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Former UK Basketball Star Kyle Macy is a Tennis Pro


In 1978 Kyle Macy helped Joe B. Hall win his first National Championship as a head coach.  Thirty-nine years later at 60, Macy played professional tennis.

In a qualifying match of the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, the former UK All-American and first round draft pick faced-off against a current Wildcat tennis player, sophomore Trey Yates.  Even though Macy has extensive experience on a tennis court — he had scholarship offers to play basketball and tennis — he stood no chance against the 21-year old.  Yates swept Macy 6-0, 6-0.

“I didn’t have any illusions of grandeur that I was going to come out here and win a match,” Macy told WKYT’s Steve Moss. “It was just fun to get out there and compete, and play against good young players.”

He didn’t need to win to prove that he can still move better than most.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for Former UK Basketball Star Kyle Macy is a Tennis Pro

  1. Ridge Runner
    10:27 pm July 29, 2017 Permalink

    My favorite Cat that I have had the honor of watching. Great seeing him able to enjoy life and move around so well for sure.

  2. Luether
    9:35 am July 30, 2017 Permalink

    Too bad he’s a bleeding heart liberal…

  3. henderblue
    12:10 pm July 30, 2017 Permalink

    He’s a UK legend in this state when we talk BASKETBALL, or SPORTS in general on KSR Luether. Go watch Fox news if you want your favorite brand of politics