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
Tennessee played host to Florida on Sunday at noon in the final home match
of the season. Results were unavailable as of press time.
Lady Vol tennis slams 'Cats
Published: Mon Apr 03, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:12 p.m.