UMKC Notches Second Summit League Win With 7-0 Win Over Jackrabbits
UMKC Athletics 4-19-2012
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(Kansas City, Mo.)  - The UMKC men's tennis team (6-15, 1-2) notched its second Summit League win of the season and its fifth win in the its last five matches when it defeated South Dakota State (6-13, 1-3), 7-0, on Thursday afternoon, Senior Day, at the Plaza Tennis Center.

The two squads opened up the day with singles play where junior Grant Fleming quickly gave the Kangaroos a 1-0 lead with a 6-1, 6-0 win over James Thorp at No. 1 before sophomore Cameron Schoenhofer dismissed Morgan Salo at No. 6, 6-0, 6-0 to push the lead to 2-0 in favor of the 'Roos.

Gustavo Guerin, the 'Roos lone senior honoree, then made the score 3-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 over Alejandro Marin at No. 5 and junior Abdulrahman Alawadhi clinched the match for UMKC with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Justin Pyle from the No. 3 line.

Junior Nino Hasandedic earned his second victory in as many matches since returning from injury with a 7-5, 6-2 victory at No. 4 over Dominic Rosetto, while sophomore Tomas Patino knocked off Parker Lawley, 7-5, 6-2 to round out the Kangaroo singles lineup.

In doubles play, freshman Conner Edwards and Patino were the first to finish, registering an 8-1 win over Marin and Salo, while Fleming and Schoenhofer took down Thorp and Lawley at No. 1, 8-5 to make the final match score 7-0.  Alawadhi and Guerin then defeated Pyle and Rossetto, 8-7 (7-5) at No. 2 to close out the match and complete the sweep for the 'Roos.

The Blue & Gold will be back in action again tomorrow afternoon when they host Summit League foe Oral Roberts at 1 p.m. at Loyola Park on the Campus of Rockhurst University.

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