Kentucky Standouts Fall at Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships

July 21, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky.- Top Kentucky players Megan Broderick and Eric Quigley fell in the first round of the main draw at the Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships on Tuesday after receiving wildcards.

Broderick, a Tampa, Fla. native, faced top seeded player in the tournament Kurumi Nara of Japan. Nara, ranked 112th in the Women’s Tennis Association, defeated the incoming senior 6-0, 6-1 in the feature match of Big Blue Night at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center.

Big Blue Night also featured a local celebrity exhibition match between Mark Krebs teamed with Coach Kyle Macy against men’s tennis associate head coach Cedric Kauffmann and Kentucky football player Marcus McClinton.

Earlier in the day, Pewee Valley, Ky. native, Eric Quigley resumed play from a match suspended due to rain on Tuesday with Alex Bogomolov Jr. The match was paused at 4-3 on serve for Bogomolov. The first set stayed tight and ended at 7-5 for Bogomolov. Quigley could not quite get a hold of Bogomolov and ended the match 5-7, 0-6.

While Broderick and Quigley will not move forward in singles, Broderick will join Georgia Tech star Irina Falconi in the women’s doubles draw. The pair will take on Kimberly Couts and Tetiana Luzhanska, the No. 2 seed in the tournament. The match time is set to be played not before 7pm as the feature match.