SEATTLE – Seattle U men’s tennis headed into a the first of three-day cluster of conference matchups on Friday night, hoping to secure their first Western Athletic Conference victory against UMKC. Despite a solid effort by the Redhawks, however, the Roos left the Amy Yee Tennis Center with a 7-0 sweep on the night.
Sophomore Emilio Monroy had the Redhawks’ best effort in singles, taking UMKC’s Hunter Clark to three sets in a 2-6, 6-3, 5-10 battle. In the number six spot, freshman Billy Givens-Jensen gave his all in a 4-6, 2-6 loss, as did junior Arshak Ghazaryan (1-6, 4-6). Sophomore Colton Weeldreyer and junior Alex Chan both posted final scores of 3-6, 1-6, while junior Adrian Alvarez-Sanabria (0-6, 1-6) rounded out the Seattle U roster.
Chan and Givens-Jensen played their way to a solid victory in doubles, overwhelming Hunter Clark and Anil Patel of the Roos for a 6-2 win. That matchup was the bright spot of the night for the Redhawks, as both the duos of Ghazaryan and Weeldreyer (3-6) and Monroy and Alvarez-Sanabria (3-6) ultimately succumbed to their opponents.
The Redhawks play again at the Amy Yee Tennis Center on Saturday night against conference rival New Mexico State, with matches scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM.
Seattle U vs. UMKC
April 12, 2019 at Seattle, Wash.
(Amy Yee Tennis Center)
UMKC 7, Seattle U 0
1. Giraldo, Diego (UMKC) def. Weeldreyer, Colton (SU) 6-3, 6-1
2. Stride, Ben (UMKC) def. Ghazaryan, Arshak (SU) 6-1, 6-4
3. Kruse, Tom (UMKC) def. Chan, Alex (SU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Clark, Hunter (UMKC) def. Monroy, Emilio (SU) 6-2, 3-6, 10-5
5. O’Connor, Neil (UMKC) def. Alvarez-Sanabria, Adrian (SU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Patel, Anil (UMKC) def. Givens-Jensen, Billy (SU) 6-4, 6-2
1. Giraldo, Diego/Stride, Ben (UMKC) def. Ghazaryan, Arshak/Weeldreyer, Colton (SU) 6-3
2. Chan, Alex/Givens-Jensen, Billy (SU) def. Clark, Hunter/Patel, Anil (UMKC) 6-2
3. Kruse, Tom/O’Connor, Neil (UMKC) def. Monroy, Emilio/Alvarez-Sanabria, Adrian (SU) 6-3
Seattle U 4-10, 0-3 WAC
UMKC 7-11, 2-2 WAC
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (5,3,1,4,2,6)