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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...

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 women’s tennis junior Ellie Eades poses with her boyfriend, men’s tennis senior Josh Lapadat at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Samantha Money | Staff

Serving love on and off the tennis court

Sara Gibson, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

It’s Valentine's Day in the Bluegrass, and in the spirit of the season, let's shine a spotlight on one Kentucky couple that found each other on the tennis courts of Hilary J. Boone Complex.     Growing...

Kentucky senior Joshua Lapadat 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

Five matches to circle for the 2023-24 Kentucky men’s tennis season

Sara Gibson, Tennis Beat Head February 1, 2024

Kentucky men’s tennis kicked off the 2024 portion of its 2023-24 season in mid January, winning over Northern and Eastern Kentucky to begin a campaign to defend its SEC championship from a season ago. Coming...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Taha Baadi hits 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

Kentucky men’s tennis remains undefeated with comeback win over Illinois

Kai McClelland, Tennis Beat Reporter January 27, 2024

No. 10 Kentucky men’s tennis took down Illinois 4-3 in a back-and-forth matchup to advance to 3-0 on the season. The Wildcats traveled to Champaign, Illinois, for their first taste of road action...

Kentucky Wildcats freshman Zoe Hammond waits for her singles opponent to serve during the Kentucky vs. Alabama womens tennis match on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Alabama won 4-1. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Three takeaways from Kentucky women’s tennis’ 2-0 opening weekend

Sara Gibson and Kai McClelland January 17, 2024

Kentucky women's tennis opened its season up 2-0 after a Sunday doubleheader against Eastern Tennessee State University (ETSU) and Miami (OH). The Wildcats established dominance quickly in each match...

Kentucky Wildcats freshman Zoe Hammond waits for her singles opponent to serve during the Kentucky vs. Alabama womens tennis match on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Alabama won 4-1. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Kentucky womens tennis falls to No. 3 Tennessee in SEC Tournament quarterfinals

Sara Gibson, Reporter April 26, 2023

Kentucky womens tennis competed in the SEC Tournament at the Billingsley Tennis Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where the team ultimately fell to No. 3 Tennessee in the quarterfinals. Heading into...

Liam Draxl celebrates winning a set during the UK vs. Virginia tennis match on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 4-2. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

No. 5 Kentucky mens tennis defeat No. 4 Georgia for SEC Championship title

Sara Gibson, Reporter April 24, 2023

No. 5 Kentucky mens tennis took down No. 4 Georgia 4-3 in a tightly contested matchup to become the 2023 SEC Tournament champions. The Wildcats took the courts at the Yarbrough Tennis Center in Auburn,...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Florencia Urrutia and sophomore Lidia Gonzalez take a water break between sets on the bench during the Kentucky vs. Alabama womens tennis match on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Alabama won 4-1. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Kentucky womens tennis falls 4-2 to LSU on senior day

Natalia Kozlowski, Contributor April 18, 2023

On Sunday, Kentucky womens tennis (12-13, 4-9 SEC) fell 4-2 to the LSU Tigers at the Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky, for the team’s senior day. Before the game, the Wildcats honored three...

Kentucky Wildcats freshman Zoe Hammond waits for her singles opponent to serve during the Kentucky vs. Alabama womens tennis match on Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Alabama won 4-1. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

Kentucky womens tennis falls to Texas A&M 5-2

Luke Fetzer, Staff Reporter April 16, 2023

No. 57 Kentucky womens tennis was dismantled by a dominant Texas A&M team on April 14, losing 5-2 at home. The Cats had been struggling in the matches before the meeting with the Aggies, falling in...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Taha Baadi, left, talks to fifth year Alafia Ayeni 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

No. 5 Kentucky mens tennis concludes regular season with 5-2 win over No. 21 Florida

Sara Gibson, Reporter April 15, 2023

No. 5 Kentucky mens tennis traveled to Gainesville, Florida, on Friday where it defeated the Gators 5-2. The win marked the team’s second victory over Florida this season. Kentucky took the early...

Liam Draxl celebrates winning a set during the UK vs. Virginia tennis match on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 4-2. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky mens tennis nears end of season with championship ambitions intact

Sara Gibson, Reporter April 12, 2023

Kentucky tennis began its season strong, going a perfect 12-0 before dropping its first match of the season to TCU in the semifinals of ITA National Indoor Championships. After the tournament conference...

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