Freshman Razvan Grigorescu won a split set match at No. 1 singles against UMKC.
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Omaha Drops Close Match to UMKC, 5-2

Omaha Athletics | February 24, 2017

Lincoln, Neb. – The Omaha men’s tennis team fell 5-2 to UMKC Friday evening at the Dillon Tennis Center in Lincoln, Neb.  With the loss, the Mavericks are now 4-6 (0-0 Summit League) overall, while the Kangaroos improve to 5-2 (0-0 WAC).

UMKC edged Omaha 2-1 in doubles action to claim the point.  Freshman Nathan Reekie and sophomore Matt Dunn dropped a close match at No. 2, 6-4.  Freshman Razvan Grigorescu and senior Colin Buckley evened things up with a 6-3 win over Uldis Gaismines and Amaury Navette at No. 1.  Sophomore Alex Woodward and senior John Ellis lost a tight match at No. 3, 6-4.

The Kangaroos went on top with singles wins at No. 2 and No. 6.  Reekie put Omaha on the board with a 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 3.  UMKC won competitive matches at No. 4 and No. 5 to clinch the match.  Grigorescu gave Omaha its second point of the night with a 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (5) win at No. 1 singles.

Omaha returns home next weekend, hosting Central (IA) College at 3 p.m. and Hastings at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3.  Both matches will be held at the Miracle Hill Tennis Center.

UMKC 5, Omaha 2

Singles competition

  1. Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA/13.23) def. Airam Castellano (UMKC/13.39) 6-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-5)
  2. Uldis Gaismines (UMKC/12.65) def. Colin Buckley (OMAHA/11.53) 6-0, retired
  3. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA/11.69) def. Amaury Navette (UMKC/12.71) 6-0, 6-4
  4. Tom Kruse (UMKC/12.05) def. Matt Dunn (OMAHA/11.66) 6-2, 7-6 (10-1)
  5. Vinh Pham (UMKC/UR) def. Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger (OMAHA/11.52) 6-1, 7-6 (10-4)
  6. Daniel Izadifer (UMKC/UR) def. Alex Woodward (OMAHA/11.45) 6-3, 6-3

Doubles competition

  1. Grigorescu/Buckley (OMAHA) def. Gaismines/Navette (UMKC) 6-3
  2. Castellano/Kruse (UMKC) def. Reekie/Dunn (OMAHA) 6-4
  3. Pham/Izadifer (UMKC) def. Woodward/Ellis (OMAHA) 6-4

Match Notes

Omaha 4-6

UMKC 5-2

Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (2,6,3,4,5,1)

played in Lincoln, Neb.


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