Courtesy: UMKC Athletics/MSH Photography
IUPUI Knocks Off Short Handed UMKC In Summit League Opener
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:03/03/2012
(Kansas City, Mo.)  - The UMKC men's tennis team (0-6) dropped a closely contested 4-3 contest to IUPUI (6-10) on Saturday afternoon in its Summit League opener at the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis, Ind., despite missing two of its top four players.

The 'Roos, who were without reigning Summit League Player of the Year Nino Hasandedic and Abdul Alawadhi, and the Jaguars opened the day with doubles play, where the IUPUI claimed the point after taking two of the three matches.

At No. 1, the 'Roos pairing of junior Grant Fleming and sophomore Cameron Schoenhofer fell to Patrick O'Neil and Luke Bielawaski, 8-6, while junior David Heckler and freshman Conner Edwards lost at No. 2 to Joel Modesitt and Nick Volz, 8-3.  Sophomores Tomas Patino and Max Helgeson, however, picked up a win from the No. 3 line with an 8-4 win over Deon Shafer and Thomas Gans.

In singles action, the 'Roos stormed back to tie the match at three points apiece as Fleming downed Volz at No. 1, 6-1, 7-6 (4), Patino took care of Chase Emerson at No. 2, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4 and Edwards defeated Gans at No. 6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3., while Schoenhofer fell to Ivan Mojsejev at No. 3, 6-2, 6-1 and Helgeson fell at No. 5 to Modesitt, 7-5, 6-4.

The No. 5 match between UMKC senior Gustavo Guerin and the Jags' Shafer then became the deciding match, and IUPUI would pull out the victory with a 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4 result to knock off the 'Roos.

The Blue & Gold will be back in action again on Mar. 7 when they head south to take on Wichita State in Wichita, Kan.

IUPUI 4, UMKC 3

Saturday, March 03, 2012

West Indy Racquet Club

1.      O'Neill/Bielawski (IUPUI) def. Fleming/Schoenhofer (UMKC) - 8-6

  1. Modesitt/Volz (IUPUI) def. Heckler/Edwards (UMKC) - 8-3
  2. Patino/Helgeson (UMKC) def. Shafer/Gans (IUPUI) - 8-4

Singles

  1. Fleming (UMKC) def. Volz (IUPUI) - 6-1, 7-6 (4)
  2. Patino (UMKC) def. Emerson (IUPUI) - 1-6, 6-2, 6-4
  3. Mojsejev (IUPUI) def. Schoenhofer (UMKC) - 6-2, 6-1
  4. Shafer (IUPUI) def. Guerin (UMKC) - 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-4
  5. Modesitt (IUPUI) def. Helgeson (UMKC) - 7-5, 6-4
  6. Edwards (UMKC) def. Gans (IUPUI) - 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

 

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