Akil Burgess LH/RH: Left-Handed
Class: Sophomore
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 163 lbs.
Hometown: St. Michael, Barbados/Harrison College
photo         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.

Year12345 63 SetsTie-BreakerDualTourn.OverallPct.Dbls.Pct.
Fall 20040-00-00-00-00-00-00-11-10-01-41-420%2-250%

    Should compete in the top six on the team ... Has great ground strokes ... Needs to work on his consistency ... Serve has improved a lot ... Will be a leader on the team.

1998-99: Had a 4-2 singles record and a 5-2 doubles record for the Hokies ... Made the 1999 Virginia Tech All-Academic Team.

1997-98: Won all three of his matches in the Virginia Tech Fall Invitational ... Competed in 13 singles matches.

High School: In 1995 he was unbeaten in Virginia high school competition ... Ranked No. 6 in the 1997 MATA 18's.

Personal: Born 4/10/79 in Houston, Texas ... Attended Yorktown High School ... Majoring in finance and communication studies. [an error occurred while processing this directive]