Courtesy: Ty Russell
Kangaroos Fall To Sooners In NCAA Regionals
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:05/11/2012
(Kansas City, Mo.)  - The UMKC men's tennis team (10-16) fell in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Championships to No. 11 Oklahoma (19-3) at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman, Okla.

The two squads opened the day with doubles play where the Kangaroos No. 2 pairing of junior Tim Akhmedov and senior Gustavo Guerin fell to Tsvetan Mihov and Peerakit Siributwong, 8-1, while sophomore Cameron Schoenhofer and junior Grant Fleming lost to Costin Paval and Dane Webb, 8-3 at No. 1 to give the Sooners the doubles point.

In the No. 3 match, meanwhile, sophomore Tomas Patino and freshman Conner Edwards were trailing 7-6 to David Pultr and Lawrence Formentera when the point was clinched.

In singles play, Schoenhofer went down to Pultr, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5, while Akhmedov fell to Formentera, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 to give OU its third point of the match.  Oklahoma then clinched the match when Webb knocked off Guerin at No. 4, 6-2, 6-1.

In the other singles matches, Fleming was trailing Paval after losing the first set, 6-2, but was leading in the second set 2-3, while junior Nino Hasandedic lost his first set, 6-4, but was leading 2-1 in set two.  At No. 2, meanwhile, Patino was trailing Guillermo Alcorta, 6-3, 4-0 when the match ended.

The Blue & Gold will be back in action again in the fall, returning everyone to their lineup except senior Guatavo Guerin.

Team Scores

Oklahoma (19-3)    4

UMKC (10-16)       0

Singles

1. Costin Paval, Oklahoma (15-3) vs. Grant Fleming, UMKC (15-7)                6-2, DNF (2-3)

2. Guillermo Alcorta, Oklahoma (16-4) vs. Tomas Patino, UMKC (11-11)        6-3, DNF (4-0)

3. Tsvetan Mihov, Oklahoma (9-12) vs. Nino Hasandedic, UMKC (5-4)          6-4, DNF (1-2)

4. Dane Webb, Oklahoma (20-1) vs. Gustavo Guerin, UMKC (2-3)                  6-2, 6-1

5. David Pultr, Oklahoma (11-6) def. Cameron Schoenhofer, UMKC (0-4)      6-2, 6-0

6. Lawrence Formentera, Oklahoma (3-2) def. Tim Akhmedov, UMKC (1-6)  6-1, 6-0

Doubles

1. Paval/Webb, Oklahoma (17-3) def. Schoenhofer/Fleming, UMKC (9-5)              8-3

2. Mihov/Siributwong, Oklahoma (16-5) def. Akhmedov/Guerin, UMKC (0-2)      8-1

3. Pultr/Formentera, Oklahoma (14-4) vs. Patino/Edwards, UMKC (13-5)              DNF (7-6)

Order of Finish

Singles - 5, 6, 4

Doubles - 2, 1


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