March 24, 2011
AUBURN - The No. 26 Auburn men's tennis team (10-6, 2-3 SEC) will host the No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday at the Yarbrough Tennis Center at 1 p.m.
"Kentucky has a very good team this year," Auburn head coach Eric Shore said. "They have gotten us the last few times we have played them, so we have to be at our best. We had a week to prepare to get ready. We are looking forward to the challenge."
This will be the 49th meeting between the Wildcats and Tigers with Kentucky holding a 26-22 advantage.
The Tigers are coming off a very successful week after defeating two ranked opponents. On Wednesday, Auburn traveled to South Florida where it defeated the Bulls, 5-2. On Sunday, the Tigers squared off against Vanderbilt and won, 4-3. Auburn quickly secured the win by winning the doubles point and the first three singles matches.
The Kentucky men's tennis team posted three wins last week over No. 21 Notre Dame, No. 37 Alabama and Butler. UK has now defeated 10 top-50 ranked teams this season. Kentucky was led throughout the week by its strong play in both singles and doubles, winning at least five singles matches in each victory. No. 4 Eric Quigley, No. 77 Anthony Rossi, No. 117 Alberto Gonzalez, Brad Cox and Tom Jomby each earned two singles wins during the week.