UMKC Squeezes Past SUU on Day Three, 4-3
UMKC Athletics 3-17-2012
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(Las Vegas, Nev.) - The UMKC women's tennis team made it a clean sweep, defeating Southern Utah on the final day of the Summit League Cluster at Bally's, 4-3.

The 'Roos (8-7, 4-0 SL) jumped out to a 1-0 lead after taking two of the three doubles wins, getting help from the Thunderbirds, who played without a No. 6 player. Freshman Maddie Schulte took a straight set win at No. 5 to make it 3-0 (after SUU forfeited at No. 6), before SUU grabbed the next two in straight sets to cut it to one at the No. 3 and 4 spots.

The No. 1 and 2 positions went down to the wire, with both going to a decisive third set, and UMKC junior Laura Bouet came through with the win to help UMKC grab the dual.

UMKC finished the weekend with a 4-0 record, defeating South Dakota, IUPUI and Western Illinois on the first two days.

The 'Roos will play Northwest Missouri State on March 26 in its next action.

UMKC 4, Southern Utah 3
Mar 17, 2012 at Las Vegas, Nev. (Bally's Resort)

Singles competition

1. Ksusha Johnson (SUU) def. Eva Dalvai (UMKC) 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

2. Laura Bouet (UMKC) def. Alex Ivanova (SUU) 1-6, 7-5, 6-3

3. Olia Tatarchenko (SUU) def. Amelie Amsallem (UMKC) 6-2, 6-4

4. Lisa Pleskan (SUU) def. Suzan Lisenby (UMKC) 6-2, 6-4

5. Madeline Schulte (UMKC) def. Afton Staheli (SUU) 6-1, 6-1

6. Jillian Yakominich (UMKC) def. No player (SUU), by default

Doubles competition

1. Alex Ivanova/Olia Tatarchenko (SUU) def. Eva Dalvai/Laura Bouet (UMKC) 8-5

2. Suzan Lisenby/Amelie Amsallem (UMKC) def. Ksusha Johnson/Lisa Pleskan (SUU) 9-7

3. Madeline Schulte/Gabriela Pintos (UMKC) def. No player/No player (SUU), by default

Match Notes

Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,4,3,1,2)

Official: Steve Conn

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