Kentucky Receives No. 4 Overall Seed for 2023 NCAA Tournament
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 2023 NCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament field was announced on Monday night with Kentucky receiving the No. 4 overall seed in the 64-team field. The Wildcats will host Northwestern, UCLA and Presbyterian for the opening weekend of competition this Friday and Saturday at the Boone Tennis Center.
Friday’s first round matchups will pit UK against Presbyterian and Northwestern vs. UCLA. The two winning teams will then square off on Saturday, with the victor of that match advancing to next weekend’s Super Regional.
Tickets are on-sale NOW to the general public through UKathletics.com and the UK Ticket Office. Tickets are $10, while children ages 2-18 and seniors 65+ will have a discounted price at $8. All seating is general admission. Friday’s ticket is good for both matches. Children aged 2 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. All tickets must be purchased in advance using the links provided.
Full-time University of Kentucky students may show their valid UK student ID at the ticket trailer outside Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex on match day for a free ticket, paid for by UK Athletics.
Tickets will be available via mobile delivery. Ticket purchasers will be able to access their tickets electronically through My UK Account (am.ticketmaster.com/uky/) or the UK Athletics App after purchase using the email they purchased tickets with. Additional mobile ticket information may be found online at UKAthletics.com/mobiletickets. Gates open 1 hour prior to the first match of the day.
This year’s NCAA Tournament bid marks the seventh-straight for Kentucky and their ninth under head coach Cedric Kauffmann. The 2023 season is also the third-consecutive year in which the Wildcats are serving as a host for the opening weekend as a top-16 seed. UK was the No. 8 seed in last year’s tournament, making a run to the championship match before eventually finishing as the national runner-up.
Kentucky has gone 24-4 this season, including a 12-1 record at home. The Wildcats won the SEC Tournament title for the second time in program history, taking down the regular season champs, Georgia, in the championship match.
The Southeastern Conference will send 10 representatives to the big dance overall, the most of any conference in the nation. Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Mississippi State all earned top-16 seeds and will host the first and second rounds.
Friday, May 5 –
Match One: Northwestern vs. UCLA – 10 a.m.
Match Two: No. 4 Kentucky vs. Presbyterian – 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 6 –
Match Three: Winner of match 1 vs. winner of match 2 – 1 p.m.