 8-7 in dual matches in the spring, 3-3 in ACC matches, playing anywhere from No. 3 to 6.
2015 Summer Highlights: Reached the finals of the Atlanta City Open in mid-June, defeating teammate Daniel Yun along the way, and also made the finals of the U.S. Open National Playoffs Southern Sectional Qualifying tournament ... Earned one of four spots in the BB&T Atlanta Open Wild Card Challenge ... Made the doubles finals of the ITA National Collegiate Summer Championships with Trey Yates of Dunwoody, Ga. (freshman at Kentucky) ... They were seeded third ... Also won two matches and reached the fourth round of the singles draw.
2014-15 (Freshman): Match-by-Match
Solid freshman year playing in the middle of the order, going 23-21 overall in singles, 10-14 in dual matches ... Played mostly at No. 3 (4-5) and No. 4 (4-7) ... Got a win over Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament and was 4-8 against conference foes ... Developed a good doubles partnership with Christopher Eubanks, compiling a 15-11 record with his fellow freshman, including an 8-5 mark at No. 2 this spring ... They won the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational.
Junior Tennis/High School: Attended Laurel Springs School and Rivers Academy in Alpharetta ... A 5-star prospect according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, ranked No. 23 nationally, No. 10 in the Southeast and No. 3 in the state of Georgia ... Has compiled a 62-20 tournament record in 2013-14, including a 5-11 mark against Blue Chip players, 22-8 against 5-star players and 19-1 against 4-star players ... Twice beat fellow Tech recruit Christopher Eubanks in the spring of 2014 while reaching the quarterfinals of the USTA Southern L1A Championship and the USTA Southern L2 Championships BG18-16 ... In 2013, reached the semi-finals of the 2013 Winter Closed Championship and made the quarterfinals of Southern Spring Closed Championships and the Bullfrog USTA Southern Boys, while advancing to the round of 16 at the Georgia State Closed Qualifying Championships ... Defeated five players ranked No. 39 or higher, and was part of a doubles team that knocked off the No. 2 seed at the USTA Nationals in Kalamazoo.
Personal: Full name is Michael Phillips Kay ... Born November 5, 1995 in Merriam, Kan. ... Son of Fred and Jeanne Kay ... Father Fred swam at the University of Kansas ... Older siblings Casey and Whitney (twins) ... Casey played on the Tech tennis team ... Loves music and plays the guitar, also engaged in videography, art, snowboarding and longboarding ... Majoring in Business Administration.