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.
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.
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?
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.
The former Wildcat has an interesting future.
Amazing Sunday for the Louisville native.
What a run they had, though.
This is just awesome.
Partying like it’s 2006.
Another Virginia team deals a blow to the Wildcats.
Reality check for LA.
Tough blow for the PGA Tour rookie.