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No. 30 Kentucky Falls to No. 11 Florida, Earns No. 10 Seed at SEC Tournament

Junior Kelsey Dieters was the only Wildcat to score against Florida.

Junior Kelsey Dieters was the only Wildcat to score against Florida.

April 13, 2014

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. - In the regular season finale, the No. 30 University of Kentucky women's tennis team fell to No. 11 Florida, 4-1, Sunday afternoon at the Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville, Fla.

The doubles competition propelled Florida to a 1-0 lead early. Florida's No. 24-rated doubles tandem of Sofie Oyen and Belinda Woolcock defeated UK's 62nd-rated Nadia Ravita and Aldila Sutjiadi, 8-5, to give the Gators the advantage. The Gators' Alexandra Cercone and Brianna Morgan clinched the 1-0 lead with an 8-5 win at No. 3 singles over Kirsten Lewis and Emdée Morin-Kougoucheff.

Kentucky junior Kelsey Dieters scored the lone point for the Wildcats at the No. 3 singles position. Dieters, who is 13-10 on the season has won 7 matches at No. 3 for UK during Southeastern Conference competition. Dieters knocked off Florida's No. 29 Cecerone, 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Florida earned a 3-1 advantage by taking singles points on courts five and one. Sutjiadi did her best to extend the match at No. 2 by forcing a decisive third set. The Gators' Olivia Janowicz secured the win for the home team behind a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win, however. 

Kentucky finishes the regular season 15-10 overall and 5-8 in conference play, earning the 10th seed in the SEC Tournament set to take place on the campus of the University of Missouri. The Wildcats received a bye and will face No. 7-seed Auburn, Thursday at 9 a.m. ET at the Mizzou Tennis Complex in Columbia, Mo. In the last meeting between the two squads, Kentucky downed the Tigers, 4-0.

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Complete Agate:
No. 30 Kentucky at No. 11 Florida
Linder Stadium at Ring Tennis Complex
Gainesville, Fla.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Final: Florida 4, Kentucky 1

Doubles (order of finish: 2, 3*)
1. #26 Olivia Janowicz/ Kourtney Keegan (UF) vs. #45 Caitlin McGraw/ Cece Witten (UK), 7-5 DNF
2. #24 Sofie Oyen/ Belinda Woolcock (UF) d. #62 Nadia Ravita/ Aldila Sutjiadi (UK), 8-5 [:46]
3. Alexandra Cercone/ Brianna Morgan (UF) d. Kirsten Lewis/ Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff (UK), 8-5* [:58]

Singles (order of finish: 5, 1, 3, 2*)
1. #15 Brianna Morgan (UF) d. #57 Nadia Ravita (UK), 7-5, 6-1 [1:48]
2. #9 Olivia Janowicz (UF) d. Aldila Sutjiadi (UK), 6-4, 3-6, 6-1* [2:12]
3. Kelsey Dieters (UK) d. #29 Alexandra Cercone (UF), 7-6 (5), 6-1   [1:56]
4. #58 Sofie Oyen (UF) vs. Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff (UK), 6-4, 4-6, 4-0 DNF
5. #81 Belinda Woolcock (UF) d. Caitlin McGraw (UK), 6-3, 6-1 [1:22]
6. #55 Kourtney Keegan (UF) vs. Kirsten Lewis (UK), 6-2, 2-6, 5-4 DNF


 

 

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