Falcons Drop 5-2 Match to UMKC
Jan. 31, 2009
The Air Force men's tennis team dropped a close, 5-2, match to UMKC Saturday at the Academy. With the match tied at 2-all, the final three singles matches came down to a third set, with the Kangaroos winning all three. With the loss, Air Force falls to 0-5 this season.
Soster evened the match with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Gustavo Guerin at the No. 4 singles spot. After Rodgers lost, 7-5, 7-5, to Serge Ristivojevic at No. 3, Austin Francis made it 2-2 with a 6-3, 7-6 win at the top spot over Brett Berryman.
UMKC's Patrick Smith rallied to win the No. 2 match over Cody Hall, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5 and Erwin Quintanilla clinched the match for the Kangaroos by defeating Johnny Buckingham, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4 at the No. 6 spot.
The Falcons host Gonzaga on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m.
UMKC 5, Air Force 2
#1 Berryman/Smith (UMKC) def. Francis/Hall, 8-5
#2 Rodgers/Soster (AFA) def. Quintinalla/Schwarz, 8-6
#3 Guerin/Ristivojevic (UMKC) def. James Tomlin/Alex Beaussart, 8-5
Order of Finish: 1, 3, 2