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Player profile

(Updated June 2015)

Senior Spring Year:

Posted a 16-7 doubles record this spring along with a 9-13 singles mark…had an excellent year with Anderson Reed as his double partner all season…defeated Duke’s Mengel and Saba 8-5 who was ranked No. 44 in the nation…defeated Oklahoma’s Alcorta and Llamas, 9-7, which were ranked No. 56 in the nation


Had the second most singles wins on the team this fall…posted a 7-4 record to go alongside a 4-4 doubles record…reached the quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships singles draw…won two matches with doubles partner Anderson Reed at the USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships to reach the quarterfinals.

Junior Spring Year:

Played in the one spot the entire year…posted a 19-18 record this year including a 12-15 mark this spring…started year off with a five match winning streak…clinched the win against Furman…posted ranked wins against No. 77 Rafael Aita of UNC-Wilmington, No. 94 James Meredith and No. 104 Wael Kilani…had a 16-12 doubles mark playing all but two matches with Blake Davis… went 14-12 in the spring with Davis and were ranked as high as No. 47 in the nation…posted ranked wins against the No. 24, No. 26 and No. 43 teams in the nation.


Posted a 7-3 singles record…reached the quarterfinals of the ITA Southeast Regionals where he defeated No. 104 Wael Kilani of USF in the round of 16 after losing to him earlier in the year…reached the semifinals in the A Draw at the State of Florida Championships…posted a 3-3 singles record while going 3-2 when teamed up with Blake Davis.

Sophomore Spring Year:

Second on the team with an 8-4 ACC record…posted a winning record on court four…defeated No. 90 Joey Burkhardt of UNC 6-4, 7-6 (7)…currently on a five match winning streak…has an 8-6 doubles record…in the first doubles match Kelly-Houston and Blake Davis played together, the duo came out strong to defeat the No. 51 duo of Gomez and Nguyen of USC 8-5…the duo also defeated the No. 71 doubles team of Collins and Lane of Maryland…he and Blake Davis went 5-2 in ACC play and 6-2 on court three.


After starting the fall with two straight losses, quickly turned it around to finish the fall 8-4…posted a doubles win in each of the fall tournaments he participated in.

Freshman Spring Year:

Joined the team in the spring to begin with a three match winning streak on court five…posted a singles win in the NCAA tournament against Boise State’s Jeff Mullen…started the month of April with three straight wins in ACC play…went 4-2 in ACC doubles play.

High School

Ranked No. 57 in ITF for 18 and under…New Zealand Junior Player of the Year in 2009…Won 3 ITF 18/U tournaments in singles…competed in Junior Australian Open and Junior Wimbledon in 2009…New Zealand 16/U champion in 2008…New Zealand 18/U runner-up in 2008 and 2009.


Played ice hockey for 13 years, tennis for 11…born July 11, 1991… son of Stephanie Kelly and Chris Houston… Christchurch Boys’ High School English Academic Excellence Award Year II…majoring in business.