rossy JOMBY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (4/25/13) – After combining for over 40 singles wins on the season, including upsets of multiple top-10 players, monumental wins in the nation’s toughest conference and critical play in doubles points, senior Anthony Rossi and junior Tom Jomby were named First Team All-SEC, as voted on by the Southeastern Conference coaches, it was announced by the league office Thursday morning.

Rossi moved into the top five of the national Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings this week for the first time in his career after compiling a 2-0 record in the SEC Tournament and going 22-5 on the year in singles. Rossi has played the No. 1 position for every match but one this season, including matching up against four top-10 ranked players in the country. Rossi has two victories over No. 6 KU Singh of Georgia, with both coming in straight sets. In addition, he also has a win over No. 10 Raymond Sarmiento of Southern California, 6-3, 6-4. Rossi became just the 15th player in UK tennis history to eclipse the 100-career win mark earlier this season as he joined the likes of Eric Quigley and Alex Musialek in UK’s recent run of major success.

Tom Jomby has also combined with Rossi to form one of the best one-two punches in NCAA Tennis today. Jomby in singles performed brilliantly during the season, going 19-6 with a signature win over No. 4 Peter Kobelt of Ohio State, 6-3, 7-6 (3). Jomby played 17 ranked opponents this season, and etched wins in 10 of those matches out, with eight of the 10 coming in straight- sets.
Jomby also forms the Wildcats number one doubles team, teaming up with freshman Kevin Lai, who together have endured a 15-8 season together. Included in Jomby and Lai’s major wins were wins over No. 3 Daniel Cochrane/Andres Mies of Auburn 8-6. Jomby and Lai played a greatly-important tiebreaker last week at the SEC Tournament, as they came from down a break to win 9-8 (5), and clinch the doubles point over No. 9 Mississippi State. Jomby and Lai have won seven matches this season against ranked opponents, and are currently ranked No. 8 in the nation.
Kentucky will be back in action for the NCAA Tournament on May 10-12. The top 16 teams in the country will be selected as host institutions for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats will learn their destination and seeding in the NCAA Selection Show on April 30 at 5:00 p.m. ET. The broadcast will be live on
SurfKY News
Information provided by Chris Shoals
Photo provided by the University of Kentucky your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 17,798.49
-14.90 (-0.08%)    
2 S&P 2,090.11
+1.24 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,127.52
+11.38 (0.22%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder after Alleged Shooting Attempt

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/27/15) — A Madisonville man has been charged with attempted murder and wanton endangerment after… Read More

Upcoming Events at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (11/26/15) — Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of fun programs for all ages and interests. Thursday,… Read More

Most Read This Week

November 24, 2015 9933

Distillery to Operate in Old Graham School…

by SurfKY News
November 21, 2015 8728

Injuries Result from Beulah Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
November 23, 2015 7555

Relative Charged with Murder, Arson in Deaths of…

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 4546

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 24

by SurfKY News
November 24, 2015 3209

Man Injured When Vehicle Collides with Deer

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

November 17, 2015 15659

Ohio County Most Wanted - Top 10 - November 17

by SurfKY News
November 18, 2015 14423

Runaway Teen Returns on His Own

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

November 25, 2015 2230

Man Hospitalized after Early Morning Car Accident

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 2005

Muhlenberg Sheriff's Office Makes Cocaine Bust

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 1483

Madisonville Man Charged with Attempted Murder…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 1322

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores…

by SurfKY News
November 25, 2015 849

Thanksgiving is Peak Day for Cooking Fires

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 625

Hopkins County Warriors Go to National…

by SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 515

Beauty of Western Kentucky Autumn Wilderness…

by SurfKY News
November 27, 2015 479

Farm City Breakfast Recognizes Reawakening of…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
November 26, 2015 476

American Medical Association Wants to Ban Ads for…

by SurfKY News