Roos Slide Past Drake on Sunday Afternoon
UMKC Athletics 3-31-2019
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC women’s tennis team (5-11) came back after a slow start to knock off Drake, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon.

Attempting to salvage the home stand and come away with a crucial win in non-conference play, the Roos rallied back after losing the doubles point with three victories in singles play and a forfeit in the No. 6 spot.

With Drake only having five players for the entirety of the match, UMKC would outlast the Bulldogs with key wins in the No. 1, 2 and 5 spots thanks to Katie Fries, Riddhi Sharma and Thea Dassy.

Sitting tied 3-3 at the end of the match, the Roos would knock off the Bulldogs with the forfeit of the No. 6 spot.

Dassy earned her first win of the season in the No. 5 spot with a score of 6-3, 6-3.

The Roos have now improved to 4-1 at home in 2019.


Up Next: The Roos will head up north to Chicago, Ill., to face off with UTRGV on Apr. 5th at 11 a.m. CT



Order of Finish: 1, 2

1. Carmen Palumbo/Daria Walczak (DU) def. Yana Grechkina/Thea Dassy (UMKC) 6-4

2. Liza Petushkova/Megan Webb (DU) def. Katie Fries/Thanushree Vale (UMKC) 7-5



Order of Finish: 2, 5, 1, 4, 3

1. Katie Fries (UMKC) def. Liza Petushkova (DU) 7-5, 6-2

2. Riddhi Sharma (UMKC) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-3, 4-0, retired

3. Daria Walczak (DU) def. Grace Ball (UMKC) 6-4, 3-6, 10-4

4. Sophia Haleas (DU) def. Thanushree Vale (UMKC) 6-3, 7-5

5. Thea Dassy (UMKC) def. Megan Webb (DU) 6-3, 6-3

6. UMKC wins by forfeit in the No. 6 spot


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