STARKVILLE – Mississippi State women’s tennis host Kentucky to start off Southeastern Conference play at 4 p.m. on Friday.
The match will mark the 46th contest between the two teams. The Bulldogs won the last meeting in the series with a 4-1 victory over the Wildcats in Lexington, Kentucky on April 17, 2022.
No. 69 Bulldogs currently hold a 10-1 overall record after beating Belmont and Alabama A&M on Feb. 10. The next three matches were set to take place in California but were cancelled due to inclement weather.
Maria Rizzolo, ranked 69th nationally, enters the match on Friday with a 5-2 record. The sophomore downed Alabama A&M’s Camila Ruiz Diaz 6-1, 6-0 during her last outing.
Emmanouela Antonaki has amassed a 9-1 record so far during dual match play this season at the No. 1 singles position. Antonaki sits atop of the MSU record for career singles wins with 93.
Chloé Cirotte heads into SEC play coming off two wins from the Belmont and Alabama A&M matches. Cirotte leads the team with a 10-1 record in dual play.
Alexandra Mikhailuk has continued her success from the fall posting an 11-5 overall record and 6-1 mark in dual play. Freshman Dharani Niroshan has been successful in the Bulldog lineup with a 4-2 record.
Kentucky, ranked 58th nationally, is currently 5-3 overall having downed Purdue 4-3 on Feb. 17.
No. 73 Florencia Urrutia is the Wildcats only player ranked in singles.
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