UMKC men's tennis (14-9) fell 4-0 to No. 10 Oklahoma State (22-6) Friday afternoon at the Greenwood Tennis Center in the NCAA Stillwater Regional. The Roos finish a historic season that included the program's first ever Western Athletic Conference championship.
UMKC men's tennis (14-8) – the 2017 Western Athletic Conference champions – open the NCAA Regional against Oklahoma State (21-6) Friday at 1 p.m. CT at the Greenwood Tennis Center. The Roos are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013, the final year UMKC competed in the Summit League.
Seven UMKC tennis players received All-Western Athletic Conference Tournament honors after the Roos won both the men's and women's tournament championships on April 30.
Both the men's and women's UMKC tennis teams were selected for the Oklahoma State regional in the NCAA Division I Tennis Championships on May 12-13 or May 13-14. Each Roos team will play the host Cowboys. Exact dates and times for the matches will be released as soon as they are announced.
UMKC Athletics will host an NCAA Tennis Selection Show watch party on Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. on the Jazzman's Coffeehouse Stage at the UMKC Student Union. Both the Roos men's and women's tennis programs won their respective Western Athletic Conference championships and will learn their opponent and destination for the upcoming NCAA Tournament during the show.
UMKC men's tennis (14-8) won its first ever Western Athletic Conference championship in thrilling fashion as the Roos outlasted top seed and host New Mexico State (17-6) 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at the NM State Tennis Center. Senior Amaury Navette (Paris, France) won an epic 3-set match in an 8-6 tiebreaker on the No. 4 singles court to clinch the conference title, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament. For the first time in UMKC history, both the men's and women's teams are conference tournament champions.
UMKC men's tennis (13-8) defeated UT Rio Grande Valley (5-21) 4-2 Saturday in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament at the NM State Tennis Center. The Roos won three singles matches and claimed the doubles point to earn a spot in the championship match against New Mexico State Sunday at 2 p.m. CT.
UMKC men's tennis standouts Airam Castellano (Gran Canaria, Spain) and Mike Psarros (Athens, Greece) both earned All-Western Athletic Conference accolades at a banquet on Thursday night in advance of this weekend's WAC Championships.
UMKC men's tennis (12-8, 3-2) begins the Western Athletic Conference Championship with a semifinal matchup against UT Rio Grande Valley (5-20, 2-3) at 2 p.m. CT Saturday at the NM State Tennis Center. The Roos have earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, which includes a first round bye.
For the second consecutive week, UMKC men's tennis junior Airam Castellano (Gran Canaria, Spain) was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday. He became the first Roos player ever to win his 60th career singles match on Thursday vs. Saint Louis at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City.
UMKC men's tennis (12-8) earned its fourth straight victory by cruising past Saint Louis (7-10) 7-0 on Thursday afternoon at the Plaza Tennis Center. Airam Castellano (Gran Canaria, Spain) became the first Roos player ever to win his 60th career singles match.
UMKC tennis hosts Saint Louis in the regular season finale Thursday for a men's and women's doubleheader at 1:30 p.m. CT at the Plaza Tennis Center. All seven seniors will be honored for their contributions to the program.