Sports Briefs:Softball team goes 4-0 at Chattanooga Frost Classic

The UK softball team enjoyed a perfect stay in Chattanooga, Tenn., this weekend, winning all four of its games in the Chattanooga Frost Classic.

The Cats (9-7) topped off their stellar weekend with a 10-5 victory over Indiana yesterday. UK also downed Eastern Illinois, Marshall and Connecticut earlier in the weekend.

Trailing by one run to the Hoosiers yesterday, the Cats plated six runs in the sixth inning to improve their season-best winning streak to seven games. Sophomore second baseman Natalie Smith’s double and freshman third baseman Annie Rowland’s first career home run ignited the six-run sixth.

Sophomore pitcher Amber Matousek recorded her fourth victory of the season in relief, evening her record at 4-4. Matousek’s 44 strikeouts for the year is a career high.

UK returns to action Wednesday at 5 p.m., when the Cats host archrival Louisville at the UK Softball Complex.

Gymnastics falls Friday

The No. 15 Nebraska gymnastics team downed UK 194.350-194.250 Friday night at Memorial Coliseum during the Cats Pink Meet, aimed to raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

Despite the loss, the Cats walked away with many highs on the night. Sophomore Hillary Ferguson posted a personal career high on the vault with a 9.900, good enough for second place overall and the Cats’ top honors.

The Cats also tallied their second highest score of the season on bars, scoring a 48.375. Crissy Cannon stuck a 9.800, a career best, to give the senior her first title of her career.

The Cats’ final home meet of the season is on Friday at 7 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. UK will play host to No. 18 Arizona and Western Michigan in a tri-meet.

Men’s tennis drops match to Florida

The UK men’s tennis team was dominated by Florida yesterday in the Cats’ first outdoor match of the season. The No. 54 Cats (6-5, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) fell to the No. 11 Gators (6-3, 2-0) 6-1 at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.

UK’s lone point came from senior Will Ward, who defeated Florida’s Nestor Briceno 6-4, 6-3.

“Today we played a good match — we fought hard,” head coach Dennis Emery said. “We were close to winning the doubles point, but the key to the match was Florida’s momentum coming out of the doubles win.”

Medical condition forces Paris to give up football

Sophomore defensive end Jamil Paris has a medical condition that will require him to give up playing football for UK, head coach Rich Brooks announced Friday.

“I’m very disappointed for Jamil,” Brooks said. “My biggest concern is for Jamil’s health and for him to continue his education.”

Paris, a Gifford, Fla., native, will remain at UK and will be kept on scholarship.

The sophomore played in 21 games over the last two seasons, including one start. He recorded 10 tackles and two sacks, caused two fumbles and recovered a fumble.