Unbeaten Tennis takes aim at Cats

ATHENS – The No. 1-ranked University of Georgia men's tennis team (17-0, 6-0 SEC) looks to continue its unbeaten streak Friday evening as the 20th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (12-4, 5-1 SEC) visit the Dan Magill Tennis Complex. The match is slated to begin at 5 p.m. and admission to all Georgia tennis matches is free.

"Kentucky is going to be our biggest challenge since the Florida match," said Georgia head coach Manuel Diaz. "They are playing very well and they only have one conference loss. Kentucky has a deep, talented squad with three very good doubles teams. Our guys know that we have to play very good tennis this weekend. I have no doubt that they will be ready to play to the best of their ability with the understanding that a conference title could be on the line."

Kentucky is led by Bruno Agostinelli and Alex Hume, at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions, respectively. Agostinelli holds a record of 3-3 in the top spot, while Hume is 5-0 in the second slot. In their last action, the Wildcats fell to No. 13 Ole Miss by a score of 6-1 on Sunday.

The last time Georgia and Kentucky met was on April 8, 2005 in Lexington, Ky. The Bulldogs came away from that contest with a 4-3 victory over the then-19th-ranked Wildcats. The Bulldogs hold an all-time record of 35-6 against Kentucky, with only two of those losses have come in Athens. The Wildcats have not won at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex since 1997.

"We've enjoyed excellent regular season crowds to this point," said Diaz. "We had some great attendance when even while the students were gone so we are really hoping to get a great crowd for this important match."

Georgia will play its last regular-season home match of the season on Sunday, as the Bulldogs host Vanderbilt on Senior Day. That match is slated to begin at 1 p.m.


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