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Women’s Tennis Celebrates Seniors, Falls 0-4 to Florida

Women’s Tennis Celebrates Seniors, Falls 0-4 to Florida

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s tennis (8-12, 2-9 SEC) fell to No. 13 Florida (12-7, 8-2 SEC) on Sunday at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center, 0-4.

The Wildcats celebrated their graduating seniors, Maialen Morante and Makayla Mills, prior to the match. Athletic trainer Emalee Johnson, intern Jenna Putt, and racquet stringer/manager Isabelle Kauffmann were also honored for their upcoming graduations as well.

Beginning the afternoon with doubles play, Florida claimed the point to have a 1-0 advantage. Court 3 was the first to finish as Ellie Myers and Julia Zhu fell to Rachel Gailis and Bente Spee, 0-6. The Gators clinched the point with a win on Court 2 as Carly Briggs and Qavia Lopez defeated Ellie Eades and Zoe Hammond, 6-4. Court 1 was left unfinished with the score sitting at 5-3 as No. 44 Makayla Mills and Elizabeth Stevens were up over the No. 30-ranked pair of Alicia Dudeney and Malwina Rowinska.

In singles play, Court 3 was the first to complete as Eades fell to Florida’s Briggs, 4-6, 0-6. With a 2-0 advantage, the Gators quickly claimed another singles point with a win on Court 5. Lopez defeated UK’s Myers, 6-3, 6-0. Florida clinched the match as Zhu fell to Dudeney on Court 4, 4-6, 0-6.

The Wildcats will close the season on the road on Friday at Tennessee and Sunday at Georgia before looking to the Southeastern Conference Tournament held in Athens, Ga.


Kentucky vs. Florida

UK 0, UF 4


#44 Makayla Mills/ Elizabeth Stevens (UK) vs. #30 Alicia Dudeney/Malwina Rowinska (UF) 5-3 uf

Carly Briggs/Qavia Lopez (UF) def. Ellie Eades/Zoe Hammond (UK) 6-4

Rachel Gailis/Bente Spee (UF) def. Ellie Myers/Julia Zhu (UK) 6-0



Zoe Hammond (UK) vs. #13 Rachel Gailis (UF) 3-6, 4-3 uf

Elizabeth Stevens (UK) vs. Sara Dahlstrom (UF) 7-5, 0-2 uf

Carly Briggs (UF) def. Ellie Eades (UK) 6-2, 6-0

Alicia Dudeney (UF) def. Julia Zhu (UK) 6-4, 6-0

Qavia Lopez (UF) def. Ellie Myers (UK) 6-3, 6-0

Makayla Mills (UK) vs. Bente Spee (UF) 6-6 uf


Order of Finish:

Doubles— 3,2

Singles— 3,5,4

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