Cats Have Great Start in Championship Week

The Wildcat Women's Tennis team, Men's Golf, and Women's Golf all were in action Friday, participating in their respective SEC Tournaments.

Brian Craig's Men's Golf team, whom is looking for a return trip to the NCAA Championships, got their postseason off to a great start Friday, shooting a first round team score of 287.

Their first round total puts the Cats in sixth place heading into the weekend, only 4 shots behind Florida and Tennessee at 3 over. Georgia leads the Championships after firing an 11 under par score as a team. Host school Alabama is in second at Even par.

Georgia was the only team to shoot under par.

The Cats were led by John Holmes, who fired an even par 70, and Matt Kohn, whom fired a one-over par 71. Mark Blakefield's 72 and Brandon Waldrop's 74 rounded out the scoring for the Cats.

Women's Tennis defeats #4 Georgia, 4-1 Women's Tennis faced off against third seeded Georgia in an SEC Tournament Quarterfinal match in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday.

The sixth seeded Kentucky took the doubles point over the Bulldogs prior to singles play. Aibika Kalsarieva and Sarah Foster defeated Georgia's 6th ranked tandem Cirooch and Robinson, to clinch the doubles point for the Wildcats.

After Christine Simpson lost to Douglas Wink at the sixth spot, the Lady Cats responded by getting a victory at number one from their star player, Aibika Kalsarieva, upsetting #6th ranked national Agata Cirooch, 6-3, 6-1.

The Cats used Kalsarieva's victory as momentum, winning at the #4 and #2 singles spots to secure the victory. Lara Mauer continued her improved play, upsetting Georgia's Jitka Schonfeldove, 6-4, 6-2. And after losing the first set, Sarah Foster came back to defeat Shadisha Robinson, taking the match 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, securing the win for the 21rst ranked Cats.

The Cats now face the winner of the Vanderbilt-Alabama match in the Semi-Finals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament tomorrow in Nashville. The Cats are now 17-10 on the year.

Women's Golf struggles in Day 1 of SEC Championships Women's Golf continues to struggle to make a move in the always tough Southeastern Conference.

The Cats shot a team score of 315; good enough for last place as Kentucky struggled to find a rhythm on day one of the SEC Championships.

Eva Gessner shot an opening round 77 to lead the Cats.


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