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WAC Tournament Preview
UMKC Athletics 4-23-2019
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC women’s tennis team will look to grab its third conference title in as many years when the squad heads down to Brownsville, Texas, to face off with No. 6 seed Seattle U on Friday, Apr. 26th at 9 a.m. CT in the first round of Western Athletic Conference Tournament. The Roos are currently the reigning champions and have made back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances (2017 & 2018).

 

2019 Regular Season:

  • 10-11 Overall Record
  • 3-2 WAC Record
  • Clinched the No. 3 seed in the WAC Tournament
  • Ended the regular season on a six-match winning streak
  • 7-1 at home this year

Doubles Play:

  • Yana Grechkina and Michela Xibilia lead the Roos with seven wins at the No. 1 spot
  • Both players notched three wins in WAC play during the season at the No. 1 spot
  • As a team, the Roos produced 20 points in doubles play
  • Grechkina leads all Roos with eight wins in doubles competition
  • Current Win Streaks

 

Singles Play:

 

WAC History:

  • Sixth Year
  • WAC Champions (2017 & 2018)
  • 5-3 Overall in WAC Postseason play
  • 2014 (No. 5 seed)
    • Quarterfinals vs. Chicago State (W, 4-2)
    • Semifinals vs. Idaho (L, 4-0)
  • 2015 (No. 3 Seed)
    • Quarterfinals vs. Texas-Pan American (L, 4-2)
  • 2016 (No. 3 Seed)
    • Quarterfinals vs. UTRGV (L, 4-1)
  • 2017 (No. 1 Seed)
    • Semifinals vs. Seattle U (W, 4-1)
    • Championship vs. New Mexico State (W, 4-1)
  • 2018 (No. 2 Seed)
    • Semifinals vs. Seattle U (W, 4-2)
    • Championship vs. UTRGV (W, 4-0)

 

Up Next: If the Roos take down the Redhawks, the team will next face off with No. 2 New Mexico State on Saturday, Apr. 27th at 9 a.m. CT in the WAC Semifinals. The NCAA Selection show will take place on Monday, Apr. 29th at 5:30 p.m. CT after the conference tournament has concluded.

  

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