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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 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...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Liam Draxl celebrates after scoring a point 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. 6 Kentucky mens tennis triumphs 4-2 over Vanderbilt on senior day

Ainsley Saurers, Reporter April 9, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis took down the Vanderbilt Commodores on Sunday, securing a 4-2 win on senior night. The victory marked the 20th regular season win for the Cats with a little over a week left...

Kentucky Wildcats fifth-year senior Alafia Ayeni hits the ball during the No. 4 Kentucky vs. Dayton mens tennis season opener match on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at the Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 5-0. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 4 Kentucky mens tennis falls to No. 14 Tennessee 4-0 on the road

Colton Johnson, Reporter April 3, 2023

No. 4 Kentucky mens tennis was held scoreless for the first time this year on Sunday as it fell 4-0 to No. 14 Tennessee at the Dr. Robert L. Barksdale Tennis Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The loss...

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. 4 Kentucky mens tennis falls to No. 8 Georgia 5-2

Sara Gibson, Reporter April 1, 2023

No. 4 Kentucky mens tennis traveled to Athens, Georgia, on Friday where the team fell 5-2 to No. 8 Georgia, breaking a seven-match win streak and dropping only its second SEC match of the season. Starting...

Kentucky Wildcats fifth year senior Alafia Ayeni waits on the ball during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 33 Ole Miss Tennis Match Friday, March 24, 2023, at Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis prevails over No.12 Mississippi State 4-3

Sara Gibson, Reporer March 27, 2023

Following Friday's sweep of Ole Miss, No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis extended its winning streak to seven with a 4-3 win over No. 12 Mississippi State. To begin doubles play, No. 25 doubles pair Alafia...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Liam Draxl prepares to hit the ball  during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 33 Ole Miss Tennis Match Friday, March 24, 2023, at Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-0. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky mens tennis sweeps Ole Miss 4-0 for sixth straight win

Drew Johnson, Staff Reporter March 25, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis defeated No. 33 Ole Miss 4-0 in Lexington on Friday. The Wildcats left the Rebels scoreless in the match to advance to second in the conference and a half game back from...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Liam Draxl 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

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis takes down Alabama 6-1 on the road

Colton Johnson, Reporter March 20, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis (17-2) picked up its fifth straight win of the season on Saturday after it defeated Alabama (9-9) 6-1 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The win rounded out a three day stay in Alabama...

Kentucky Wildcats fifth year Alafia Ayeni 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 mens tennis defeats Auburn 4-3 to earn fourth consecutive SEC win

Drew Johnson, Staff Reporter March 19, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis took down No. 22 Auburn 4-3 on the road this past Thursday to earn its fifth win over teams ranked within the ITA top 25. The Wildcats opened the match winning the doubles...

Kentucky Wildcats fifth year Alafia Ayeni 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

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis sweeps Arkansas 7-0

Noah Wehby, Reporter March 12, 2023

No. 6 Kentucky mens tennis completed its first sweep in SEC play as they shutout Arkansas 7-0. Fifth-year senior Alafia Ayeni and senior Taha Baadi shined as they beat a ranked doubles opponent for...

Kentucky Wildcats senior Liam Draxl celebrates after scoring a point 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 mens tennis dominates LSU 6-1

Drew Johnson, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

Kentucky mens tennis defeated SEC rival LSU convincingly on Wednesday to improve to an impressive 14-2 on the season. The cold Lexington air brought out the best in the Cats, who won the doubles point...

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