KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC men’s tennis team (11-9) closed out the regular season with a 7-0 win over Saint Louis (8-9) on Friday afternoon at the Dwight Davis Tennis Center in St. Louis, Mo.
SLU evened doubles at one match apiece when Tom Kruse and Diego Giraldo fell to John and Justin Nogalski at No. 2, 6-4, but the Roos No. 1 pairing of No. 72 Airam Castellano and Alex Pozo beat David Ferragut and Juan Calero, 7-5.
Kruse pushed the lead to 2-0 with a 6-2, 2-0, ret. win over Calero at No. 3 and Pozo followed with a 6-1, 6-1 win over John Nogalski at No. 2. Giraldo then clinched the match for UMKC with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Pachon at No. 4.
Castellano then beat Ferragut at No. 1, 6-4, 6-4, while Patel took down Yanaba at No. 6, 7-5, 6-4. Clark then closed out the match for UMKC with a 7-5, 7-5 win over Justin Nogalski at No. 5.
The Blue & Gold will be back in action again on Apr. 28 when they take on the winner of Seattle U and UT Rio Grande Valley in the WAC Championship at 3 p.m. CT in Mesa, Ariz.
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