Army Wins 14th Straight Regular-Season League Match
2013-14: Named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... garnered a 7-2 singles record in spring dual matches ... struggled in fall tournaments before making major strides in the spring ... settled in nicely at No. 5 singles going 6-0 ... won all three conference matches ... ended regular season by winning final five singles matches ... teamed up with Austin McCasin to form Army's most successful doubles team ... went 14-4 in duals, splitting time at second and third doubles ... only Army duo to win a match at the Challenger of Dallas Doubles Wildcard Shootout in the fall ... won seven doubles matches in a row twice, including three victories in the Patriot League Tournament ... notched an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles in 4-1 conference title win over Navy.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-star recruit out of Argyle, Texas ... 10th-ranked player in the Longhorn State ... attended four different high schools ... was the MVP at Marcus High School during his junior season ... placed fourth in mixed doubles at the state championships ... graduated from Spring Creek Academy ... played extensively throughout Europe.
PERSONAL: Kyle Franklin Barnes ... born in Atlanta, Ga. ... son of Lisa and Scott Barnes ... brothers Tucker and Preston ... sister Mackenzie ... was previously teammates with current Army men's tennis player Austin McCasin ... first began playing tennis at age 12 ... had focused on baseball up until that point ... has played in tournaments all over Europe ... trained in the state of Georgia for over two years while family stayed in Texas ... credits his parents with having the most influence on his tennis career ... playing highlight so far was a match against the top amateur player in Austria ... stated "it was the only time I played when the outcome didn't matter ... I played my game and actually had fun" ... enjoys rock climbing, water and snow skiing, and swimming during his free time ... undeclared major.