uk tennis women 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (10/19/13) — The University of Kentucky women's tennis team had success during the qualifying rounds at the USTA/ITA Regionals hosted by the University of Memphis.

Stephanie Fox had a great day winning both qualifying singles rounds and will compete in the main draw singles. Fox beat both of her opponents in only two sets, with only one opponent winning more than one game in a set.

"It was a long day," Fox said. "I'm happy with the way we fought on every court in every match."

CeCe Witten had little trouble in taking down her Evansville opponent, Mina Milovic in the first round of qualifiers. She claimed both sets of the match, 6-2 and 6-1. Witten fell to Miami's Chloe Heerden in the final round of qualifying singles. Heerden claimed the first set 6-1, but Witten fought her way back to win the second set 6-4 and force a tiebreak. Heerden won the final set, 6-2 and won the match.

Kirsten Lewis and Fox participated in the qualifying doubles. They dominated the first round beating Claire Mulvadi and Jovana Pecovski from Chattanooga, 8-2. In the finals of the qualifiers, the UK tandem had a tough time pulling ahead of Miami's Ana Rajkovic and Heerden, but came out with the win, 8-7 (5).

"It feels amazing to win that match," Lewis said. " I'm proud of how we fought together when we were down."

Fox and Lewis will join three other Kentucky duos in the main draw doubles action. They will compete on Saturday at 9 a.m. ET.

"I'm ready to have a great day," head coach Carlos Drada said. " The ladies are prepared and will compete again tomorrow all day."

For updates, follow @UKWomensTennis on Twitter and like the Kentucky Women's Tennis page on Facebook.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Quianna Lige, UK Athletics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5881

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5419

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5176

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5107

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4278

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4113

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13798

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11621

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 30, 2015 2454

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 1980

Juvenile Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 30, 2015 1545

Two Charged in Bremen Meth Bust

by Sheriff Curtis McGehee
March 29, 2015 1156

Huge Turnout Joins to Support Shanice Bean Family

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 1001

Report of Suspicious Man Ends with PI, Meth…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 29, 2015 995

Should Inactivity be Classified as a Disease?

by Mallory Powell
March 30, 2015 980

Man Charged for Selling Drugs from Red Cardinal…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 29, 2015 857

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 29, 2015 764

North American Stainless to Make $150 Million…

by Office of the Governor
March 29, 2015 693

Market Commentary - March 29, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin