Cats Down Border Rival
The University of Kentucky womens tennis team scored its second 6-1 victory in as many days, when they downed the Indiana Hoosiers (7-4) on Sunday, March 4, in the Hilary J. Boone Indoor Tennis Center.
The Wildcats (7-5, 2-3 SEC) opened the day by taking two out of three doubles contests to claim the doubles point. The 23rd-ranked pair of senior Brooke Skeen and junior Lauren Rookledge took over at the No. 1 doubles spot for UK to breeze to an 8-2 win over Indianas Kelly Blanch and Martina Grimm.
UK continued its stellar play in singles competition as it won five matches to knock out the Hoosiers and notch the victory. Skeen and junior Carolina Mayorga worked quickly as they bested their opponents in straight sets. Rookledge and sophomore Leigh Bradwell picked up singles victories as well, to extend their winning streaks to five. Sophomore Sarah Witten also came out with a win after battling back from an opening-set loss to defeat Linda Tran 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.
The Cats kept their home winning streak intact, extending the run to six matches at the Boone Tennis Center without a loss this season. I am impressed with the way this team played focused today after the win over Alabama yesterday, Assistant Coach Kathy Herring said. They came out and played to win and that is exactly what they did.
The squad will return to the courts on Saturday, March 10, when the 24th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks come to Lexington. Action will begin at noon at the Boone Tennis Complex on the UK campus. Admission is free.
Doubles (one point for best two out of three)