Camp dates available at the end of July and early August
Wildcats play Wednesday at 3 p.m. vs. LSU at the SEC Tournament.
Ravita ranked 22nd nationally.
Freshman Nadia Ravita knocks off sixth-ranked Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar.
Former head coach one of seven elected in 2013 class
The University of Kentucky women's tennis team defeated Auburn on March 28, 2014 at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.
The University of Kentucky women's tennis team hosts Georgia on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the Boone Tennis Center.
WTEN vs. Arkansas, 030214
The University of Kentucky women's tennis team fell 5-2 to No. 4 Texas A&M on Sunday.
For the 2013-14 season, Carlos Drada enters into his ninth year as the head coach for the Kentucky women's tennis progam.
A former standout for the UK men's team, Drada helped build the program as an assistant before taking over the reins in 2006. Drada's first squad, in 2006, posted a 19-10 overall record and made a fifth consecutive appearance in the Sweet 16 round at the NCAA Championships. Kentucky also made a run to the title match of the SEC Tournament for the second consecutive year.
In 2007, Drada guided another youthful squad that played three freshmen and two sophomores to a 19-8 overall record, one win shy of the program's third 20-win season in five years. He coached seniors Kim Coventry and Joelle Schwenk to ITA Doubles All-America honors, the ninth and 10th athletes in school history to earn All-America distinctions.
In 2009, Drada led the Wildcats to a 9-0 mark to start the season, including the program's second win over Florida in school history. The Wildcats defeated six teams ranked in the top-50 overall, including upsets of No. 14 Clemson and No. 17 Alabama. By season's end UK had earned it's 19th NCAA Tournament bid while finishing with a No. 25 ranking.
Drada found great success while coaching Coventry, who reached theNCAA Singles Championships as well as the NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Carolina Escamilla. Coventry was one of just three SEC Players to appear in both the singles and doubles draws while finishing the year ranked 50th nationally. It wasn't just Coventry earning accolades as Drada guided each of UK's top six singles players to All-SEC honors, led by Schwenk, who earned first-team honors.
After a few rebuilding seasons, UK posted a winning record in 2013 and the Wildcats are poised for greater success in 2014.
In his short stint, Drada has also shown himself to be a dynamic recruiter, hauling in the nation'ss fourth-ranked recruiting class in 2007. Each freshman of the 2008 squad was named a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net.
Drada is recently married to Elena Simpson.
Drada's Collegiate Highlights