(Madison, Wisc.) - The Kansas City men's tennis squad wrapped up play in Wisconsin Sunday, and the short-handed 'Roos fell to the Southern Illinois Salukis by a 5-2 margin.
Junior Tomas Patino and freshman Daniil Ivanov each picked up wins at No. 1 and No. 2 to highlight the match.
"This was a great learning experience for our team and I'm pleased with their effort." Assistant Coach Cassidy Mears said, "We had some good individual performances which was encouraging. We have some specific things we know must improve and will get busy working on those this week in preparation for our next matches."
Southern Illinois 5, Kansas City 2
Jan 27, 2013 at Madison, Wisc.
|1. Tomas Patino (UMKC) def. Brandon Florez (SIU) 2-6, 6-4, 10-8|
|2. Daniil Ivanov (UMKC) def. Jorge Cavero (SIU) 6-4, 6-4|
|3. Badr Cherradi (SIU) def. Conner Edwards (UMKC) 6-4, 6-3|
|4. Rafael Cuadrillero (SIU) def. David Heckler (UMKC) 7-5, 6-1|
|5. Jonny Rigby (SIU) def. Andrey Smirnov (UMKC) 7-5, 6-1|
|6. Martijn Admiraal (SIU) def. Tim Akhmedov (UMKC) 6-3, 6-2|
|1. Martijn Admiraal/Brandon Florez (SIU) def. David Heckler/Nino Hasandedic (UMKC) 8-3|
|2. Jonny Rigby/Badr Cherradi (SIU) vs. Jai Grewal/Tomas Patino (UMKC) 7-6, unfinished|
|3. Jorge Cavero/Szymon Opieczonek (SIU) def. Conner Edwards/Tim Akhmedov (UMKC) 8-7|
|Kansas City 0-2|
|Southern Illinois 1-1|
|Match played in Madison, Wisconsin|