King Qualifies for Wimbledon Main Doubles Draw
Former Tech All-American has risen to No. 129 in world doubles ranking
June 19, 2014
Roehampton, England - Former Georgia Tech All-American Kevin King, who has three professional doubles titles under his belt in 2014, has made it through qualifying with partner Ryan Harrison to earn a spot in the Wimbledon main doubles draw.
Unseeded in the qualifier at the Bank of England Sports Ground, the 23-year-old Peachtree City, Ga., native and Harrison had to win twice to gain one of four qualifying spots in the Gentlemen's doubles draw. They defeated third-seeded Rameez Junaid of Austria and Phillipp Marx of Germany in three sets in the opening round, then ousted eighth-seeded Konstantin Kravchuck of Russia and Tim Puetz of Germany on Wednesday.
Harrison, an American from Boca Raton, Fla., ranked 98th in the world in doubles, will play in his fourth Wimbledon. Competition in The Championships at Wimbledon begins June 23 at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
King, a two-time All-American with 90 doubles wins at Tech, is ranked No. 129 in the world in doubles, and has won three doubles titles in ITF Futures and ATP Challengers events while playing with former Tech teammates Juan Spir and Dean O'Brien.