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Women’s Tennis Falls in St. Patrick’s Day Matinee

Women’s Tennis Falls in St. Patrick’s Day Matinee

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s tennis (7-7, 1-4 SEC) fell to Ole Miss (9-4, 3-2 SEC) on Sunday at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center, 4-0.

The Rebels swept the Wildcats in the first outdoors match of the 2024 home slate. Kentucky earned its first conference win on Friday against Mississippi State but has tallied losses against Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Auburn to begin conference competition.

The Wildcats began the St. Patrick’s Day matinee with Doubles play. The point was claimed by the Rebels as Briana Crowley and Ava Hrastar defeated the Kentucky duo of Elizabeth Stevens and Makayla Mills, 6-0. The point was clinched as the Wildcat tandem of Ellie Eades and Zoe Hammond fell in a tiebreak to Ludmila Kareisova and Ana Leclercq-Ficher, 6(3)-7(7). Court 3 was left unfinished as Lidia Gonzalez and Julia Zhu were tied 6-6 with Lucie Devier and Kelsey Mize.

In Singles competition, Court 2 was the first to finish as Gonzalez fell to Ole Miss’ Kareisova, 1-6, 0-6. Up 2-0, the Rebels found another scoring opportunity on Court 1 as Stevens battled through two sets facing defeat against Hrastar, 2-6, 3-6. With the clinch on the line, the Rebels closed the day on Court 4 where Leclercq-Ficher defeated Eades, 6-2, 6-4.

The Wildcats will be back on the road next weekend as they face LSU on Friday, March 22 and Texas A&M on Sunday, March 24.


Kentucky vs. Ole Miss

UK 0, UM 4


Crowley/Hrastar (UM) def. Mills/Stevens (UK) 6-0

Kareisova/Leclercq-Ficher (UM) def. Hammond/Eades (UK) 7(7), 6(3)

Zhu/Gonzalez (UK) vs. Devier/Mize (UM) 6-6 uf



Hrastar (UM) def. Stevens (UK) 6-2, 6-3

Kareisova (UM) def. Gonzalez (UK) 6-1, 6-0

Hammond (UK) vs. Crowley (UM) 6-4, 4-3 uf

Leclercq-Ficher (UM) def. Eades (UK) 6-2, 6-4

Zhu (UK) vs. Kette 4-6, 0-3 uf

Myers (UK) vs. Nova 6-3, 3-3 uf


Order of Finish:

Doubles— 1,2,

Singles— 2,1,4

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