SEATTLE, Wash. – UMKC men’s tennis (8-8, 2-2) fought hard but was unable to snap New Mexico State’s (13-5, 4-0) 6-match winning streak on Saturday morning in a 4-3 loss at the Seattle University Tennis Courts. The Roos claimed the doubles point but were only able to register victories in two singles victories.
Airam Castellano (Gran Canaria, Spain) fell 6-3, 6-2 to Christofer Goncalves in No. 1 play. Amaury Navette (Paris, France) was beaten 6-2, 6-0 by Stijn de Haan in the No. 3 match. Tom Kruse (Flensburg, Germany) dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to Sergi Espias in the No. 4 contest. Daniel Izadifar (Tonsberg, Norway) competed hard but was bested 7-5, 7-6 by Mauri Benitez on the No. 6 court.
In doubles play, Castellano and Psarros beat Goncalves and Flories 6-4 in the No. 1 match. Kruse and Vinh Pham (Lenexa, Kan.) defeated Espias and Asmar 6-3 in the No. 3 contest. Gaismins and Navette fell 6-4 on the No. 2 court.
Castellano and Psarros improved to 8-1 overall and 4-0 in WAC play on the No. 1 doubles court. Kruse and Pham have won two straight doubles matches. Psarros also registered his second straight singles victory.
UMKC closes the weekend with a 10 a.m. CT Sunday match vs. Chicago State.
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