Tennis Cats Make Noise at Gamecock Classic
The University of Kentucky women's tennis team served out some impressive performances on Friday, Sept. 29, at the Lady Gamecock Fall Tennis Classic. Four Cats advanced in their singles flight and all four of UKs doubles teams moved on as the Tennis Cats continue to roll through the fall season.
Wildcat senior and the nation's 84th-ranked player Brooke Skeen rolled Katie McLaughlin of Louisville in the first round of the "A-1" singles flight 6-2, 6-4. In the "A-2" singles flight, sophomore Sarah Witten pulled out a hard fought win for the Cats against Wake Forests Aimee Smith 3-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Sophomore Jill Buckley dominated her "B-1" singles flight match as she knocked off Paige Eber of Louisville 6-1, 6-0. Fellow sophomore Leigh Bradwell also chalked up a win for UK in the "B-2" singles flight with her impressive 6-2, 6-1 victory over Louisvilles Marianna Torres, 6-2, 6-1.
The Wildcats' strong doubles play from last season has carried over into the 2000-01 season as all four of the Cats doubles pairs advanced in their respective flights.
Eleventh-ranked Carolina Mayorga and Witten advanced into the next round with an 8-4 victory, while 45th-ranked Skeen and Bradwell also advanced in the doubles "A" flight with their 8-3 win. In the "B" doubles flight Lauren Rookledge and Buckley advanced by blanking their competition 8-0, while Amy Trefethen and Shannon Stafford teamed up to reach the second round with an 8-2 win.
The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday when the Lady Gamecock Classic