Wildcats Blank Aztecs, 7-0

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –Kentucky women’s tennis advanced to 2-1 on the season with a 7-0 shutout of San Diego State, with the Wildcats conceding just two sets throughout the nine singles and doubles matches.  

The No. 1-ranked doubles pairing of Mami Adachi and Aldila Sutjiadi found their footing after dropping their sets last weekend, handily defeating Tami Nguyen and Jana Buth, 6-1.  Justina Mikulskytė and Nadia Ravita secured the doubles point for the Wildcats with a 6-0 blanking of Dora Somoracz and Olivia Larsson, while Akvilė Paražinskaitė and Morgan Chumney played out their set and earned a 6-1 victory over Isabelle Hoorn and Taylor Lederman.

Moving into singles action, Kirsten Lewis was the first to pick up a win for the Wildcats with a takedown of Hoorn in matching 6-1 sets in No. 6 singles.  Mikulskytė, moving into the No. 3 singles spot for the first time this season, was the next to get a victory for the Cats in matching 6-3 sets.  From there, Paražinskaitė clinched the team win with her 6-1, 7-6(7) decision over Lederman in No. 5 singles.  

The Wildcats went to sweep the rest of singles, with Chumney defeating Paola Diazde Regules in No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-3, while Sutjiadi and Adachi also notched wins in No. 1 and 2 singles.  No. 97 Sutjiadi upset No. 50 Nguyen, taking the first set, 6-4, before dropping the second, 2-6.  She went on to overtake Nguyen in the deciding set, 6-1.  No. 100 Adachi also had a three-set victory against Kennedy Davis, winning the first set, 6-4.  She then dropped a 6-7(4) decision in the second set and won 10-8 in the third.

“We are very excited for our players today,” remarked head coach Carlos Dradá.  “We did a great job competing.  They came out and played a lot of things that we had been working on, and we’re hoping to do the same things tomorrow at a better level.”

Kentucky will remain in San Diego, making the short trip to the University of San Diego to take on the Toreros tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET.  

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Final Results
Doubles (Order of finish:  1-3-2)
1 – No. 1 Aldila Sutjiadi/Mami Adachi (UK) def. Tami Nguen/Jana Buth (SDSU), 6-1
2 –  Akvilė Paražinskaitė/Morgan Chumney (UK) def. Isabelle Hoorn/Taylor Lederman (SDSU), 6-1
3 – Justine Mikulskytė/Nadia Ravita (UK) def. Dora Somoracz/Olivia Larsson (SDSU), 6-0

Singles (Order of finish:  6-3-5-4-1-2)
1 –No. 97 Aldila Sutjiadi (UK) def. No. 50 Tami Nguyen (SDSU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-1
2 –No. 100 Mami Adachi (UK) def. Kennedy Davis (SDSU), 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-8
3 –Justina Mikulskytė (UK) def. Jana Buth (SDSU), 6-3, 6-3
4 – Morgan Chumney (UK) def. Paola Diazde Regules (SDSU), 6-4, 6-3
5 – Akvilė Paražinskaitė (UK) def. Taylor Lederman (SDSU), 6-1, 7-6(7)
6 – Kirsten Lewis (UK) def. Isabelle Hoorn (SDSU), 6-1, 6-1