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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 Mclelland 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,...

Kentucky fifth year Taha Baadi 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

No. 4 Kentucky men’s tennis defeats No. 19 South Carolina, improves to 19-2

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Reporter April 9, 2024

On Friday, April 5, No. 4 Kentucky men’s tennis traveled to Columbia, South Carolina, where it defeated the No. 19 Gamecocks 4-3, maintaining its 19-2 record. The Cats also improved to 12-1 against...

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 splits SEC matches at home

Grace Brydges, Tennis Beat Reporter April 3, 2024

Kentucky women’s tennis started off the weekend with a win, knocking off Missouri 4-0 and ending it with a 4-3 loss to the Arkansas Razorback, moving the team to 8-10 overall (2-7 SEC). The Tigers...

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

COLUMN: Kentucky is a men’s tennis school

Sara Gibson, Tennis Beat Leader April 3, 2024

Between a fourth quarter breakdown in the Gator Bowl and another first round exit in March Madness, Big Blue Nation has had its fair share of heart break this year.   However, one team has not been...

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

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis takes down Arkansas and Ole Miss on the road

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Reporter April 2, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis went on the road over the weekend to take on two ranked SEC opponents in No. 49 Arkansas on Friday, March 29, and No. 56 Ole Miss on Sunday. The Wildcats won 4-3 against...

Kentucky senior Elizabeth Stevens hits the ball during the Kentucky vs Wichita State womens 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

Kentucky women’s tennis struggles in SEC play, falls to LSU and Texas A&M

Grace Brydges, Tennis Beat Reporter March 29, 2024

Kentucky women’s tennis traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and College Station, Texas, on March 22-24, in search of its second conference win of the season.   In Baton Rouge, LSU opened the match...

Kentucky fifth year Taha Baadi 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

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis remains undefeated in SEC, defeats No. 10 Texas A&M and No. 21 Auburn

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Writer March 25, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men’s tennis hosted two ranked SEC opponents over the weekend, beginning with No. 10 Texas A&M on Friday, March 22, where the Wildcats won 4-3 against their highest ranked opponent...

Kentucky freshman Julia Zhu hits the ball during the Kentucky vs Wichita State womens 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

Kentucky women’s tennis wins first SEC match over Mississippi State, falls to Ole Miss

Sara Gibson and Grace Brydges March 20, 2024

Over St. Patrick's Day weekend, Kentucky women’s tennis split matches over Mississippi schools, with a 4-2 over Mississippi St and a 4-0 loss to Ole Miss.   The 4-2 victory over the Bulldogs was...

Kentucky players serve the ball 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 improves to 5-0 in SEC, takes down LSU and Mississippi state

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Writer March 20, 2024

No. 6 Kentucky men’s tennis continued its undefeated conference play with a 4-2 road win over No. 28 LSU on Friday, March 15. On Sunday, March 17, Kentucky traveled to Starkville, Mississippi, where...

Kentucky junior Lidia hits the ball Kentucky junior Lidia Gonzalez prepares to hit the ball during the Kentucky vs Wichita State womens 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

Kentucky women’s tennis falls to Vanderbilt in SEC home opener

Sara Gibson, Tennis Beat Leader March 13, 2024

Kentucky women's tennis had its SEC home opener on Sunday, March 10, falling 6-1 to the Vanderbilt Commodores.   With the loss, Kentucky moves to 6-6 on the season and 0-3 in the SEC, with 10 matches...

Kentucky fifth year Taha Baadi 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

Kentucky men’s tennis defeats Florida Gators 6-1

Kai McClelland and Grace Brydges March 11, 2024

No. 5 Kentucky men's tennis took down the Florida Gators 6-1 on Friday, March 8, inside the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.  Florida, who holds a 20-7 all-time record over Kentucky, has not beat the...

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