KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Katie Fries (Overland Park, Kan.), Airam Castellano (Gran Canaria, Spain) and Alex Pozo (St. Louis, Mo.) were each named as a WAC Player of the Week on Tuesday. Fries was named the WAC Women’s Singles Player of the Week, while Castellano and Pozo were honored as the conference’s men’s doubles winners.
Fries started off the weekend with a loss to Kansas State’s second flight, 6-2 and 6-4. She then started her team off with their first win of the match against Omaha as she took down their first flight 6-2 and 6-3 for Kansas City’s first team win of the season.
Castellano and teammate Pozo kicked off the weekend with a loss to No. 15 Oklahoma State’s top duo 3-6. The next day, they came together to upset No. 11 Baylor’s No. 2 ranked duo in the nation, 6-3. Later the same day, Castellano and Pozo lost to a different duo from Baylor 4-6.
The men’s squad will be back in action again on Friday for the home opener when they face William Jewell at 2 p.m., while the women’s team takes on Central Arkansas on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Jonesboro, Ark.
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