Courtesy: UMKC Athletics/MSH Photography
Kangaroos Drop Tight One to Falcons, 4-3
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:02/16/2013

(Kansas City, Mo.) - The UMKC men's tennis squad jumped out early with the doubles point on Saturday against Air Force, but stormed back in singles play to take a 4-3 decision at Kansas City Country Club.

The 'Roos (1-6) got wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles pretty handily, but dropped tight decisions at No. 1 and No. 6 in singles action. Tomas Patino took a straight set win at No. 2, while Grant Fleming grabbed a come-from-behind victory at No. 3. The Falcons (6-4) got straight set wins at No. 4 and No. 5, but secured the win with the comeback at No. 6.

The 'Roos will head to Fayetteville, Ark. on Sunday for a contest with No. 51 Arkansas at 11:00 a.m.

Air Force 4, Kansas City 3
Feb 16, 2013 at Kansas City, Mo. (Kansas City Country Club)

Singles competition

1. Lance Wilhelm (AF) def. Nino Hasandedic (UMKC) 7-6, 7-6

2. Tomas Patino (UMKC) def. Grant Taylor (AF) 6-3, 6-1

3. Grant Fleming (UMKC) def. Landon Kinsey (AF) 6-7, 7-6, 6-3

4. Steven Young (AF) def. Daniil Ivanov (UMKC) 6-3, 6-0

5. Alex Grubbs (AF) def. Tim Akhmedov (UMKC) 6-4, 6-3

6. Andrew Parks (AF) def. Conner Edwards (UMKC) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

1. Lance Wilhelm/Grant Taylor (AF) def. Grant Fleming/Tomas Patino (UMKC) 8-4

2. Conner Edwards/Tim Akhmedov (UMKC) def. Andy Jackson/Steven Young (AF) 8-2

3. Nino Hasandedic/David Heckler (UMKC) def. Andrew Parks/Alex Grubbs (AF) 8-3

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