Men's Tennis Falls to No. 13 Ole Miss in Oxford
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The University of Kentucky men's tennis team fell 4-0 to the No. 13 Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday afternoon in the Wildcats final regular season road match of the 2015 season.
Ole Miss was able to secure a tightly contested doubles point with a tiebreak win on court two, 7-6, in addition to its win on court one. The Wildcats pairing of William Bushamuka and Trey Yates collected the Wildcats doubles win on court three, with a 6-3 win over the Rebels pairing of William Kallberg and Grey Hamilton.
In singles, it was courts one, five and six that clinched the match for the Rebels. Ole Miss made it 2-0 with a win on court six as Hamilton collected a straight-sets win over the Wildcats freshman six man Jake Stefanik, 7-5, 6-2.
The Rebels would increase their lead to 3-0 in the match, as Ole Miss's No. 15 Nik Scholtz knocked off No. 62 Beck Pennington, 6-4, 6-3 on court one in the featured match.
Ole Miss would secure the win on court five, as Kallberg defeated UK's Nils Ellefsen in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.
In matches that did not finish, UK was up a set on court two and three, with court four locked in a 2-2 tie in the third set that was on serve.
UK will conclude the regular season next weekend in Lexington, as the Wildcats welcome in the Florida Gators on Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. ET before a 1 p.m. ET showdown with the Auburn Tigers on Sunday to cap off the regular season.
No. 13 Ole Miss 4, Kentucky 0
Palmer/Salloum Tennis Center
-- Oxford, Miss.
April 4, 2015
Doubles (Order of finish: 1, 3, 2*)
1- Nik Scholtz/Zvonimir Babic (OM) def. No. 59 Beck Pennington/Kevin Lai (UK) 6-4
2- Gustav Hansson/Stefan Lindmark (OM) def. Jerry Lopez/Nils Ellefsen (UK) 7-6
3- William Bushamuka/Trey Yates (UK) def. William Kallberg/Grey Hamilton (OM) 6-3
Singles (Order of finish: 6, 1, 5*)
1- No. 15 Nik Sholtz (OM) def. No. 62 Beck Pennington (UK) 6-4. 6-3
2- Jerry Lopez (UK) led No. 84 Stefan Lindmark (OM) 7-6, 0-3 (DNF)
3- William Bushamuka (UK) led Gustav Hansson (OM) 6-3, 4-5 (DNF)
4- Trey Yates (UK) vs. William Kallberg (OM) 3-6, 6-2, 2-2 (DNF)
5- Vinod Gowda (OM) def. Nils Ellefsen (UK) 6-4, 6-3
6- Gray Hamilton (OM) def. Jake Stefanik (UK) 7-5, 6-2
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