UMKC Notches Second Summit League Win With 7-0 Win Over Jackrabbits
UMKC Athletics 4-19-2012
Share |
Related Links
(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.

Three Roos Set for NCAA West Regional
Roos Qualify for Four Events at NCAA West Regionals
Men's Soccer and Women's Tennis Earn NCAA Public Recognition Award