Kangaroos Edged by IPFW, But Clinch Postseason Spot
UMKC Athletics 3-31-2012
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(Fort Wayne, Ind.) - The UMKC women's tennis team wrapped up regular season play in the Summit League on Saturday morning in Fort Wayne against IPFW, falling 4-1. Even with the loss, the 'Roos clinched a spot in the conference postseason tournament to be held in Kansas City on April 27-28.

The contest was tightly played, but IPFW seemed to have the edge in each of the close matches. UMKC (11-9, 6-2 SL) fell in each of the doubles outings, even with a tightly played No. 1 pairing by Laura Bouet and Eva Dalvai, who fell 8-6.

The 'Roos bounced back to tie it with a win at No. 2 singles by Bouet, taking a 6-2, 6-3 win over Marcy Huck. The Mastodons rallied to win the next three matches in deciding third sets though. The first came at No. 4 when Maddie Schulte battled, but dropped the third set 6-4. Amelie Amsallem and Dalvai were also close at No. 3 and 1, respectively, but both dropped narrow 6-4 final sets.

Next up, the 'Roos will head home to face Southwest Baptist on Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Plaza Tennis Center.

Mar 31, 2012 at Fort Wayne, Ind. (Wildwood Racquet Club)

Singles competition

1. Anita Henestrosa (IPFW) def. Eva Dalvai (UMKC) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

2. Laura Bouet (UMKC) def. Marcy Huck (IPFW) 6-2, 6-3

3. Raquel Vescovi (IPFW) def. Amelie Amsallem (UMKC) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4

4. Caterina Kiefer (IPFW) def. Madeline Schulte (UMKC) 3-6, 7-5, 6-4

5. Frederique Sunstrum (IPFW) vs. Suzan Lisenby (UMKC) 7-6 (0-5), 0-0, unfinished

6. Alex Forsyth (IPFW) vs. Jillian Yakominich (UMKC) 4-3, 0-0, unfinished

Doubles competition

1. Caterina Kiefer/Marcy Huck (IPFW) def. Eva Dalvai/Laura Bouet (UMKC) 8-6

2. Alex Forsyth/Anita Henestrosa (IPFW) def. Amelie Amsallem/Suzan Lisenby (UMKC) 8-3

3. Raquel Vescovi/Frederique Sunstrum (IPFW) def. Madeline Schulte/Gabriela Pintos (UMKC) 8-5

Match Notes

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,4,3,1)

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