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UMKC Falls To Oklahoma State In Season Openers
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:01/21/2012
(Kansas City, Mo.) - The UMKC men's and women's tennis teams each dropped their season opening matches to Oklahoma State on Friday in Tulsa, Okla.  The men's tennis team (0-1) fell 5-2 to the Cowboys (1-0), while women's tennis team (0-1) lost 6-1 to OSU (2-0).

For the men, junior Grant Fleming and freshman Conner Edwards each picked up singles wins, while the double pairing of juniors Abdulrahman Alawadhi and David Heckler was also victorious in the match.

Oklahoma State opened the day with a victory at No. 1 doubles, with Vlad Bondarenko and Rifat Biktyako taking down Fleming and sophomore Max Helgeson 8-5, while Eric West and Christopher Haworth gave the Cowboys the doubles point with an 8-2 win over sophomore Tomas Patino and Edwards at the No. 2 line.  Alawadhi and Heckler, meanwhile, closed out doubles play with an 8-5 win over Trevor Horstmann and Adolfo Aires at No. 3.

In singles action, the 'Roos dropped their first four matches before Edwards downed Horstmann, 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 5 line and Fleming took care of Biktyako from the No. 2 spot.  Reigning Summit League player of the Year, Nino Hasandedic fell in his match, 6-2, 6-2 to Bondarenko, while Patino dropped his match with West, 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3.  Alawadhi, meanwhile, lost to Haworth, 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4 and Helgeson lost to Aires, 6-4, 6-4.

In women's action, the 'Roos dropped all three of their doubles matches to No. 75 Oklahoma State, with junior Suzan Lisenby and senior Jillian Yakominich falling 8-2 to Leyla Simmons and Allison Burckhartt at No. 3, freshman Amelie Amsallem and Madeline Schulte falling to C.C. Sardinha and Isabela Miro 8-1 at No. 2 and juniors Eva Dalvai and Laura Bouet falling 8-3 to Meghan Blevins and Mary Jeremiah at No. 1.

In singles play, Schulte picked up the 'Roos lone win with a 6-1, 6-1 win at the No. 6 line over Jovana Pecovsksi, while Dalvai fell to Sardinha, 6-2, 6-0 from the No. 1 position.  At No. 2, Bouet fell to Malika Rose, 6-2, 6-0, while Amsallem lost 6-1, 6-2 to Blevins at No. 3.  Lisenby, meanwhile, dropped her match with Jeremiah, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 and 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 and Yakominich fell to Miro, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 5.

The women's squad will be back in action again tomorrow when they host Wichita State at 1 p.m., while the men's squad will head to Portland, Ore., on Friday to take on Portland at 10 a.m.

Oklahoma State 5, UMKC 2
Jan. 20, 2012 | Tulsa, Okla. | Case Tennis Center

DOUBLES | Order of finish: 2, 1, 3
No. 1 - #56 Vlad Bondarenko/Rifat Biktyakov (OSU) def. Grant Fleming/Max Helgeson (UMKC), 8-5
No. 2 - Eric West/Christopher Haworth (OSU) def. Tomas Patiño/Conner Edwards (UMKC), 8-2
No. 3 - Abdulrahman Alawadhi/David Heckler (UMKC) def. Trevor Horstmann/Adolfo Aires (OSU), 8-5

SINGLES | Order of finish 4, 1, 3, 6, 5, 2
No. 1 - #60 Vlad Bondarenko (OSU) def. Nino Hasandedic, 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 - Grant Fleming (UMKC) def. #89 Rifat Biktyakov, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6
No. 3 - Eric West (OSU) def. Tomas Patiño (UMKC), 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 - #77 Christopher Haworth (OSU) def. Abdulrahman Alawadhi, 6-1, 6-0
No. 5 - Conner Edwards (UMKC) def. Trevor Horstmann (OSU), 6-4, 6-4
No. 6 - Adolfo Aires (OSU) def. Max Helgeson (UMKC),6-4, 6-4

No. 75 Oklahoma State 6, UMKC 1
Jan. 20, 2012 :: Tulsa, Okla. :: Case Tennis Center

DOUBLES | Order of finish: 3,2,1
No. 1 - Meghan Blevins/Mary Jeremiah (OSU) def. Eva Dalvai/Laura Bouet (UMKC), 8-3
No. 2 - C.C. Sardinha/Isabela Miro (OSU) def. Amelie Amsallem/Madeline Schulte (UMKC), 8-1
No. 3 - Leyla Simmons/Allison Burckhartt (OSU) def. Jillian Yakominich/Suzan Lisenby (UMKC), 8-2

SINGLES | Order of finish: 1,2,6,4*,3,5
No. 1 - C.C. Sardinha (OSU) def. Eva Dalvai (UMKC), 6-2, 6-0
No. 2 - Malika Rose (OSU) def. Laura Bouet (UMKC), 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 - Meghan Blevins (OSU) def. Amelie Amsallem (UMKC), 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 - Mary Jeremiah (OSU) def. Suzan Lisenby (UMKC), 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 - Isabela Miro (OSU) def. Jillian Yakominich (UMKC), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 - Maddie Schulte (UMKC) def. Jovana Pecovski (OSU), 6-1, 6-1

 

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