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Anthony Davis, Jacob Tamme newest members of UK Athletics HOF class

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Anthony Davis made a lasting impact during his short career at the University of Kentucky. Davis helped lead the Wildcats to their eighth national title in 2012 and will also be among six newest inductees into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Davis, a six-year NBA veteran and currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, owns the school record...

With SEC play set to start Friday, UK men's tennis team thriving with just one senior

Grant Roberts plays in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. (KyForward file photo by Jon Hale)   By Will Fawns KyForward contributor   When sports at the University of Kentucky are talked about, tennis is not usually among the first teams mentioned, but with a new coaching staff and only one senior the men’s team is still making a name for itself in the UK athletic department.   The UK men’s...

Dennis Emery leaves behind coaching legacy that extends far beyond UK's tennis court

Dennis Emery watches a UK tennis match. (Photo by Jon Hale)   By Ethan Levine KyForward Correspondent   For 30 years, the UK athletics department had one constant. For three decades, under three different athletic directors, men’s tennis coach Dennis Emery walked into his office, sat down at his desk and got down to business. More than 500 victories and 23 NCAA tournament appearances...

UK men's tennis coach Dennis Emery retires from coaching, will assist Barnhart

Dennis Emery (Photo by Jon Hale)   Just before the 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance of his 35-year head coaching career, UK men’s tennis coach Dennis Emery was approached by UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart with a proposal for his future: hang up his coaching whistle and move into the athletic department’s administrative office.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “He...

UK tennis comes up short in goal to reach Final Four with Sweet 16 loss

The sixth-ranked University of 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 on Friday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.   “A disappointing outcome for us, but a great season for our program,” said UK head coach Dennis Emery....

UK tennis moves close to championship goal with rout of Indiana to advance to Sweet 16

You’d have to forgive the UK tennis team if its players were feeling a little deja vu Saturday.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] For the third consecutive season, the Wildcats advanced from their own regional to the Sweet 16 of NCAA tournament, this time with a 4-0 win versus Indiana.   “Sweet 16 in the NCAAs is not easy,” said senior Eric Quigley. “To do...

UK tennis takes care of Radford to advance
to second round of NCAA Tournament

The UK men’s tennis team has lofty goals for the NCAA tournament.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] But before the Wildcats could try and reach their first Final Four, they had to take care of business versus Radford in the first round Friday.   Radford proved no match for the No. 6 Wildcats in a 4-0 win. The Wildcats were glad to get the first win out of the way.   “It’s...

UK tennis takes care of Radford to advance to second round of NCAA Tournament

The UK men’s tennis team has lofty goals for the NCAA tournament.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] But before the Wildcats could try and reach their first Final Four, they had to take care of business versus Radford in the first round Friday.   Radford proved no match for the No. 6 Wildcats in a 4-0 win. The Wildcats were glad to get the first win out of the way.   “It’s...

UK men's tennis to host NCAA Tournament, welcome Indiana, UofL, Radford for regional

For the fourth consecutive season, the UK men’s tennis team will be hosting NCAA Tournament first- and second-round matches.   UK (26-5) was selected as one of 16 host sites for the event after winning the Southeastern Conference with an undefeated record. UK, which is the top seed in the Lexington Regional and the sixth overall seed in the tournament, will be joined in Lexington by No....

UK tennis senior Eric Quigley named SEC Player of Year; Five Cats named All-SEC

Behind two school records, including the most wins in school history in a season with 47 (and counting), UK men’s tennis senior Eric Quigley has been named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, while four other Wildcats earned All-SEC honors, the league office announced Thursday.   On top of the player of the year award, Quigley was also named a first-team All-SEC performer, along...

UK Tennis wins second SEC championship, finishes perfect 11-0 record in conference play

Undefeated. That is what the seventh-ranked University of Kentucky men’s tennis team is in Southeastern Conference play this season, clinching its first SEC Championship since 1992. Kentucky completed its historic run to the SEC title with a dominating 6-1 win over No. 43 Vanderbilt on Saturday at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Ky.   The Wildcats earned the championship after...

Eric Quigley remains humble, focused while setting UK tennis wins record

While most Kentucky fans had their eyes on Athens, Ga. and the men’s basketball team, Eric Quigley was back in Lexington etching his name into the school’s record book in a different sport.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Ethan”] Quigley, a senior on UK’s men’s tennis team, tied and then surpassed the school’s record for career singles wins with his 144th and 145th career victories...

UK men's tennis eliminated in Elite Eight

The University of Kentucky men’s tennis team saw its season end Saturday one win shy of its pre-NCAA tournament Final Four goal. The Cats were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in in Stanford, Calif., with a 4-1 loss to No. 2 Southern California, the two-time defending national champion. “I love the way our guys fought,” UK head coach Dennis Emery said in a news release....