Kentucky Tennis Programs Await NCAA Bids
The University of Kentucky menís and womenís tennis programs are expected to receive NCAA Tournament bids when the selections for the 64-team fields are announced Wednesday. ESPNews will televise the NCAA Tournament announcements beginning at 4:30 p.m. EDT. The network can be found on DirecTV (channel 207), the Dish Network (channel 142) and in Lexington via Insight Communicationsí digital cable service.
In 2003, the Kentucky men and women played host to NCAA Regionals. The UK women defeated Hampton and Miami (Fla.) to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 where they fell to Georgia. The UK men defeated Hampton in the opening round before dropping a tight match to Ohio State.
The NCAA Tennis Regionals are set for next Friday through Sunday, May 14-16. The NCAA Menís Tennis Championships will be held May 22-31 in Tulsa, Okla., while the NCAA Womenís Tennis Championships are set for May 20-29 in Athens, Ga.