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Men's Tennis - Fall 2013

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Last Updated June 9, 2014

James McKie enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Fresno State men's tennis team.

Under third year head coach Evan Austin, McKie helped the Bulldogs finish the 2014 dual season with a 13-10 overall record and a 3-4 mark in Mountain West play which earned Fresno State a fifth-seed into the MW Tournament for the second straight year.

With their guidance, Fresno State won 10 of the last 13 dual matches in 2014 which was highlighted by a five match win streak from April 5-13 and included three conference wins over Air Force (7-0), UNLV (4-3) and Utah State (7-0).

Prior to joining the Bulldogs in 2013, McKie played at Drake University from 2009-2013. During his collegiate career McKie reached a personal-high national ITA singles ranking of No. 68 and doubles ranking of No. 16. He was named first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference and MVC regular season champion in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He also earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in his senior year.  In 2013, as captain, he helped Drake beat TCU to advance to the last 32 in the NCAA Championships where they eventually fell to No. 1 ranked UCLA. McKie was also a NCAA participant in 2011 and 2012.

McKie finished his collegiate career with an overall 204-82 record, leaving him with the third-most wins in program history.

A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, McKie graduated with his bachelor's degree in business administration from Drake University in May of 2013.

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