Women's Tennis Plundered by Buccaneers, 4-3

March 23, 2010

 

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – The University of Kentucky women’s tennis team couldn’t quite manage East Tennessee State on Monday, losing 4-3 to the Buccaneers in the second of two home matches played at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center. The Wildcats defeated the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky 5-2 earlier in the afternoon.

The seasoned UK doubles pair of Christine Johnston (Columbus, Ohio) and Megan Broderick (Tampa, Fla.) continues its hot streak at No. 2 doubles, having won each of their last four doubles matches. The twosome beat ETSU’s Kelly Holtzhausen and Andra Voinea 9-7. UK’s No. 1 doubles team of Caroline Lilley (Portland, Ore.) and Minnette Pienaar (Graaf-Reinet, South Africa) won its second double match of the day, cruising past Paula Jaime and Karina Kedzo 8-1.

On the singles courts, the Wildcats faltered a bit. The Buccaneers took early wins on the back three courts. Court No. 3 saw Kentucky claim its first singles point. Johnston held a steady hand over Voinea succeeding 6-4, 6-4.

UK’s Broderick and ETSU’s Hotlzhausen battle throughout a three-set thriller at No. 1 singles that was decided by tie breaker, with the Buccaneer claiming 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) come-from-behind win.

The Wildcats registered their third point at  No. 2 singles where Lilley won a three-set battle with Jaime 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
Kentucky next will take on Auburn at home on Friday at 12 p.m. ET.

Stay tuned to UKathletics.com for complete coverage of UK women’s tennis.

AGATE

East Tennessee State (11-3) 4, Kentucky (2-12) 3

Singles

1. Kelly Holtzhausen (ETSU) def. No. 123 Megan Broderick (UK) 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
2. Caroline Lilley (UK) def. Paula Jaime (ETSU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
3. Christine Johnston (UK) def. Andra Voinea (ETSU) 6-4, 6-4
4. Diana Navrostska (ETSU) def. Minnette Pienaar (ETSU) 6-0, 6-4
5. Karina Kedzo (ETSU) def. Elle Coldiron (UK) 6-0, 6-0
6. Tara Sheets (ETSU) def. Nicole Scates (UK) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

1. Caroline Lilley/Minette Pienaar (UK) def. No. 78 Paula Jaime/Karina Kedzo (ETSU) 8-1
2. Megan Broderick/Christine Johnston (UK) def.  Kelly Hotlzhausen/Andra Voinea (ETSU) 9-7
3. Diana Navrostska/Tara Sheets (ETSU) vs. Elle Coldiront/Nicole Scates (EKU) 8-1

Order of finish: Doubles 1, 2, 3* Singles: 5, 6, 4, 3, 1*, 2

-GO CATS-

Contacts:

Mo McReynolds (mo.mcreynolds@uky.edu or 859-257-3838) and
Andre Foushee (foushee@uky.edu or 859-797-7871)