Sunday was a tough afternoon for fans of Kentucky sports. Both the UK softball and men’s tennis teams set out in search of a single victory, but both came up just short of their goal and saw both of their seasons end in a flash.
First, the men’s tennis team saw their incredible run end just shy of claiming their first national title in program history, as Virginia beat the Wildcats 4-0.
Gave everything we had and came up just short.— Kentucky Men's Tennis (@UKMensTennis) May 22, 2022
This team has so much to be proud of after such a historic season. #UKRising pic.twitter.com/UwDUdyYC7Q
It wasn’t long before the softball Wildcats also saw their postseason come to an end after suffering back-to-back losses to Virginia Tech. Kentucky had defeated Virginia Tech on Saturday, 5-4, but lost both of Sunday’s games 2-9 and 4-5 for a combined score of 6-14.
Our season ends in Blacksburg. Thanks for fighting with us all season long.— Kentucky Softball (@UKsoftball) May 22, 2022
We'll see you in 2023.#WeAreUK x #BeTheStandard pic.twitter.com/OfQ8VIaCjr
The men’s tennis team finishes their year with a 26-8 record, while the softball team ends the year with a 37-19 record.
A hat tip to both teams on what they accomplished.
Tweet of the Day
Louisa’s own Noah Thompson WINS American Idol!!!!— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) May 23, 2022
One of the most inspiring stories ever. Noah Thompson literally told his friend not to send in a clip of him singing to @AmericanIdol because he didn’t think he had it in him… Months later he goes and wins the whole damn thing. #KentuckyProud— Tres Terrell (@TerrellTres) May 23, 2022
How cool is this?
Eastern Kentucky’s Noah Thompson wins American Idol!
A watch party was held Sunday night in Louisa at The Garden Theater. That is where Thompson first found out he would audition for American Idol. One of his friends convinced him to go on the show.
What’s next for John Wall? - KSR
The former Wildcat has an interesting future.
Thomas outlasts Zalatoris in playoff to win second PGA Championship - ESPN
Amazing Sunday for the Louisville native.
Kentucky men’s tennis falls to Virginia in national championship - Cats Pause
What a run they had, though.
Blair Green gives back to the community - KSR
This is just awesome.
Pujols hits two homers, Molina makes pitching debut as Cardinals roll - ESPN
Partying like it’s 2006.
UK’s season ends with loss in regional final to Virginia Tech - Cats Pause
Another Virginia team deals a blow to the Wildcats.
Juwan Howard declines Lakers’ interest in head coaching job - Yahoo!
Reality check for LA.
Pereira blows shot at winning first major with double bogey on 18 - ESPN
Tough blow for the PGA Tour rookie.