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Recent UK graduate Maria Sanchez seeks to turn current ‘new normal’ into future ‘brighter successes’

By Jenny Wells-Hosley University of Kentucky The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life upside down for almost everyone, and University of Kentucky students had to quickly adapt to finish out a semester that was unlike any other in UK history. Maria Sanchez, who graduated from UK this May, was no stranger to these challenges. Sanchez chose to share her personal story of family, hard work and resiliency,...

Gibbs gets closer to US Open wild card; Oudin and Sanchez face off in ongoing wild card hunt

American Nicole Gibbs is the leading USTA Pro Circuit wild card contender after defeating Jennifer Brady Thursday night at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships in Lexington. (Photo by Charlie Baglan)   The top contender for the USTA Pro Circuit wild card, Nicole Gibbs, got a little closer Thursday as she pulled out a third-set win, 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2, over fellow American Jennifer Brady at the...

Four American women defeated challengers in qualifying rounds to head to main draw

Alexandra Mueller, right, defeated her British challenger Tuesday to qualify for Wednesday’s main draw. Also pictured is Chieh Yu-Hsu from China. (Photo provided)   Four women qualified Tuesday for the main draw of the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships being held this week at the University of Kentucky’s Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. All four play in the main draw today, July 23, starting...