Men's Tennis
Alafia Ayeni - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 6-3
  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown San Diego, Calif.
  • High school Westview HS
  • Previous School Cornell

2022-23 (Fifth-year)

  • First-Team All-SEC
  • NCAA Singles Tournament qualifier
  • Reached No. 18 in the ITA Singles Rankings
  • Went 18-9 during the dual season in singles, including 15-8 at second singles.
  • Led team with 11 wins against nationally-ranked opponents in singles
  • Named SEC Athlete of the Week on Feb. 15
  • Finished the season 14-15 in doubles, including 9-11 alongside Taha Baadi. Played all doubles matches on the first court
  • Had clinching win in SEC Tournament semifinals against Tennessee
  • Transferred to UK from Cornell
  • Reached the semifinals at the ATP Fairfield Challenger, defeating two-time Australian Open semifinals, Tennys Sandgren in the quarterfinals
  • Ranked No. 27 in the initial ITA fall singles rankings
  • Went 2-1 in fall singles

From Cornell

2021-22 (Senior)

  • Named All-Ivy First-Team in singles and doubles
  • Went 19-6 in singles competition and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament


  • Ivy League did not compete due to COVID-19

2019-20 (Junior)

  • Went 7-1 in singles during the dual season
  • Tallied a 4-4 doubles record

2018-19 (Sophomore)

  • Competed at the No. 1 singles position, posting a 9-7 record in dual matches
  • Earned All-Ivy League First Team
  • Ranked seventh in singles by the ITA in the Northeast region for the year

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year
  • Earned All-Ivy Second Team honors
  • Posted a 10-8 record in singles in dual matches
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