Kentucky men's team is ready to face Auburn and Alabama

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Kentucky men's team is ready to face Auburn and Alabama

Kentucky University men's tennis team will challenge against Auburn and Alabama this Thursday and Saturday. Kentucky will face the Tigers at 4:00 p.m. Thursday before heading to Tuscaloosa to meet the Crimson Tide at 2pm. on Saturday.

As reported by the Kentucky University website, Joshua Lapadat beats the team with 13 singles wins, including five against nationally ranked opponents. The junior has won eight consecutive games, a streak that dates back to Feb.

12. Lapadat and partner JJ Mercer are also the Wildcats' only ranked doubles team, appearing No. 56 in the ITA rankings with eight team wins. Auburn enters Thursday having lost its last three races, most recently crashing Sunday at Tulane.

Senior Finn Murgett had nine singles hits this spring in charge of the Tigers, while classmate Tyler Stice is the team's only singles player at No. 124. Two Auburn doubles pairs hold a spot in the ITA standings with Raul Dobai and Murgett at no.

33 and Jan Galka and Alejandro Moreno at no. 65. Alabama starts the weekend at 1-2 in the championship after defeating Florida last Sunday. The Tide will host Tennessee on Thursday before meeting the Cats on Saturday. 2022 SEC Freshman of the Year Filip Planinsek returns for Alabama and went 8-4 in first place singles this spring, while sophomore Enzo Aguiard is currently ranked 63rd in the nation.

About the 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