Men's Tennis
Joshua Lapadat - Men's Tennis - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • height 6-1
  • Weight 162
  • class Senior
  • Hometown London, Ontario

2023-24 (Senior): Team captain … All-SEC First Team … ITA All-American in doubles with JJ Mercer … No. 3 seed in NCAA Doubles Tournament with JJ Mercer … Peaked at No. 4 in the ITA Doubles Rankings … Peaked at No. 85 in the ITA Singles Rankings … Finished the spring with a 12-10 singles record, playing primarily at No. 2 singles where he was 11-8 … Was 3-6 against nationally ranked opponents and 6-5 in SEC play … 2-0 in singles during SEC Tournament run … 16-6 in doubles dual matches with JJ Mercer, all on the No. 1 doubles court … 8-3 against nationally ranked opponents in doubles … 3-0 in doubles during SEC Tournament run … Had four clinches on the season … SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Did not play during fall season …

2022-23 (Junior): First-Team All-SEC … NCAA Singles Tournament Qualifier, reaching round of 32 …  Ohio Valley Region Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship award winner … ITA Indoor Nationals All-Tournament Team at both No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles … SEC Tournament MVP … Finished the spring with a 23-4 singles record, the most wins on the team … Was 7-3 in singles against nationally ranked opponents … Had a 15-6 doubles record alongside partner JJ Mercer … Combining ITA Indoor Nationals, the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament, Lapadat went 9-0 in singles and 6-1 in doubles … Began the spring at No. 14 in the ITA singles rankings … Peaked at No. 38 in the ITA doubles rankings … Had six clinches on the spring, the second most on the team … Was clincher in 4-3 wins against both USC, Texas A&M and Mississippi State … SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Fall singles record of 4-1… Fall doubles record of 2-1.

2021-22 (Sophomore): Named to All-SEC Tournament team, All-SEC Second team, SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Finished with a 21-4 dual match record, including a perfect 11-0 against SEC opponents … Finished with the second-most wins in singles, going 30-8 overall … Defeated USC’s No. 59 Lodewijk Westrate 6-3, 7-6(3) to help team advance to the Elite Eight of the ITA Indoor Championship … Reached his highest ranking in singles of No. 37 twice, on February 9 and March 9 … Finished the year in the ITA Singles Rankings at No. 121 … Claimed match-clinching point in No. 12 Kentucky’s 4-3 victory over No. 5 Tennessee … Appeared in the doubles rankings with two different partners, reaching No. 22 with JJ Mercer on February 9 and No. 87 with Gabriel Diallo on April 13 … Hold the most doubles wins on the team with a 15-8 record … Defeated Georgia’s No. 14 Trent Bryde and Philip Henning, 6-4, with Diallo … Finished fall season 9-4 in singles and 8-1 in doubles with Mercer … earned match clinching point three times, including against Northwestern in the NCAA Tournament, helping UK earn a 4-2 win.

2020-21 (Freshman):  Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … Recorded 5-1 singles record in fall and 1-5 doubles record in fall … Began spring ranked No. 7 in ITA Freshman/Newcomer rankings and No. 123 in singles rankings … Appeared in every ITA singles rankings, peaking at No. 84 … Recorded 7-6 doubles record in spring … Defeated No. 80 Raphael Lambling and Phillip Jordan 6-4 alongside Alexandre LeBlanc and clinched winning singles point with 6-4, 6-3 win over Jake Beasley in No. 22 Kentucky’s 4-2 win over No. 10 South Carolina on April 2.

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