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.
Former UK BASKETBALL All-American Kyle Macy makes his KY Bank Tennis debut.. at 60! pic.twitter.com/UWYqZfMlpt
– Steve Moss (@smosswkyt) July 29, 2017