Fleming Records Kangaroos' Lone Point In Loss To Green Bay
UMKC Athletics 3-24-2012
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(Kansas City, Mo.)  - The UMKC men's tennis team (1-12) dropped a 6-1 decision on Saturday afternoon to Green Bay (11-4) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center in Des Moines, Iowa, despite a 7-5, 7-6 (7-0) win by No. 1 Grant Fleming over Paul Swanson.

In doubles action, the combination of sophomore Tomas Patino and freshman Conner Edwards were victorious over Henning Jess and Swanson at No. 3, 9-8, while junior Tim Akhmedov and Fleming fell to Felix Goepper and Michael Tenzer, 9-7.  Juniors Abdul Alawadhi and David Heckler, meanwhile, lost to Finkenbrink and Cox, 8-6.

In singles play, Tenzer won over Patino at No. 2, 3-6, 7-5, 10-8, and Finkenbrink beat Alawadhi, 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 at No. 3.  From the No. 4 line, Cox beat Edwards, 6-1, 6-2, while Akhmedov fell to Christoph Hopfe, 6-2, 6-3.  Rounding out the UMKC lineup was Heckler, who fell at No. 6 to Gary Notkin, 6-2, 7-6.

The Blue & Gold will be back in action again on Tuesday when they host Southwest Baptist at the Plaza Tennis Center at 3 p.m.

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