CHAMPAIGN, Il. (FOX 56) – After reaching its first Final Four in program history, the UK men’s tennis team beat No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday and looked to win its first-ever national championship on Sunday in the title match against No. 7 Virginia.

The Wildcats fell behind early by losing the doubles point and the struggles continued in singles play, losing the title match 4-0 as Virginia won the national championship.

They ran into a powerhouse tennis program in the Cavaliers, who won four championships in a span of five years from 2013-17. They finished the season winning 23 straight matches.

No. 4 Liam Draxl and No. 21 Gabriel Diallo are both juniors and could be back next season with Joshua Lapadat and JJ Mercer, four of their top six players possibly returning to try and make another run at a title. No. 83 Millen Hurrion and Francois Musitelli wrapped up their college careers.

Draxl, the reigning International Tennis Association Player of the Year was named to the NCAA championship all-tournament team after finishing 2-0 on the weekend.

Kentucky finished its best season in program history with a 26-8 record and won five NCAA tournament matches, including hosting the first and second rounds in Lexington.

Draxl and Diallo will compete in this week’s NCAA individual tournament which starts on Monday, with Diallo taking the court at 6:30 p.m. and Draxl at 7 p.m.