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Men’s tennis completes undefeated weekend

The men’s tennis team capped an undefeated weekend while gaining its first Summit League victory of the season, 5-2 over the IPFW Mastodons at the Plaza Tennis Center on Saturday evening.

After a four-hour rain delay, the Roos won the doubles point by taking two of three hotly contested matches. In the No.1 match, Grant Fleming and Tim Akhmedov fell 8-5, before Guerin and Abdulrahman Alawadhi won the No. 2 match, 8-4. In the No. 3 match, which determined the doubles point, the No. 3 pair of Conner Edwards and Tomas Patino won the last six games for an 8-3 victory.

In singles play, the Roos won four of six matches as Gustavo Guerin and Alawadhi both won in straight sets. Fleming won the No. 1 match, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, while Patino won the No. 2 match, 6-3, 2-6, 6- 4.

On Friday morning against Nebraska-Omaha, the Roos won all three doubles contests and all six singles matches in a 7-0 victory at the Plaza Tennis Center. The Mavericks will join the Summit League next season.

Fleming and Akhmedov won the No. 1 doubles match 8-2. At No. 2, j Alawadhi and sophomore Cameron Schoenhofer won 8-5, while at No.3 Patino and Edwards won 8-2.

In No. 1 singles, Fleming won 6-0, 6-1 over Ramos Salazar. Patino won the No.2 match, 6-1, 6-1. Alawadhi won the t No.3 match 6-3, 6-2 while Akhmedov, Schoenhofer and junior David Heckler completed thesingles sweep.

Against Baker on Thursday, the Roos swept the singles and doubles matches for a 7-0 victory.

In doubles action, No.1 pairing of Fleming and Akhmedov combined in an 8-1 victory, while No. 2 team Schoenhofer and Alawadhi won by the same score.The Roos’ No.3 line of Patino and Edwards won 8-0.

In singles play, freshman Jonathan Rodgers registered his first win of the season in a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No.6, while sophomore Max Helguson also recorded his first win as a Roo, 6-2, 6-1 victory in the No.5 match.

Fleming recorded his team-leading seventh win of the season in a 6-2, 6-0 match with Nick Baker.

The Blue & Gold will be back in action on April 13when they host Bradley in a non-conference battle at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City.

lharman@unews.com

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