The top-seeded Kentucky men's tennis team won the doubles point in a tiebreaker, then cruised in singles to a 4-0 win over Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals in Starkville, Miss.
Tom Jomby and Alejandro Gomez won their match against Vandy's Charlie Jones and Joe Dorn 9-8.
Jomby, Gomez and Anthony Rossi won singles matches for Kentucky, which advances to face the Florida-Mississippi winner in Saturday's semifinals. Jomby's singles match also went to a tiebreaker.
UK will make its sixth appearance in the SEC semifinals and its second in a row.
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Men's golf 5th at SEC
The UK men's golf team shot a 4-over 284 and sat in fifth place after the first round of the SEC Championship at St. Simons Island, Ga., on Friday.
Sophomore Stephen Powers led the Cats with an even-par 70 on the Seaside Course and was tied for 14th place going into Saturday's second round. Juniors Joseph Barr and Chase Parker were at 1-over par.
"We played solid golf all day today," UK Coach Brian Craig said. "Patience will be the key as we continue play over the next 36 holes."
Sophomore Cody Martin, who leads Kentucky in scoring average, shot a 2-over 72, and freshman David Snyder had a 5-over 75 in his first SEC Championship.
No. 2 Alabama shot an 8-under 272 for a one-shot lead over Georgia. Alabama's Bobby Wyatt tops the leader board at 5-under 65.
Softball Cats fall 4-3
Junior Alice O'Brien doubled twice and sophomore Ellen Weaver homered, but the UK softball team lost 4-3 at Mississippi State on Friday in the opener of a three-game series.
UK (23-24, 10-10 SEC) fell behind 4-2 in the fifth inning but trimmed the deficit to one when senior Rachel Riley bunted home junior Kara Dill, who led off the sixth inning with her fifth triple of the season.
The Cats had the tying run at second with one out in the seventh inning after O'Brien's second double, but they couldn't send her home.
Erin Nesbit had a two-run double for Mississippi State (26-19,9-14).