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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 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

Key players from No. 11 Kentucky men’s tennis’ split weekend

Kai McClelland and Grace Brydges February 13, 2024

Kentucky men's tennis hosted No. 8 Harvard on Friday, Feb. 9, inside the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex and started the weekend off with a 5-2 victory against a team the Cats don’t see often.  Kentucky...

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

Three takeaways from Kentucky men’s tennis’ sweeping opening weekend

Kai McClelland and Sara Gibson January 22, 2024

Kentucky men’s tennis started the season on the right path, winning both games in its Monday doubleheader against Northern Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky. The Wildcats showed why they’re the No....

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...

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