The No. 22 Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team recorded five singles wins and

swept through the doubles matches to notch a 7-2 decision over No. 26

Kentucky on Saturday in Knoxville at the Varsity Courts. The Lady Vols

improve to 13-8 overall and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference, while

Kentucky falls to 10-8 and 2-7.

"As beat up as we are, we're playing really well," Head Coach Mike Patrick

said. "It was great for Candy (Reid) to win in doubles, and Kentucky has a

top-50 doubles team, so we had two good victories there."

In her final home match, senior Candy Reid lost a tough 7-6, 3-6, 3-6

decision at No. 5 singles to the Wildcats' Lauren Rookledge. However, she

paired up with sophomore Anges Wiski to pull out a 9-8 (7) win over UK's

No. 42 Brook Skeen and Leigh Bradwell in the No 2 doubles slot.

Sophomore Alison Ojeda and freshman Vilmarie Castellvi claimed the win at

No. 1 doubles, defeating No. 22 Carolina Mayorga and Sarah Witten 8-1. Both

Lady Vols also tallied singles victories: Ojeda topped Mayorga, 6-3, 6-1,

at No. 1 singles, and Castellvi notched a 6-2, 6-4 No. 3 singles win over

Witten. The duo won 8-5 at No. 3 doubles, while Parks defeated Amy

Trefethan, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 4 singles, and Cleveland recorded her ninth

consecutive win, dropping Bradwell, 6-1,6-3, at No. 6.

"After Florida, we are on the road for the rest of the season," Patrick

added. "We just have to focus and get rested for SECs in a few

weeks."

Tennessee played host to Florida on Sunday at noon in the final home match

of the season. Results were unavailable as of press time.