Former Tech tennis player earns spot in Wimbledon

Kevin King, a former All-American at Georgia Tech who has won three professional doubles titles this year, earned a spot in the Wimbledon main doubles draw, with partner Ryan Harrison.

Unseeded in the qualifier at the Bank of England Sports Ground, King, 23, and Harrison had to win twice to gain one of four qualifying spots in the men’s doubles draw. They defeated third-seeded Rameez Junaid of Austria and Phillipp Marx of Germany in three sets in the opening round, then defeated eighth-seeded Konstantin Kravchuck of Russia and Tim Puetz of Germany on Wednesday.

King, a two-time All-American with 90 doubles wins at Tech who is from Peachtree City, 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.

Competition at Wimbledon begins Monday.

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GT Alum

June 19th, 2014
3:58 pm

Hopefully UGA fans and Tech fans will join each other in rooting on their alums competing at Wimbledon.

POAD2013

June 19th, 2014
5:01 pm

Congrats to the young man. Wimbledon is the Only Tennis match I will watch all year.