Men's Tennis
Stefanik Wins John Stimpson Main Draw at SEC Coaches Classic

Stefanik Wins John Stimpson Main Draw at SEC Coaches Classic

Ky. – Kentucky men’s tennis wrapped up play at the SEC Coaches Classic on the
campus of the University of Alabama. The Wildcats picked up two wins on the
final day of competition.

I thought this was another really good weekend,” assistant coach Matt Emery
said. “All four guys played hard and played every point, which is something we
had been emphasizing.”

singles competition, junior Jake Stefanik took home the John Stimpson main draw
trophy with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Julian Saborio of LSU. In consolation play,
junior Gus Benson lost to Ritchie Kruunenberg of Alabama 6-1, 6-3 in the draw

“It was
a great accomplishment for Jake,” Emery said. “He played really well all
weekend and beat several SEC starters handily. I was really proud of him for
finishing the job today against a really good player.”

Trey Yates competed in the finals of the Jeff Robinson Draw and fell to Alabama’s
Mazen Osama 6-2, 6-3.

“It was
another solid weekend for Trey, making another final,” Emery added. “He picked
up several impressive wins and just lost to a really good player in the final.”

doubles play, the pairing of Benson/Stefanik won the consolation bracket of the
Ellis Ferreira draw with an 8-6 victory over Juan Marino and Adam Sanjurjo of
Arkansas. In the Andy Solis draw, the duo of Dominguez/Yates fell to
Krunnenberg/Nesterov of Alabama in a hard-fought 8-7(5) match. 

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