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    Akil Burgess LH/RH: Left-Handed
    Class: Junior
    Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 163 lbs.
    High School: Harrison College
    Hometown: St. Michael, Barbados
     
    photo Thompson on Burgess: Akil has worked diligently on his game. He has improved some of the areas that were costing him in the past and I feel he has the potential to do more for us this year. His serve is still one of the most difficult to return and I feel he has improved his doubles skills. This could be a very good year for Akil.

    Fall 2005: Posted a 3-5 singles record and 3-4 in doubles while participateing in the Rice Crown Plaza, the 37th Annual Farnsworth/Princeton and Liberty Alumni Invitationals.

    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.


    Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 3 Sets Tie-Breaker Dual Tourn. Overall Pct. Dbls. Pct.
    2003-04 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 0-3 0-1 2-2 2-3 40% 1-1 50%
    2004-05 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-1 1-4 1-5 17% 2-2 50%
    2005-06 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 0-0 3-5 3-5 38% 5-4 56%
    2006-07 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-3 0-0 1-7 1-7 12% 2-4 33%
    Career 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 2-6 2-7 0-2 7-18 7-20 26% 10-11 48%
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        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]