Patino Earns Second Men's Tennis Player of the Week Honor
UMKC Athletics 2-19-2013
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(Kansas City, Mo.) - Kansas City's Tomas Patino was named The Summit League's men's tennis player of the week for his performance Feb. 12-Feb. 18.

The junior from Medellin, Columbia collects his second career honor, both this season, after posting a 2-0 record along with a doubles victory during the week. Against No. 51 Arkansas, Patino rallied for a three-set victory at No. 1 singles (1-6, 6-4, 10-7) over Mike Ward. Patino also was part of the Kangaroos tandem that notched an 8-4 doubles victory over the Razorbacks in a 5-2 loss. Playing the No. 2 singles position, Patino scored a straight-set (3 and 1) victory over Air Force's Grant Taylor. Patino owns identical 9-4 singles and doubles records this season.

Also nominated: Jason Jaruvang, IUPUI; Joao Freitas, Fort Wayne; Parker Lawley, South Dakota State; Mitch Granger, Western Illinois.

Previous recipients: 1/21 - Bradley Holt, Western Illinois; 1/28 - Tomas Patino, Kansas City; 2/5 - Joel Modesitt, IUPUI; 2/12 - Joao Freitas, Fort Wayne.

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