Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Men’s Tennis Serves Up 2014 Season with Doubleheader

uk tennis men 300LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky men’s tennis team will kick off its 2014 spring season on Friday afternoon with a doubleheader at the Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Center. The Wildcats will face the Dayton Flyers at 1 p.m. ET, with the back end of the doubleheader being at 5 p.m. ET against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.

The 2014 season will mark Kauffmann’s second season at the helm of the Wildcats, coming off of a 22-12 season, in which he led the Wildcats to a fourth-straight NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance for the first time in program history.

Kentucky begins the season ranked No. 9 in the nation, and returns five of six singles courts, and five of its six doubles players from a year ago.

In doubles, UK will be led by standout senior, Tom Jomby and sophomore Kevin Lai, who together in 2013 were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Americans in doubles, finishing the season ranked in the top 10 for doubles.

Kentucky has three ranked players to begin the season in singles, with sophomore Beck Pennington leading the way for the Wildcats at No. 55. After an offseason injury, Jomby, a singles and doubles All-American from 2013 returns at full strength to the singles rotation at No. 68 in the rankings and will play No. 1 singles for Kauffmann. Joining Pennington, also ranked for the first time in his career in Lai, who will begin the season ranked No. 97 in singles.

The Wildcats as a team will start the season ranked No. 9 in the nation, as one of three teams (Georgia 3rd, Tennessee 6th) from the Southeastern Conference ranked in the top 10 to start the season. The SEC makes up eight of the top 16 teams in the rankings.

For continuing coverage of UK men’s tennis, log on to UKathletics.com.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted

Stock Report

button coupons
1 DOW 17,827.75
+12.81 (0.07%)    
2 S&P 2,072.83
+5.80 (0.28%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,787.32
+29.06 (0.61%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Citizen Sounds Off About Library

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (11/26/14) — Here we go again, the library, or should I say, “the black hole.” On Nov 18, the Dulin… Read More

Call for Help Results in Arrest for Possession of Synthetic Drugs, Handgun Charges

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/25/14) — Madisonville Police responded to a complaint call of a man with a gun at a Coleman… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

November 21, 2014 7021

Man Accused of Assaulting Coach During Basketball…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
November 22, 2014 4702

One Injured in Two Vehicle Collision in Greenville

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Miria Thomas
November 21, 2014 4405

Crashing Dump Trucks in Work Zone Cause Pennyrile…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
November 21, 2014 3641

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 3452

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 21, 2014 3017

Swimming and Diving Closes Fall Season at Ohio…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
November 24, 2014 2852

Two Charged for Possession of Meth After…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by MCSO/PIO Alex Piper
November 20, 2014 2666

Local Church Prepares for 'Return to Bethlehem'

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
November 21, 2014 2651

Kentucky Employers to Save About $112 million

in General News For All Sites by Cathy Lindsey
November 20, 2014 2610

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 20, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

November 25, 2014 2456

Madisonville Man Charged for Selling Cocaine

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 2311

Call for Help Results in Arrest for Possession of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1559

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Nov. 25, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
November 25, 2014 1544

Slow Cook a Turkey for a Tasty Thanksgiving Feast

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 25, 2014 1445

Protect Your Home When Traveling This Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
November 24, 2014 1356

KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
November 25, 2014 1277

Muhlenberg Job Corps Recognizes Employee of the…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Karen Robinson
November 25, 2014 1173

Construction Projects Suspended to Ease Holiday…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Tolliver
November 25, 2014 1040

Parking Committee 2015 Meeting Schedule

in Owensboro News by Beth Cecil
November 25, 2014 1007

Bake Sale Held for Two Year-Old Burn Victim

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss