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Former UK tennis star is a contestant on The Bachelorette

The Bachelorette will return to ABC for its 11th season tonight and a former University of Kentucky tennis star is among the 25 contestants battling it out for Britt and Kaitlyn.

Brad Cox, who will be inducted to the UK Tennis Hall of Fame in August, will try his hand at a new competition of love (see what I did there?) after a very successful doubles career in Lexington. He is the only Wildcat to reach the NCAA Doubles Tournament in all four of his seasons, and in 2010 he was named was named an All-American and reached the tourney’s quarterfinals with Eric Quigley.

I hadn’t planned to watch The Bachelorette because I’m still a little bitter Kentucky’s Final Four run interrupted my plans to become a contestant, and a show full of dudes isn’t really my thing. But with a former Wildcat involved, I might have to give tonight’s premiere a shot.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR