Men's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Set to Make Return in Road Tilt at No. 1 Ohio State

by Connor Link

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After a 10-day hiatus, the Kentucky men’s tennis team (6-4) is set to return to the court for a titanic matchup with the nation’s top-ranked unit, the Ohio State Buckeyes (13-0), on Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET at OSU Varsity Tennis Center.
 
The Buckeyes enter Wednesday just two days after claiming the ITA Indoor Team National Championship in a 4-2 rematch of last May’s NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Championship versus Wake Forest.
 
“We have a great opportunity ahead of us to play a team that is undefeated and just won an indoor national championship,” said UK volunteer assistant coach Mark Goldberg. “Our boys are looking forward to the challenge, and we will be ready to fight come match time.”
 
The last time Kentucky took the court, the Wildcats defeated former UK player and assistant coach Matt Emery’s Kennesaw State Owls 5-0 and 6-1 in back-to-back contests at Boone Tennis Center on Feb. 10.
 
The Cats’ only other true road match this season was against another nationally ranked opponent from the Big Ten Conference, then-No. 14 Illinois. The Fighting Illini emerged victorious by a 4-1 final on Feb. 8.
 
For the latest on Kentucky men’s tennis, follow @UKMensTennis on Twitter and @KentuckyMensTennis on Instagram, and follow the team on the web at UKAthletics.com.
 
 

– GO CATS –
For more information contact:
Connor Link (connor.link@uky.edu) – (859) 257-3838

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