Kentucky Junior's Tournament Run Comes to a Close

Oct. 25, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Members of the University of Kentucky women's tennis team advanced through four days of the Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's Ohio Valley Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. Junior Megan Broderick advanced in singles to the quarterfinals where she faced No. 1 seed Caitlin Whoriskey. Broderick, the No. 5 seed, fell to the Tennessee Volunteer, 6-4, 6-4.

In preseason rankings Broderick is ranked No. 77 while Whoriskey sits at No. 27.

Broderick defeated three other opponents to get to her quarterfinal position. On Saturday the Wildcat played two matches and didn't allow more than three opponent games per set. Broderick earned wins over host school Cincinnati's Ksenia Slyncko, 6-2, 6-3, and Indiana's Evgeniya Verteshva, 6-1, 6-3.

The 2009 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships, the nation's premier collegiate indoor tennis tournament, is the second of three national championship events for college tennis this season. The ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships feature a 32-player singles field and 16-team doubles field for men and women, including: qualifiers from these Wilson/ITA Regional Championships held across the country, the ITA National Small College champions, and top performers from the ITA All-American Championships and at-large wild card selections made by the ITA National Tournament Committee. Overall, more than 7,000 players from nearly 600 schools participate annually in the ITA Regional and National Intercollegiate Championships. The official ITA website is www.itatennis.com.

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