Commencement held Saturday
NCAA Selection Show to take place April 30, 5:00 p.m. ET
UK downs No. 9 Mississippi State, 4-2, in marathon match
Wildcats face No. 9 Mississippi State on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. CT
Rossi, Jomby, Lai collect singles wins in loss
Anthony Rossi Wins SEC Coaches' Indoors Singles Title
Fall 2011>> Had one of the best fall seasons on the team, finishing with a 17-2 record en route to a No. 36 ranking ... Best showing came at the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championships, where he became Kentucky's first singles winner at the event in over 23 years ... Last winner was Adam Malik in 1989 ... Defeated two ranked foes at the event in No. 87 Charlie Jones of Vanderbilt in the round of 16 and No. 10 Sadio Doumbia of Georgia in the final ... Enters the spring having won seven consecutive matches ... Advanced to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships, taking down a top-50 player along the way ... Only loss at that event came to fellow teammate Alex Musialek in the semifinals ... Started the fall in style, by taking down the fourth-ranked player in the nation in Henrique Cunha of Duke to win the Duke Fab Four Invitational singles title ... Won both his singles matches at the Rainbow Warrior Challenge in Hawaii ... Went 6-5 in doubles, mostly with Tom Jomby ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Southern Intercollegiate, while grabbing one win in the USTA/ITA Ohio Valley Regional Indoor Championships ... Also made it to the SEC Coaches' Indoor Championship round of 16.
Spring 2011>> Played extremely well as a sophomore, earning a dual-match record of 20-6 this season and an impressive 10-1 mark in SEC play ... 45-20 overall during his two years at UK and 27-10 this season overall ... Had one win over a ranked foe in singles in No. 82 Louis Cant of Mississippi State ... Won six of his last eight matches on the year that ended with a decision ... Gained some big wins for UK throughout the season, including a win that tied the match 3-3 and allowed UK to earn its first win at Florida since 1988 ... Performed well in doubles action, defeating two ranked doubles duos and posting a 14-11 dual-match record with partner Alex Musialek ... Musialek/Rossi led the team in doubles wins in SEC play with eight ... Had a six-match winning streak in doubles during the season, including wins over doubles duos from top-10 ranked Ohio State and Florida and SEC foe Auburn ... Won a thrilling doubles match against top-three ranked Ohio State, earning a 9-8 (5) win that sealed the UK point.
Prior to Kentucky>> Earned French ranking of -4/6 ... Won the individual championship Provence as a junior in 2008 ... Won the Rognac and Bacelonette tournaments in France as a senior ... Played on the Olympique de Marseille soccer team ... Held a French Juniors top 10 ranking.