Women’s tennis sweeps San Diego State

John Rowland

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Following a close loss to No. 14 University of Michigan, the University of Kentucky Women’s Tennis team (2-1) earned a 7-0 victory over the San Diego State University Aztecs (1-2).

Doubles play would begin with UK’s No. 1 ranked Aldila Sutjiadi and Mami Adachi defeating Tami Nguyen and Jana Buth (SDSU) on the first court by a final score of 6-1. This would notch the duo’s first win on the season. On the second court, Akvilė Paražinskaitė/Morgan Chumney (UK) downed Isabelle Hoorn and Taylor Lederman (SDSU) with a final score of 6-1. Justina Mikulskytė and Nadia Ravita (UK) would record a shutout over Dora Somoracz and Olivia Larsson (SDSU), 6-0.

In the first match of singles play, UK’s No. 97 Sutjiadi would defeat No. 50 Nguyen (SDSU). The match would be split after two sets but Sutjiadi would claim a win in the third to earn the victory.

For the second match, No. 100 Adachi (UK) played a rather lengthy match against Kennedy Davis, reaching super tiebreaker in the third set. Adachi would be the first to reach ten points in the super tiebreaker to seal her win.

In the third match, Mikulskytė (UK) downed Buth (SDSU) 6-3 in both sets. This win would advance Justina to a perfect 3-0 on the season.

The fourth match would see Chumney (UK) notching a win over Paola Diaz de Regules (SDSU) by a final score of 6-4, 6-3. The win gave Chumney her first victory on the season.

In the fifth match, Paražinskaitė (UK) defeated Lederman (SDSU), 6-1, 7-6(7). Paražinskaitė would advance to 3-0 on the season.

In the final match of singles play, Kirsten Lewis (UK) downed Hoorn (SDSU) in identical set scores, 6-1, 6-1. This would also be her third win on the season, making her 3-0 in the 2016 campaign.

“We are very excited for our players today,” UK head coach Carlos Dradá said. “We did a great job competing.  They came out and played a lot of things that we had been working on, and we’re hoping to do the same things tomorrow at a better level.”

The Cats remain in San Diego until Sunday to face the University of San Diego. Remaining on their stent of road games, they will be hosted by Illinois and Princeton in the coming weeks.