Men's Tennis Blanks Mississippi State 4-0

April 5, 2009


With the possibility of an inclement weather threat in Starkville, Miss., the No. 13 Kentucky men's tennis team rattled off four singles wins in less than two hours to blank No. 60 Mississippi State, 4-0, at the A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre Sunday afternoon.

Both teams agreed to suspend the contest as soon as one team reached four points prior to the match due to the possibility of poor weather conditions. The teams began the day playing singles. As a result, doubles was not contested.

UK (14-7, 4-4 SEC) won all four matches in straight sets.

Freshman Graeme Dyce was the first off the court. Dyce knocked off MSU's Chris Doerr 6-3, 6-2 on court five for the Cats' first win.

On court six, sophomore Alberto Gonzalez surrendered just three games in his victory. The Wildcat dispatched Bulldog Tanner Stump 6-1, 6-2 to give UK a 2-0 lead.

Freshman Eric Quigley knocked off his latest ranked opponent while playing his second straight match at the No. 2 slot. Quigley defeated No. 89 Artem Ilyushin 6-4, 6-1 to push the Cats advantage to 3-0.

Sophomore Brad Cox wrapped up Kentucky's match point by taking out MSU's Louis Cant 7-6(8), 6-2 on court three.

Freshman Alex Musialek was one game away from winning his match in straight sets on court four when the match was suspended. He led Bulldog Anotnio Lastre 7-5, 5-1 as the match was called.

No. 88 Ryan Farlow of MSU led No. 5 Bruno Agostinelli on court one at the time of the suspension. Farlow won the first set 6-4 and the foes were tied at three-all in the second.

With the loss, Mississippi State (5-12, 1-7 SEC) dropped its eighth-straight match overall and second in a row to UK.

The Wildcats travel to Champaign, Ill., to take on No. 12 Illinois at 3:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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Apr. 5, 2009
Starkville, Miss. (A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre)

#13 Kentucky 4, #60 Mississippi State 0

1. #88 Ryan Farlow (MSU) led #5 Bruno Agostinelli (UK) 6-4, 3-3, susp.

2. Eric Quigley (UK) def. #89 Artem Ilyushin (MSU) 6-4, 6-1
3. Brad Cox (UK) def. Louis Cant (MSU) 7-6(8), 6-2
4. Alex Musialek (UK) led Antonio Lastre (MSU) 7-5, 5-1, susp.
5. Graeme Dyce (UK) def. Chris Doerr (MSU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Alberto Gonzalez (UK) def. Tanner Stump (MSU) 6-1, 6-2

Order of finish: 5, 6, 2, 3*

Were not played