Men's Tennis
Kentucky Set to Host Harvard for Saturday Super Regional

Kentucky Set to Host Harvard for Saturday Super Regional

by Cadee Pierce

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fifth-seeded Kentucky men’s tennis (26-2) welcomes the Harvard Crimson (22-6) for a NCAA Tournament Super Regional showdown this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Boone Tennis Complex.

The Wildcats find themselves in a rematch with the Crimson after defeating them earlier this season, 5-2, at the Boone Tennis Complex. Kentucky took the doubles point back in February with JJ Mercer and Joshua Lapadat defeating Harvard’s Cooper Williams and Daniel Milavsky, 6-4, to clinch. In the singles slot, Taha Baadi took down Williams in straight sets, Lapadat advanced over Henry von der Schulenberg in two quick sets, Charlelie Cosnet secured a singles victory over Melchior Delloye in straight sets and freshman Eli Stephenson rose above Harvard’s Masato Perera at a final score of 7-6(6), 6-2. Kentucky now holds a 6-5 advantage in the all-time series vs. Harvard and has won the last three battles.

Kentucky advanced to the round of 16 after defeating DePaul and Illinois a week ago in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats swept the Blue Demons last Friday, before coming from behind to take down Illinois, 4-3, on Saturday. UK split its doubles point record in the first two NCAA Tournament matches, however, senior Lapadat and freshman Jack Loutit claimed two singles victories apiece leading the Cats in the opening weekend set.

Harvard is coming off victories over Boston University and No. 22 Michigan State to advance to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. The Crimson have two ranked singles players, led by No. 15 Williams and No. 66 von der Schulenberg. The doubles squad of Williams and Milavsky sit in the top-20 ITA rankings at No. 19. Prior to the Crimson’s NCAA run, Harvard clinched a share of the 2024 Ivy title, marking its third consecutive championship, and 33rd in program history, with a 4-3 win over Princeton.

The Wildcats are hoping to reach the NCAA quarterfinals for the seventh time in program history and for the third-consecutive year. The 2024 quarterfinals, semifinals and team championship will be held at the Greenwood Tennis Center in Stillwater, Okla, May 16-25.

Nathan’s Taqueria truck will be available at the Boone for fans to purchase before and during the match. Fans unable to attend can follow along with live stats and streaming. Cracked Racquets will also have CrossCourt coverage of the Super Regional round on their YouTube channel.

Ticket Information

Tickets are available for purchase NOW to the general public through and the UK Ticket Office.

Tickets are $15, while youth ages 3-18 and seniors 65+ will have a discounted price at $10. Children ages 2 and under qualify for free admission. Additionally, all seating is general admission and Friday’s ticket is good for both matches. All tickets must be purchased in advance using the links provided.

Full-time University of Kentucky students are granted free admission by presenting their valid UK student ID at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex on match day with the free ticket provided by UKAD Marketing. Faculty/Staff ID’s, K Fund Sports Passes, and Junior Wildcat Club Passes WILL NOT be admitted for free and will need to purchase tickets via the public link.

Overall, fans are encouraged to purchase in advance to try and avoid long lines that may occur on the day of the matches.

All pre-purchased tickets will be available via mobile delivery. Ticket purchasers will be able to access their tickets electronically through My UK Account or the UK Athletics App after purchase using the email they purchased tickets with. Additional mobile ticket information may be found online at

Parking will be available in the lot directly across from the tennis facility, in the E-lot and C-16 lot near the UK Track Complex. Additional parking may be found in the green lot of Kroger Field. PS7 is pay-to-park on Friday. Saturday it will be open to public parking. Gates will open 1 hour prior to the first match each day at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.

For the latest on UK Men’s Tennis, follow the Wildcats on Twitter and Instagram at @UKMensTennis.

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