Women’s Tennis Travels to Michigan to Continue Away Match Stretch
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s tennis (5-3) will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Friday to take on the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines (7-1) for a 3 p.m. EST matchup at the Varsity Tennis Center.
The Wildcats are looking for its second road victory of the 2023 campaign following a 4-3 victory over Purdue last week. The win was the first away W for UK so far this season.
Kentucky opened the match at Purdue by winning the doubles point for the seventh time in eight matches on the season. With Kentucky leading 1-0 in the match, the Cats started singles action swiftly, taking the first set on four of the six courts. However, Purdue was able to win back-to-back straight set matches at No. 3 and No. 5 Singles to take a brief 2-1 lead. Sophomore Ellie Eades would bring the Wildcats level with a clinical 6-2, 6-3 win a No. 4 Singles.
Playing on Court No. 1, No. 73 Urrutia would reclaim the Kentucky advantage with a 7-5, 6-4 victory. Purdue would once again tie the match with a win at No. 6, meaning the dual would be decided by the No. 2 Singles Match. In a tight, back-and-forth contest, Elizabeth Stevens was able to hold strong to seal the victory for the Wildcats.
Michigan is 7-1 so far on the spring season and is coming off a 5-2 away victory over Princeton last weekend.
The Cats and Wolverines hold an 8-8 all-time series record which started with Michigan winning the last five matches between the two programs.
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