July 24, 2009
LEXINGTON, Ky. –
Megan Broderick and Caroline Lilley of the University of Kentucky women’s tennis team found themselves in the second round of the main draw of the Fifth Third tournament Friday afternoon after causing a major upset in the defeat of the No. 1 seed earlier this week. The Wildcat pair split sets with fellow main draw wildcard duo Courtney Dolehide and Amanda Fink, but ultimately fell in the super tie-breaker for a 6-2, 4-6, 10-8 result.
The first set was a struggle for the Cats, winning only two games. However, the pair rallied back in the second set just as they did against Mashona Washington and Yi Chen in the first round. Broderick and Lilley captured the first game and finally broke at 5-3. Dolehide and Fink started to close the gap by winning the next game making it 5-4.
Broderick and Lilley finished off the set with a 6-4 decision and took the match into a super tie-breaker. After an intense first half of the tie-breaker, the score sat at 6-all. Dolehide and Fink finished out the breaker to clinch the win, 10-8.
The Wildcats will return to action this September for the fall tournament season. The regular team competition season begins in January 2010.