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Women’s Tennis Faces Defeat in Knoxville

Women’s Tennis Faces Defeat in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Kentucky women’s tennis (8-13, 2-10 SEC) fell to No. 17 Tennessee (16-6, 8-4 SEC) on Friday at Barksdale Tennis Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn., 4-0.

The Wildcats battled through two and a half hours of play against the Volunteers before ultimately facing defeat.

Beginning the afternoon with doubles play, Tennessee claimed the point to have a 1-0 advantage. Court 2 was the first to finish as Ellie Eades and Zoe Hammond fell to No. 76-ranked Alana Wolfberg and Esther Adeshina, 0-6. The doubles point was clinched on Court 3 as UK’s Maialen Morante and Julia Zhu were defeated by UT’s Catherine Aulia and Lauren Anzalotta, 5-1. Court 1 was left unfinished as No. 55 Elizabeth Stevens and Makayla Mills were up 5-3 over No. 15 Elza Tomase and Sofia Cabezas (UT).

In singles play, Court 5 was the first to complete as Ellie Myers fell to Tennessee’s Adeshina, 1-6, 0-6. With a 2-0 advantage, the Volunteers quickly claimed another point with a win on Court 4. Aulia defeated Zhu, 6-3, 6-0. Tennessee clinched the match with a win on Court 2 as Tomase came out on top against Stevens, 6-3, 6-4.

In the matches left unfinished, Hammond was victorious in her first set against No. 18-ranked Cabezas on Court 1, 6-3. The match was abandoned in the second set with the score sitting at 5-4 UT. Court 3 saw a tough battle between Wolfberg and Eades with the score left at 7-6 (6-2), 3-2 UT. Court 6 was the third and final match left unfinished as Mills sat up one set, 6-3, to Anzalotta. The second set was abandoned at 5-2 UT.

The Wildcats will close the regular season on the road on Sunday at Georgia before looking to the Southeastern Conference Tournament held in Athens, Ga. next week.


Kentucky at Tennessee

UK 0, UT 4


#15 Elza Tomase/Sofia Cabezas (TENN) vs. #55 Makayla Mills/Elizabeth Stevens (UK) 3-5, uf

#76 Alana Wolfberg/Esther Adeshina (TENN) def. Ellie Eades/Zoe Hammond (UK) 6-0

Catherine Aulia/Lauren Anzalotta (TENN) def. Julia Zhu/Maialen Morante (UK) 5-1



#18 Sofia Cabezas (TENN) vs. Zoe Hammond (UK) 3-6, 5-4, uf

Elza Tomase (TENN) def. Elizabeth Stevens (UK) 6-3, 6-4

Alana Wolfberg (TENN) vs. Ellie Eades (UK) 7-6 (6-2), 3-2, uf

Catherine Aulia (TENN) def. Julia Zhu (UK) 6-3, 6-0

Esther Adeshina (TENN) def. Ellie Myers (UK) 6-1, 6-0

Lauren Anzalotta (TENN) vs. Makayla Mills (UK) 3-6, 5-2, uf


Order of Finish:

Doubles— 2,3

Singles— 5,4,2

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