Kentucky Clinches 4-1 Victory Over San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – No. 22 Kentucky women’s tennis ends a successful trip to the Golden State with a clinch victory over the University of San Diego, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon.  The Wildcats advance to 3-1 on the season, while the Toreros fall to 2-1.

The Wildcats secured the first point of the match with a sweep of doubles action.  Moving into the No. 1 spot for the match, Morgan Chumney and Akvilė Paražinskaitė blanked USD’s Drew Spinosa and Dana Oppinger, 6-0.  From there, the No. 3 pairing of Justina Mikulskytė and Nadia Ravita handed Colomba DiFilippo and Maria-Paula Torres a 6-4 loss.  In No. 2 singles, Aldila Sutjiadi paired up with Kirsten Lewis, taking down Shani Blecher and Marta Stojanovic in a 6-3 decision.

Ravita was the first to complete singles play in the No. 3 spot, handily defeating Sophia Chow in 6-0, 6-2 sets.  No. 97 Sutjiadi took the first set against Stojanovic in No. 1 singles in a smooth 6-1 victory, but was pushed to extra games in the second before pulling away with a 7-5 set to clinch the win.  

UK saw its first loss of the match come in No. 5 singles, when Blecher took down Paražinskaitė, 6-3, 7-6(0).  But the Blue and White would clinch the victory with Mikulskytė earning the fourth point for Kentucky with a 7-6(5), 7-6(4) battle with Spinosa in the No. 2 singles spot.

Before their matches were abandoned, Chumney was tied at 1-1 in the third set against Oppinger after winning the first set, 6-4, and dropping a 3-6 second set, while Lewis was at 2-3 in the third after a 6-1 victory in the first and a 5-7 setback in the second to DiFilippo in No. 6 singles.  

Kentucky will continue its road swing in its next outing, traveling to Champaign, Ill., for a matchup against No. 53 Illinois.  The Wildcats will take on the Fighting Illini on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. ET.

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Final Results
Doubles (Order of finish:  1-3-2)
1 – Morgan Chumney/Akvilė Paraźinskaitė (UK) def. Drew Spinosa/Dana Oppinger (USD), 6-0
2 –  Aldila Sutjiadi/Kirsten Lewis (UK) def. Shani Blecher/Marta Stojanovic (USD), 6-3
3 – Justine Mikulskytė/Nadia Ravita (UK) def. Colomba DiFilippo/Maria-Paula Torres (USD), 6-4

Singles (Order of finish:  3-1-5-2)
1 –No. 97 Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) def. Marta Stojanovic (USD), 6-1, 7-5
2 – Justina Mikulskytė (UK) def. Drew Spinosa (USD), 7-6(5), 7-6(4)
3 – Nadia Ravita (UK) def. Sophia Chow (USD), 6-0, 6-2
4 – Morgan Chumney (UK) vs. Dana Oppinger (USD), 6-4, 3-6, 1-1 abandoned
5 – Shani Blecher (USD) def. Akvilė Paražinskaitė (UK), 6-3, 7-6(0)
6 – Kirsten Lewis (UK) vs. Colomba DiFilippo (USD), 6-1, 5-7, 2-3 abandoned