Rising American Star Kayla Day Joins Octagon TennisPress Releases, Tennis
McLean, VA (Jan. 5, 2017) – Global sports and entertainment leader Octagon announced the signing of 2016 US Open Junior Champion Kayla Day to an exclusive worldwide representation agreement. Day will be represented by Alex Sohaili.
“We are very pleased that Kayla has selected Octagon to represent her as she begins her professional career,” said Alastair Garland, Vice President of Octagon Tennis. “Kayla has proven that she is ready to take the next step and compete at the highest level.”
A native of Santa Barbara, CA, Day is the youngest player ranked inside the WTA top 200. The 17-year-old won the 2016 US Open Junior Girls Championships and reached the second round of the 2016 US Open. After the US Open, the USTA Girls’ 18s National Champion earned the USTA Australian Open Wild Card challenge by winning the Macon 50k and reaching the semifinals in the Scottsdale 50k. Day will compete in the Main Draw of the 2017 Australian Open Championships.
“I am excited to join a global agency with a long standing history in tennis,” said Day. “Throughout the process of selecting a management company, Octagon continually showed that they would be best suited to represent me on and off the court.”
In September 2016, the Southern California native reached No. 1 overall in the ITF junior rankings and finished the year at No. 3 overall.
Octagon has a long and proud history in the sport of tennis that dates back over 30 years. The sports and entertainment agency has been at the forefront of sports marketing in tennis while representing some of the biggest names in the game, including Martina Hingis, Michael Chang, David Goffin, Dominika Cibulkova, Fernando Verdasco, Karolina Pliskova, among many others. Octagon also owns, manages and consults on more professional tennis tournament than any other entity in the world.
At Octagon we inspire brands, talent, and our people to see the world for all its potential. Then, we help our clients pick the right opportunity to make the next right move. We are a passionate team of 800 savvy veterans and bold upstarts, relentlessly committed to helping our clients and our teammates push forward. What’s Your Move? See more at Octagon.com and join us @Octagon.
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