Thompson on Burgess: "Akil is a remarkable young man who is talented on and off the court. He was hospitalized this summer and started from scratch getting in shape this fall. He is fully recovered and is now playing very good tennis again. If akil can improve his basic balance and footwork, he will be a tremendous threat. He is left-handed and has a very strong serve and as his volleys continue to improve, Akil could see considerable time indoubles right away."
Fall 2004: Saw limited action and posted a 1-4 record.
2003-04: 2004 BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... Was 2-3 in singles competition ... Registered a 1-1 doubles mark.
High School/Junior Tennis: Made his Davis Cup debut for Barbados at age 16 in 2001 ... 2002 ITF junior world ranking of 270 in singles and 178 in doubles ... Ranked No. 14 in the 2002 Central America and Caribbean junior rankings.
Odds and Ends: Akil Sgkani Burgess ... Born 11/11/84 in St. Michael, Barbados ... Son of Andrew and Sandra Burgess ... Majoring in general engineering.