Centre Court Video
Centre Court Video
The last few years have been a very successful run for the UK men's tennis team. With the tremendous play of recently departed Bruno Agostinelli, the rise of future star Eric Quigley, and the amazing and inspiring U.S. Open run by UK graduate Jesse Witten, UK tennis fans have had much to cheer for. Now, ukathletics.com wants you to be able to remember and relive all these great moments with our new video vault, "Video Centre Court." The video vault will be your home for all of UK men's tennis videos. Check back throughout the year for all the videos, but to start, scroll below and see the three biggest men's tennis news stories for 2009.
ESPNU Feature on Head Coach Dennis Emery
2010 NCAA Highlights
Representing Canada, former Kentucky tennis player Bruno Agostinelli defeated Ivan Miranda in four sets in the deciding rubber match to clinch a 3-2 Davis Cup victory for his home country over host Peru. The victory came in an Americas Group I first-round playoff on the red clay outdoors at the Club Lawn Tennis De La Exposicion in Lima in mid July.
Agostinelli's match, the last on the schedule, was suspended due to darkness Sunday evening with the former UK All-American leading Miranda, ranked No. 547 in the world, 7-6(5), 1-6, 6-3. The unlikely scenario gave Agostinelli a chance to be the hero Monday afternoon by clinching the win for Canada while recording his first Davis Cup victory.
He did just that, taking the fourth set 6-4 for the win. Watch the entire match below and stay tuned after the match for Agostinelli's speech to the UK Athletics family at the 2009 CATSPY Awards after he was awarded K-Association Male Athlete of the Year.
Jesse Witten, one of the most decorated Kentucky men's tennis players in schools annals, had a memorable run through the US Open this past summer advancing to the third round. Witten played in several big tournaments for the Wildcats during his time at Kentucky, including going to the NCAA Singles finals. Below you can see some of the highlights from his remarkable run through the US Open, including an interview with Witten that aired on the ESPN family of networks after he advanced to the third round of the tournament to face No. 4 Novak Djokovic.
A day after winning the ITA Ohio Valley Regional Singles Title, UK tennis sophomore Eric Quigley faced the media to talk about his tournament win. Quigley's win at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional was just one part of a very impressive fall that the Pewee Valley, Ky., native put together. Quigley looks to lead the Wildcats this spring when UK starts it spring meet schedule. Below you can see the press conference in its entirety.