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Kangaroos Hold Their Own, But Fall to No. 51 Razorbacks, 5-2
UMKC Athletics 2-17-2013
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(Fayetteville, Ark.) - The Kansas City men's tennis squad held its own against the No. 51 Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, grabbing wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but fell by a 5-2 score in the end.

The duo of senior Grant Fleming and junior Tomas Patino went undefeated on the day, winning their doubles match 8-4, before each battled to grab wins in singles action. Patino played at No. 1, grabbing a third set tiebreak 10-7 over Mike Ward. Fleming won in straight sets, including a first set tiebreak over Santiago Munoz. Arkansas (8-3) won each of the first five points in the match before UMKC claimed the final two.

The 'Roos (1-7) host a non-conference matchup against Oral Roberts next Saturday at 2:00 p.m.


#51 ARKANSAS 5, Kansas City 2
Feb 17, 2013 at FAYETTEVILLE (Dills Indoor Tennis Facility)

Singles competition
1. Tomas Patino (UMKC) def. Mike Ward (ARK) 1-6, 6-4, 10-7
2. Grant Fleming (UMKC) def. Santiago Munoz (ARK) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4
3. Victor Hoang (ARK) def. Daniil Ivanov (UMKC) 6-1, 7-5
4. Hall Fess (ARK) def. Tim Akhmedov (UMKC) 6-0, 6-3
5. Christian Lee (ARK) def. Conner Edwards (UMKC) 6-1, 6-3
6. Pete Thomason (ARK) def. David Heckler (UMKC) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Grant Fleming/Tomas Patino (UMKC) def. Hall Fess/Santiago Munoz (ARK) 8-4
2. Mike Nott/Victor Hoang (ARK) def. Conner Edwards/Tim Akhmedov (UMKC) 8-4
3. Christian Lee/Pete Thomason (ARK) def. Daniil Ivanov/David Heckler (UMKC) 8-0

Match Notes
Kansas City 1-6
ARKANSAS 8-3; National ranking #51
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (6,4,5,3,1,2)

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