The sixth-ranked Kentucky men's tennis team won the doubles point, but could not continue its momentum in singles action, dropping a 4-1 decision to No. 11 Stanford in the NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament Round of 16 in Athens, Ga., Friday.
"A disappointing outcome for us, but a great season for our program," UK head coach Dennis Emery said. "I told the team after the match to not let this match determine how you look at your team. We have had one of the best years in the history of our school. ... There are a lot of great memories for this team that they need to remember."
After UK clinched the doubles point, Stanford's Bradley Klahn, the 36th seed but also the 2010 NCAA men's singles champion, upset UK's No. 3 Eric Quigley 6-1, 6-2 to mount the Cardinal comeback.
Kentucky finished 28-6, the second-most wins in the history of the program.
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Maile a Howser semifinalist
UK junior catcher Luke Maile was one of 36 players named as semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy, which is given to the top player in collegiate baseball.
Before Friday's game, the Crestview Hills native was batting .320 with 12 doubles, 12 homers and 49 RBI.
Four Cats All-SEC in track
Andrew Evans, Luis Orta, Raymond Dykstra and Keilah Tyson were honored by the Southeastern Conference for their performances at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Evans was named First Team All-SEC in discus, Orta was named Second Team All-SEC in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, and Dykstra was named Second Team All-SEC and to the SEC All-Freshman Team in the javelin. On the women's side, Tyson was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in the 100- and 200-meter dash.
Bat Cats lose again
Mississippi State's baseball team beat visiting Kentucky 4-3 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Daryl Norris struck the big blow for the Bulldogs, hitting a three-run homer in the fourth inning.