The singles finals are set for the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships at the Hilary J. Boone Complex on the University of Kentucky campus after Saturday’s action that included a pair of weather delays and a rout in one of the men’s semifinals.
In the day’s first match, Australian Lloyd Harris was never broken. He knocked off Belgiam’s Joris De loore 6-1, 6-3 to earn a spot in Sunday’s finals. He’ll face the only seeded player remaining in the tournament, No. 8 Stefano Napolitano of Italy, who broke a 5-5 tie in the first set and went on to eliminate South Korea’s Yunseong Chung 7-5, 6-3.
The women’s finals will feature two Americans, Asia Muhammad and Ann Li. Muhammad knocked off American Quinn Gleason 6-4, 6-4, by fighting off three break points in the final set to move on.
Li lost her first set 2-6, but she rallied past Jessica Pegula in the next two 6-3, 6-4 in a match that was delayed by about an hour because of rain.
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The men’s and women’s finals will be played concurrently, beginning at 1 p.m., on adjacent courts.
The doubles championships were both decided on Saturday night as well. Robert Galloway and Roberto Martin took the men’s title, 6-3, 6-1, over Joris De Loore and Marc Polmans. Ena Shibahara and Hailey Carter knocked off Sanaz Mirand and Victoria Rodriguez 6-3, 6-1, for the women’s title.
Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships
Men’s and women’s finals: 1 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center at UK