Women’s tennis earns 6th straight NCAA bid


University of Kentucky Women’s Tennis player Justina Mikulskyte competes against the Northern Kentucky University Norse on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

While the men’s tennis team heads to Winston-Salem to pursue a national championship, the UK women’s team has earned an NCAA Tournament bid of its own—for the sixth straight season. 

The Cats earned a spot in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, region and will take on DePaul in the first round. UK heads into the tournament sporting an 18-8 overall record (7-6 in league play), while DePaul, 2019 Big East Conference Tournament Champions, are 11-11 overall and 6-2 in its league.

SEC Tournament champion Georgia sits at the top of UK’s bracket as the No. 1 overall seed. 

The Wildcats are set to compete in the first round on Friday, May 3, or Saturday, May 4, at the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center. The NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships selections will be released on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on NCAA.com.