Men’s Tennis Durham Bound for Duke Sunday

DURHAM, N.C. – Following two victories in the season opener, the Kentucky men’s tennis team is headed on the road to Durham, N.C., to face the Duke Blue Devils on Sunday afternoon. The match is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

The University of Kentucky men’s tennis team opened its 2016 season with a bang on Friday, collecting two wins over in-state foes, as the Wildcats toppled Northern Kentucky (7-0) and Eastern Kentucky (7-0) to start the season off 2-0 for the fourth-straight season under head coach Cedric Kauffmann.

In the opening match, the freshman class that shined in Florida last weekend was strong again, as Enzo Wallert and Rytaro Matsumura teamed up to win 6-1 on court two in doubles as the freshman/freshman connection was strong all afternoon long. The veterans of the squad returned to go undefeated on Friday, as senior Kevin Lai teamed with junior Nils Ellefsen to record a 3-3 result (DNF) and sophomores William Bushamuka and Trey Yates breezed past Nick Lang and Blaine Carr of the Norse, 6-1 on court three.

The 13th-ranked Duke men’s tennis team opened the 2016 dual match season with a 6-1 triumph against Elon on Friday evening in their lone match thus far.

Following tomorrow’s match, the Wildcats will take a six day hiatus before facing Michigan in the friendly confines of Boone Tennis Center.

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