The match between the University of Kentucky men’s tennis team and Virginia will be a real rematch of last season’s NCAA match. The Wildcats and the Cavaliers squared off in the 2022 NCAA Championship Game in May in what was the first ever national championship appearance for Kentucky.
Virginia defeated Kentucky 4-0 and claimed its fifth national title in the past 10 years. The two teams also met in Lexington during the 2022 regular season, a 4-2 win for Virginia. Five of the six starters from last year’s national championship team return for the Cavaliers this season, including Chris Rodesch and Iñaki Montes, 2022 ITA Singles All-Americans.
Virginia has yet to lose a game this season, outscoring their opponents 33-0. The Cavaliers won their ticket to the ITA Indoor Nationals this past weekend with victories over Nevada and Princeton at the ITA Kickoff Weekend.
After Friday’s game in Charlottesville, Kentucky will travel southwest to Virginia Tech for an 11 am Sunday morning game with the Hokies. It goes. Tech is 3-1 on the season going into the weekend and will play a doubleheader on Friday against St.
Bonaventure and Davidson before facing UK. The team is led by a pair of nationally ranked singles players No. 32 Ryan Fishback and No. 121 Alvaro Ariza. The Hokies also feature atop the double pairing of Fishback and Jordan Chrysostom, tied for 13th in the final ITA fall standings.
About University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky is a public, coeducational, multidisciplinary U.S. university located in Lexington. Founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, it is the largest college in the state by undergraduate students.
In August 2008, Forbes ranked Kentucky the 468th (out of 569) best university in America. The institute houses 16 faculties, a specialization school, 93 undergraduate courses, 99 Masters, 66 doctoral courses and four professional courses, as well as fifteen libraries, the largest of which, forming part of the federal library system, houses texts of economics, social and natural sciences, philosophy and literature.
University of Kentucky student-athletes compete as the Wildcats under colors Kentucky blue and white. University of Kentucky partnered up with South Korean Esport Organisation Gen.G Esports and International Studies Abroad (ISA) to launch an international esports exchange programme in Seoul, South Korea. Photo credits: University of Kentucky
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