Women's Tennis Claims Five Titles at UK Fall Invitational
The Kentucky women’s tennis team won three of the tournament’s four singles flights, captured both doubles titles and won two brackdraw brackets Sunday at the UK Fall Invitational. The Wildcats dominated the weekend’s tournament winning 31 of the 35 matches that they competed in.
Junior Kim Coventry, the No. 15th-ranked player in the nation, defeated Denver’s Suzana Makovic in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, to win the Flight A singles bracket.
UK claimed its second title of the day when Lara Maurer defeated teammate Danielle Petrisko in straight sets 6-3, 6-3, in the finals of the Flight B bracket.
Caroline Winebrenner, a Louisville, Ky., native claimed the team’s third title in the Flight C bracket when Marshall’s Karolina Soor withdrew due to injury.
Junior Joelle Schwenk rebounded from her second round loss to win two straight to take fifth place in the Flight A bracket.
Liis Sober also rebounded from an opening round loss to win the Flight C backdraw by defeating Eastern Tennessee’s Tara Byrne 6-4, 4-6, 10-8.
In doubles action, the Wildcats took home both titles. The No. 9 duo of Coventry and Schwenk defeated Middle Tennessee’s Kelly Adams and Marlene Chemin 8-4 to take the Flight A title. In the finals of Flight B, UK’s team of Petrisko and Maurer beat teammates Winebrenner and Sober 9-7.
“I want to congratulate the team for such a strong performance,” head coach Carlos Drada said. “It’s nice to see the effort from this group of women pay off after a challenging tournament in Tennessee.”
“Our team would like to thank our fans for their support this weekend. We will continue to improve in order to achieve our team’s long-term goals.”
The Kentucky women’s tennis team will return to action this Tuesday, when Coventry and Schwenk hit the courts at the Riviera All-American Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif.
Sunday, Oct. 2 – Singles (Day Three)
Kim Coventry (UK) def. Suzana Makovic (Denver) – 6-3, 6-4
Joelle Schwenk (UK) def. Julie Blackmore (OSU) – 6-1, 6-4
Sunday, Oct. 2 – Doubles (Day Three)
Coventry/Schwenk (UK) def. Adams/Chemin (Marshall) – 8-4