Kentucky to compete in ITA Regional in Knoxville
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Kentucky men’s tennis team will send four athletes to Knoxville, Tennessee this weekend to compete in the ITA Regional Championships hosted by the University of Tennessee. The tournament begins on Thursday, Oct. 20.
“I’m very excited about this weekend for these four guys,” assistant coach Matt Emery said. “They have had a great couple weeks of practice and I know they are itching to get back to competition. I’m really excited to see these guys compete and leave it all out there this weekend.”
Doubles pairings of Senior Nils Ellefsen/junior Trey Yates and senior Beck Pennington/sophomore Enzo Wallart will compete in the doubles draw. All four will compete in the singles draw as well. Ellefsen/Yates will take on Jason Holloway/Jacob Perkins from Wright State on Thursday at 8 a.m., while Pennington and Wallart have a bye to the second round.
In the singles bracket, Ellefsen will face Matt Bishop of Xavier at 10 a.m. on Friday. Yates will take on Ramon Von Flymen of Eastern Kentucky at 10 a.m. Wallart will face Lucas Andersen of Ball State at 11 a.m., and Pennington will play Diego Nunez of East Tennessee State at 12:30 p.m. Winners of these matches will play again on Thursday.
The ITA Regional Championships features some of the top men's and women's players across the country. Over 8,000 student-athletes from NCAA I, II, III, NAIA, Junior and Community Colleges compete across 85 ITA Regional Championships around the country. The winners of each draw will receive berths to the ITA National Indoor Championships on Feb. 17-20 hosted by the University of Virginia.