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No. 43 Drake Too Much for Kansas City, 7-0
UMKC Athletics 2-1-2013
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(Des Moines, Iowa) - Kansas City men's tennis had their hands full with No. 43 Drake on Friday, and fell 7-0 on the road. The 'Roos faced four ranked singles players and a ranked doubles pair in the match.

UMKC (0-3) No. 1 doubles pair Grant Fleming and Tomas Patino took the No. 16 ranked duo of Anis Ghorbel and James McKie to the brink, falling 8-7, with a narrow 8-6 tiebreak to decide it.

Kansas City will face Green Bay on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa at 5:00 p.m.

#43 Drake 7, Kansas City 0
02/01/13 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)

Singles competition

1. #35 Ghorbel, Anis (DU) def. Nino Hasandedic (UMKC) 6-3, 6-0

2. #68 McKie, James (DU) def. Tomas Patino (UMKC) 3-6, 6-2, 10-6

3. #86 Salibasic, Alen (DU) def. Grant Fleming (UMKC) 6-0, 6-1

4. Erasmus, Jean (DU) def. Daniil Ivanov (UMKC) 6-1, 6-0

5. #109 Mullis, Ben (DU) def. Conner Edwards (UMKC) 6-0, 6-3

6. Tesmer, Grant (DU) def. Andrey Smirnov (UMKC) 6-1, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. #16 Ghorbel, Anis/McKie, James (DU) def. Grant Fleming/Tomas Patino (UMKC) 8-7 (8-6)

2. Erasmus, Jean/Salibasic, Alen (DU) def. Nino Hasandedic/David Heckler (UMKC) 8-2

3. Mullis, Ben/Tesmer, Grant (DU) def. Tim Akhmedov/Conner Edwards (UMKC) 8-0

Match Notes

Kansas City 0-3

Drake 3-1; National ranking #43

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,1,3,5,2,6)

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