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Zackery Kennedy
Player Profile:
Zackery Kennedy 1921040
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 222
Year: Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Westlake
Other College: Clemson

 Athletic Honors

  • 2017 All-Conference Singles First Team
    2017 All-Conference Doubles Second Team
    Sun Belt Player of the Week March 1, 2017 and April 12, 2017
    2016 Student-Athlete to Watch
  • 2016 All-Conference Singles First Team
  • Sun Belt Player of the Week Feb. 24, 2016

Academic Honors

  • Spring 2015 Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Spring 2017
Went 15-10 in singles play, primarily at the No. 1 position … Ranked second on the team in singles wins, and went 6-4 in his last 10 matches … Had three match-clinching wins for the Panthers, including the 4-1 victory over No. 4 Troy in the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals … Earned a career-high ITA ranking of No. 81 on April 11 … Posted four wins over tanked players, including then-No. 37 Adam Moundir in the 4-1 victory over Old Dominion … Went 12-10 in doubles play, primarily at the No. 1 position … Led the team in doubles wins with partner Andrei Andrukhou, going 8-2 exclusively at the No. 1 position.

Fall 2016
Competed in three tournaments during the fall season … Went 5-4 in singles play … Placed third in the A1 singles bracket at the Wake Forest Invite … Went 4-1 in doubles play with partner Jannis Koeke … Placed first in the A3 doubles bracket of the Wake Forest Invite as the No. 1 seed with Koeke.

Spring 2016
Competed in 21 of 23 spring matches … Ranked third on the team for singles wins at 12-6 … Had one win over the-No. 111 in the 4-3 loss at then-No. 15 Oklahoma State … Had one match-clinching singles win … Scored the only point for GSU in the 4-1 loss to UT Arlington in the Sun Belt Championship semifinals … Primarily paired with Jack MacFarlane in doubles play at the No. 2 position, but also paired with Joseph Bishop and Andrei Andrukhou … Had an 11-6 doubles record … Record a 6-4 win over the then-No. 48 doubles pair at then-No. 15 Oklahoma State with MacFarlane.

Fall 2015
Competed in three fall tournaments ... Went 4-4 in singles play and 1-4 in doubles play ... Paired with Jack MacFarlane and Sebastian Acuna for doubles matches.

Spring 2015
Competed in all 22 matches ... Earned a 10-11 record at No. 2 singles ... Went 9-8 at No. 1 doubles with Sofiane Chevallier ... Won four of his first six singles matches as a Panther ... Defeated No. 39 Penn's Jeremy Court in three sets ... Won No. 2 singles match over Sam Williams of No. 63 UNCW ... Owned a four-match win streak in doubles Jan. 24-Feb. 6.

Fall 2014
Finished first semester at Georgia State with an 11-4 singles record ... Won his singles flight at the Wake Forest Fall Invitational ... Paired with Sofiane Chevallier to to go 10-3 in doubles play and advanced to the final in both the Wake Forest Fall Invitational and the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … Kennedy and Chevallier won final four doubles matches to close out the fall.

Clemson
Played freshman year at Clemson ... Recorded a 6-1 record in doubles play and a 2-1 record in singles.

Prep
Ranked No. 31 nationally and No. 4 in the state of Georgia by TennisRecruiting.net as a senior ... Won championships at the U16 Southern Closed and Southern Closed Doubles events.

Personal
Born in Atlanta, Ga. on May 15, 1995 ... Son of Samuel and Sandra Kennedy ... Journalism major.

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