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UK Men’s Tennis to Return to Action in Friday Doubleheader

UK Men’s Tennis to Return to Action in Friday Doubleheader

by Connor Link

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Following an 11-day hiatus from competition, the Kentucky Wildcats (7-4) are set to return to the playing court for a doubleheader at Hilary J. Boone Varsity Tennis Complex on Friday. The Cats will take on the Memphis Tigers (1-7) at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the Kennesaw State Owls (2-2) at 6 p.m.
Kentucky brings a 5-2 home record into Friday, while Memphis and Kennesaw State have just one combined road victory between the two sides. The Wildcats are led in singles play by a team-high seven singles wins from César Bourgois and a 7-1 record on the doubles court by Kevin Huempfner and Alexandre LeBlanc.
Memphis’ visit to Lexington is the last installment of a nine-match slate away from home to open the spring, while Kennesaw State’s first home match resulted in a 5-2 win over NJCAA foe ASA Miami last Saturday.
The Owls are guided by director of tennis Matt Emery, who played for the Wildcats from 2001-2004. The son of UK Athletics Hall of Fame coach Dennis Emery, he served six seasons as an assistant coach on the UK staff before taking the reins at KSU.
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