Roos Drop Second Conference Match of the Season in Phoenix
UMKC Athletics 3-23-2019
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PHOENIX, Ariz. – The UMKC women’s tennis team (3-10) looking for its first win of conference play could not keep pace with Grand Canyon and dropped its second game in as many days with a score of 6-1.

Taking the first set in doubles play behind Michela Xibilia and Yana Grechkina, UMKC would fail to clinch the next two sets from Grand Canyon and ended up losing the doubles point early on.

It was a similar result in singles play for the Roos as the No. 1-5 spots could not clinch points during the match-ups against the Lopes. Grechkina would tie up her match-up in the No. 4 spot but would fall short in the third set with a 10-4 tiebreaker.

The bright spot for UMKC in singles play came from Thanushree Vale who claimed the lone point of the match for the Roos with a 10-8 tiebreaker in the third set of the match-up.

UMKC has now fallen to 3-10 on the year, two games under last season’s mark through 13 games.


Up Next: The Roos head back home to face off with Creighton on Tuesday, Mar. 26 at 1 p.m. CT



Order of Finish: 2, 3, 1

1. Michela Xibilia/Yana Grechkina (UMKC) def. Occhipinti, Emilia/Buhr, Celina (GCU) 6-4

2. Lo Pumo, Martina/Infantino, Ludovica (GCU) def. Katie Fries/Thanushree Vale (UMKC) 6-3

3. Morel, Celia/Prudhomme, Autum (GCU) def. Riddhi Sharma/Grace Ball (UMKC) 6-4


Order of Finish: 4, 6, 1, 3, 5, 2

1. Occhipinti, Emilia (GCU) def. Michela Xibilia (UMKC) 6-1, 6-2

2. Morel, Celia (GCU) def. Katie Fries (UMKC) 6-1, 6-4

3. Buhr, Celina (GCU) def. Riddhi Sharma (UMKC) 6-0, 6-3

4. Lo Pumo, Martina (GCU) def. Yana Grechkina (UMKC) 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-4)

5. Infantino, Ludovica (GCU) def. Grace Ball (UMKC) 6-2, 6-2

6. Thanushree Vale (UMKC) def. Prudhomme, Autum (GCU) 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)


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