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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Freshman Eli Stephenson warms up at the Hillary J. Boone Tennis Facility on Friday, May 3, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Key takeaways for Kentucky men’s tennis following NCAA Tournament defeat

Sara Gibson and Kai McClelland May 22, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where it suffered a 5-0 loss to No. 4 TCU, ending its season in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.  After Kentucky dropped the doubles...

Sophomore Jaden Weekes warms up at the Hillary J. Boone Tennis Facility on Friday, May 3, 2024, in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky men’s tennis prepares for critical Elite Eight matchup in NCAA Tournament

Sara Gibson, Tennis Beat Leader May 16, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis earned its spot in the Elite Eight of the NCAA National Tournament after defeating No. 12 Harvard 4-2 in Lexington over the weekend.   With its ticket punched for Stillwater,...

No. 5 Kentucky mens tennis blows past Harvard in NCAA Sweet Sixteen

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis blows past Harvard in NCAA Sweet Sixteen

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Reporter May 12, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis took another step closer to its championship dreams, advancing to the quarterfinals with a 4-2 win over No. 12 Harvard on Saturday. The Wildcats started the day off...

Members of the Kentucky mens tennis team celebrate during the No. 5 Kentucky vs. Illinois mens tennis match on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-3 Photo by Christian Kantosky | Staff

Jack Loutit comes back, clinches NCAA Super Regionals for Kentucky men’s tennis

Sara Gibson, Tennis Beat Leader May 7, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis advanced to the NCAA Tournament Super Regionals with wins over DePaul and Illinois over the weekend.    The first win of the weekend came with a 4-0 sweep over the...

Kentucky Wildcats junior Joshua Lapadat prepares to hit the ball during the No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 6 South Carolina mens tennis match on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at the Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. South Carolina won 4-3. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

PREVIEW: Kentucky men’s tennis begins path to National Championship in Lexington

Sara Gibson and Kai McClelland May 3, 2024

McClelland: Why Kentucky? In the 2024 Division-I Men’s Tennis Championship, 64 teams will compete to win a national title. When it comes to national tournaments, upsets, crazy moments and unexpected...

Kentucky players celebrate during the No. 7 Kentucky vs. No. 18 Alabama mens tennis match on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 5-2. Photo by Cameron Guagenti | Staff

Kentucky men’s tennis begins path to national championship with home first round

Sara Gibson, Tennis Beat Leader May 3, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis was selected as a host site for the first and second rounds of the 2024 NCAA Tournament from May 3-4.   Kentucky’s first matchup will be on Friday at 4 p.m. ET against...

Kentucky senior Joshua Lapadat celebrates during the Kentucky vs Notre Dame mens tennis match on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

No. 1 Kentucky men’s tennis takes home SEC Championship title

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Reporter April 24, 2024

Kentucky men’s tennis claimed its second consecutive SEC Championship, defeating the No. 11 seed South Carolina Gamecocks in a 4-2 matchup on Sunday, April 21.  The Wildcats earned the No. 1 seed...

Lizzy Stevens and Zoe Hammond during their doubles match vs Missouri on Mar. 29, 2024 in Lexington Kentucky at Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center. Kentucky won the match 4-0. 


Photo by Aidan Dillard-Hijikata | Staff

Kentucky women’s tennis falls to Auburn 4-0 in SEC Tournament

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Reporter April 21, 2024

Kentucky women’s tennis played its final match of the season on Thursday, April 18, ending with a  9-15 record (3-12 SEC). The No. 4 Auburn Tigers swept the Wildcats 4-0 in the second round of the...

The Kentucky mens tennis team huddles up during the Kentucky vs Notre Dame mens tennis match on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

PREVIEW: No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis predictions for SEC Tournament

Sara Gibson, Kai McClelland, and Grace Brydges April 19, 2024

After No. 5 Kentucky men's tennis won the regular season SEC title on Sunday, the team is now geared up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the SEC tournament.  The Wildcats are looking for their second...

Kentucky freshman Matt Rankin hits the ball during the Kentucky vs Notre Dame mens tennis match on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-0. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

COLUMN: Kentucky men’s tennis freshmen and their role in undefeated SEC season

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Reporter April 17, 2024

Kentucky men’s tennis saw new heights last year, winning an SEC Championship and going on a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.  However, many questioned what the future held with the loss of All-American...

Kentucky freshman Jack Loutit hits the ball during the Kentucky vs. Virginia mens tennis match on Sunday Feb. 4, 2024, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-3. Photo by Sydney Yonker | Staff

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis claims SEC Title, finishes league play undefeated

Sara Gibson and Kai McClelland April 15, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis hosted its final conference matches of the season over the weekend, where it took down No. 38 Georgia on Friday, April 12, and No. 6 Tennessee on Sunday, April 14, to earn...

Kentucky women’s tennis gathers in a huddle before the start of their match vs Missouri on Mar. 29, 2024 in Lexington Kentucky at Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center. Kentucky won the match 4-0. 



Photo by Aidan Dillard-Hijikata | Staff

Kentucky women’s tennis suffers sweep to South Carolina and Florida

Sara Gibson and Grace Brydges April 9, 2024

Kentucky women's tennis fell to No.17 South Carolina and No. 13 Florida with a score of 4-0 in both matches, moving to 2-8 in conference play. In doubles play, to start the evening in Lexington, Kentucky,...

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