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Kentucky women’s tennis rebounds 5-2 over Wichita State

Samuel Colmar
Kentucky sophomore Zoe Hammond celebrates after winning a point during the Kentucky vs Wichita State women’s tennis match on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 5-2. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

After a three-match losing streak, Kentucky women’s tennis rejoined the win column with a win at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex, improving to 5-3 on the season and remaining undefeated at home (4-0).  

Despite losing the doubles point, the Wildcats battled back for a dominant win over Wichita State.  

Lizzy Stevens evened the match at one quickly with 6-1, 7-6 (7-3) straight set wins on court one. 

Sophomore Zoe Hammond continued her dominant season during the match despite dropping the first set 6-2, winning the next two with scores of 6-2, 6-3 to put Kentucky ahead.  

Ellie Eades then won a three-set match of her own, taking down her opponent 6-2, 6-2 while dropping just one 6-3. This put the Cats within one point of clinching the win.  

Lidia Gonzalez fell on court two keeping the Shockers in it, but freshman Julia Zhu secured her third clinching match of the season with easy 6-1, 6-3 straight set wins.  

Ellie Myers then defeated her opponent to add the fifth and final point of the match on court six.  

The Wildcats will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 18, to take on Eastern Kentucky University at 10 a.m. ET at home.

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