University of Kentucky will host the Northern Kentucky Norse today. Tuesday's match, in fact, is the final test for before the team hosts the ITA Kickoff Weekend next Friday and Saturday (January 27-28). According to the University of Kentucky website, admission to the Boone Tennis Center is free to the crowd.
The match can be streamed live on Track Tennis with live stats also available here. The Cats are undefeated in the young season after posting a pair of wins over Dayton and a win against Illinois during the team's opening week.
The "no. 1 two pair of Liam Draxl and Alafia Ayeni are a perfect 3-0 on the high court, while the team of Joshua Lapadat and JJ Mercer are also unbeaten at 2-0. In singles, Draxl has a 3-0 record including two wins at no. 1 position.
Lapadat and Taha Baadi each sit at 2-0, individually. Kentucky had victories early in the season against Bellarmine and Eastern Kentucky while falling to No. 2 Ohio State and Xavier. The Norwegians and the Wildcats squared off last year at NKU with the Cats coming out 4-0 winners.
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