(Kansas City, Mo.) - The Kansas City men's tennis squad jumped on Saint Louis from the start, and took a 6-1 victory on Friday afternoon at the Plaza Tennis Center.
The 'Roos (7-10) tallied 8-1 wins at No. 1 and No. 3 in doubles play to snag the 1-0 lead heading into singles action. UMKC led SLU (5-10) 6-3 in the other doubles match.
In singles play, the 'Roos struck early with a win at No. 4 from Tomas Patino in straight sets, making him 2-0 on the day after his win in doubles. SLU battled back with a straight set win at No. 5, but then the 'Roos rattled off four straight wins, including straight set wins at No. 3 and No. 6 by Grant Fleming and Tim Akhmedov.
Kansas City will be back in action on Saturday morning for senior day at 10:00 a.m. against conference foe Western Illinois. The 'Roos will honor Akhmedov, Abdulrahman Alawadhi, Fleming, Nino Hasandedic, and David Heckler.
Kansas City 6, Saint Louis 1
Apr 05, 2013 at Kansas City, Mo. (Plaza Tennis Center)
|1. Nino Hasandedic (UMKC) def. Bobby Kidera (SLU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-1|
|2. Abdul Alawadhi (UMKC) def. Patrick Kella (SLU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4|
|3. Grant Fleming (UMKC) def. Joe Flanagan (SLU) 6-4, 6-2|
|4. Tomas Patino (UMKC) def. Drew Feder (SLU) 6-2, 6-3|
|5. Luis Miguel Flores (SLU) def. Andrey Smirnov (UMKC) 7-5, 6-2|
|6. Tim Akhmedov (UMKC) def. Nishaad Balachandran (SLU) 7-5, 7-5|
|1. Grant Fleming/Tomas Patino (UMKC) def. Patrick Kella/Luis Miguel Flores (SLU) 8-1|
|2. Abdul Alawadhi/David Heckler (UMKC) vs. Joe Flanagan/Nishaad Balachandran (SLU) 6-3, unfinished|
|3. Tim Akhmedov/Nino Hasandedic (UMKC) def. Bobby Kidera/Drew Feder (SLU) 8-1|
|Saint Louis 5-10|
|Kansas City 7-10|
|Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,5,3,6,2,1)|