The Kentucky women’s tennis team closed its run at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships on Thursday night. Junior Justina Mikulskytė fell in the singles consolation bracket, while No. 13 Akvilė Paražinskaitė and Mami Adachi were defeated in the doubles round of 16.
In its second-round matchup, Kentucky’s tandem of Adachi and Paražinskaitė went all the way to the wire, but dropped a tough 6-2, 7-5, 1-0 (8), decision to Connecticut Wesleyan’s Eudice Chong/Victoria Yu.
After dropping a tough three-set match in Wednesday’s opening round of the singles draw, Mikulskytė faced another challenge today going three sets with No. 39 Petra Granic from Texas. Mikulskytė won the first set, 7-5, but ultimately fell, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.
With the conclusion of the ITA Fall Championships, Kentucky’s fall season comes to a close. The Wildcats will return to action in 2018, opening spring action at the Miami Spring Invite, Jan. 17-19, before beginning its dual season on Jan. 24 with a double-header against Miami (Ohio) and Northern Kentucky.
Oracle ITA Fall National Championships
Nov. 1-5, 2017
Indian Wells Tennis Garden – Indian Wells, Calif.
Singles – Round of 32 (Consolation)
No. 39 Petra Granic (Texas) def. Justina Mikulskytė (UK), 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
Doubles – Round of 16
Eudice Chong/Victoria Yu (CT-Wes) def. No. 13 Akvilė Paražinskaitė/Mami Adachi (UK), 6-2, 7-5, 1-0 (8)
Singles – Round of 64
No. 75 Olivia Hauger (Cal) def. Justina Mikulskytė (UK), 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Doubles – Round of 32
No. 13 Akvilė Paražinskaitė/Mami Adachi (UK) def. Abigail Chiu/Julia Schroeder (Dartmouth), 6-3, 6-0
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