Andy Kennedy, a Cincinnati Bearcats assistant coach from 2001 to 2005 who also bridged the gap as head coach between Bob Huggins and Mick Cronin, signed a new six-year deal to remain head coach of the UAB Blazers through the 2026-27 season, the school announced Friday. The Blazers finished the 2020-21 season with a 22-7 record overall, 13-5 in Conference USA. Kennedy's compensation will be $725,000 per season, plus incentives for postseason play and exceptional performances, per uabsports.com.
Despite winning the doubles point for the ninth time in 14 matches, Western Kentucky's women's tennis team was unable to carry momentum into singles play as visiting UAB defeated the Lady Toppers by a score of 4-2 on Saturday afternoon. Cora-Lynn von Dungern went undefeated on the day and accounted for each of WKU's team points with a doubles win and a singles win, both at the No. 1 position. To begin play, the top doubles duo of von Dungern and Lisa Friess recorded a 6-1 win, then the No. 2 pair of Laura Bernardos and Samantha Martinez clinched the opening point for the Lady Toppers with a 6-3 victory.