Career Highlights: Totaled 47 doubles victories in three seasons, good for third most in the program’s Division I history…holds a career 47-23 record in both singles and doubles for a .671 winning percentage in each, good for first in singles and second in doubles in the program’s D1 history
2016: Named second team All-Big South in doubles (w/Danny Bruce)…went 14-12 in singles play, including a 6-2 record in Big South matches…recorded a 12-10 doubles record with an 8-3 mark at No. 2…finished the season with a 5-3 doubles record in Big South matches…won three straight singles matches three different times…won seven of his last nine doubles matches with the other two going unfinished…claimed conference victories against Gardner-Webb, Campbell, UNC Asheville (twice), Radford, Liberty and Longwood…won three three-set matches
2015: Posted a 15-4 singles record (6-1 Big South), picking up conference wins against Campbell, Longwood, Liberty, Radford, Gardner-Webb, and UNC Asheville to be one of four PC players to hit the 15-win plateau this season ... Named the Big South No. 6 Singles Flight Winner ... Posted a 14-7 doubles record (6-2 Big South) ... Named to the Doubles All-Conference team with Joel Roberts and also named the No. 2 Doubles Flight Champions for posting a 5-0 record as a duo (second ever All-Conference pair and third ever doubles flight champion in PC history) ... Tabbed Big South Conference Player of the Week on February 4, 2015 for big wins over App. State and Kennesaw State during the last weekend of January ... Led PC to its third consecutive 20-win season.
2014: Went 18-7 in singles play (4-4 in the Big South) and 21-6 in doubles action (5-3 in the Big South)… Went 17-5 with doubles partner Ryan Miller… Named the Big South Conference Freshman of the Week on January 21… Captured league wins against UNC Asheville, Campbell, Liberty and Longwood… Also grabbed 13 non-conference victories over teams like No. 23 Clemson, Appalachian State, Stetson, Kennesaw State, Furman, Davidson and USC Upstate… Picked up a Big South Conference Championship tournament win against UNC Asheville.
Previously: Rose to four-star recruit status, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network, and the 105th-ranked nationally... Through his junior year, he boasted a 44-36 record among the nation's top competition and sports the 33 ranking in the Southeast and No. 3 in North Carolina... Reached reached the quarterfinals of the Fall Southern Closed Championships in late November 2012, bumping off the No. 80th ranked recruit in the round of 16.
Personal: Benjamin Alan Kelley was born in Asheville, N.C., on September 23, 1994... Son of Tim and LeeAnn Kelley... Chose PC for the family atmosphere... Cites coach Bill Barber as biggest athletic influence... Majoring in Business Administration.