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Roos nail down top seed for men’s Summit League tennis championshipsYOU

The men’s tennis team enjoyed a weekend sweep with 7-0 victories over Western Illinois on Sunday and Oral Roberts on Friday night. Sunday’s victory gave the Roos a 4-1 Summit League record and a three-way tie for the regular-season championship. They will be top seeded in the Summit League Championships.

On Sunday in Macomb, Ill., the Roos won all doubles and singles matches.

In doubles, No.1 pair Grant Fleming and Cameron Schoenhofer won 8-3, the same score as a victory by Gustavo Guerin and Abdulrahman Alawadhi in the No.2 match.

In singles, No.1 player Fleming was the only Roo to lose a set. He was pushed to a tie-breaker and defeated Patrick Hammers 1-6, 6-3, 10-1.

In Friday’s victory on the Rockhurst campus, the Roos won all doubles and singles matches.

In doubles, the No.1 pairing of Fleming and Schoenhofer defeated Alvaro Gutierrez and Nathaniel Avery 8-4. The Roos then sealed the doubles point when the No.2 pair of Alawadhi and Guerin won 8-2.

In singles, Fleming won the No. 1 match 6-1, 6-0 before sophomore Tomas Patino won the No.2 match, 7-5, 6-2. Alawadhi, Guerin, Schoenhofer and junior Nino Hasendedic also won their singles matches. Hasendedic, the former No. 1 singles player, returned to play the No.4 match after a long absence due to injury.

After losing their first Summit League match to IUPI, the Roos have been undefeated in conference play. The Summit League championships will be held at the Plaza Tennis Center on April 27.

lharman@unews.com

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