Second Round: Wake Forest (L, 2-4)
First Round: Cleveland State (W, 4-0)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Kentucky (19-11) - #11
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Dennis Emery/574-380 (32 years); 487-314 (Kentucky)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 19
BEST NCAA FINISH: Quarterfinals: 2002, 1992 and 1988
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: UK boasts marquee wins over No. 6 Tennessee both at home and at UT as well as road victories at No. 19 Auburn, No. 25 Miami and No. 29 Notre Dame … In early March, Kentucky reached a season-high ranking of No. 11, the program’s best team ranking since May 2005 … UK played one of the toughest schedules in the nation, with nine matches against teams currently ranked in the top 10 … The Wildcats battled a total of 22 ranked teams this year compiling an overall record of 12-10 including a 6-10 mark against teams currently ranked in the top 30 nationally.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Senior Bruno Agostinelli is currently the fifth-ranked player in the country and highest ranked player in the perennially-tough SEC … He is also ranked with sophomore Brad Cox as the country’s 20th-ranked team … Agostinelli reached No. 2 in the nation in the singles rankings, the highest for any Wildcat since 2003, and eclipsed the 100-win career singles mark in late April … Freshmen Eric Quigley, ranked 119th in singles, and Alex Musialek posted singles win streaks of 11 and eight matches, respectively, this season.