Women's Tennis Drops 4-0 Decision to No. 3 Florida

April 4, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  - The University of Kentucky women's tennis team lost to its second ranked opponent of the weekend Sunday when it dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 3 Florida at the Ring Tennis Complex. The match was called after the Gators earned the clinching point.        

The Gators quickly claimed the doubles point on courts No. 2 and 3. The top doubles match between UK's Caroline Lilley (Portland, Ore.) and Minnette Pienaar (Graaf-Reinet, South Africa) against Florida's 35th-ranked duo of Lauren Embree and Anastasia Revzina was abandoned at 6-2 for the Gators. UK senior Christine Johnston (Columbus, Ohio) and junior Megan Broderick (Tampa, Fla.) lost 8-2 to Caroline Hitimana and Joanna Mather. The Wildcat duo of freshman Elle Coldiron (Lexington, Ky.) and junior Nicole Scates (Lexington, Ky.) were taken down by the team of Claire Bartlett and Brittany Borsanyi 8-0.

Coldiron and Scates would let their singles matches slip away on courts No. 5 and 6. In the No. 5 singles slot, Coldiron succumbed to Bartlett 6-0, 6-0 to give Florida its first point, and Scates lost to Borsanyi 6-1, 6-1, at No. 6 singles.

The deciding point for Florida came when Caroline Hitimana defeated Pienaar on court No. 4, 6-2, 6-1.

On court No. 2, Lilley pulled ahead to 4-2 and won the first set 6-3 over No. 79 Marrit Boonstra of Florida. Boonstra led in the second set 4-2 when the match was left unfinished.

Also unfinished were the matches of No. 98 Broderick and Johnston on courts No. 1 and No. 3, respectively. Both Wildcats had lost their first sets. Broderick's match against 14th-ranked Embree was abandoned with Embree up 6-4, 2-3. Johnston trailed Revzina 6-4, 2-1 when the match also was abandoned.

Kentucky returns home to host LSU on Friday at 3 p.m. ET and Arkansas on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.

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

AGATE

Kentucky (2-16, 0-8 SEC) 0, No. 3 Florida (14-3, 7-1 SEC) 4

Doubles

1. No. 35 Embree/Revzina (UF) def. Lilley/Pienaar (UK) 6-2, dnf
2. Hitimana/Mather (UF) def. Broderick/Lilley (UF) 8-2
3. Bartlett/Borsanyi (UF) def. Coldiron/Scates (UK) 8-0

Singles

1. No. 14 Lauren Embree (UF) vs. No. 98 Megan Broderick (UK) 6-4, 3-2, dnf
2. Caroline Lilley (UK) vs. No. 79 Marrit Boonstra (UF) 6-3, 2-4, dnf
3. Anastasia Revzina vs. Christine Johnston (UK) 6-4, 2-1, dnf
4. Carolina Hitimana (UF) def. Minnete Pienaar (UK) 6-2, 6-1
5. Claire Bartlett (UF) def. Elle Coldiron (UK), 6-0, 6-0
6. Brittany Borsanyi (UF) def. Nicole Scates (UK), 6-1, 6-1

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