Kansas City Wins Men’s Tennis Championship

Kansas City Wins Men’s Tennis Championship
Kansas City defeated IUPUI, 4-0, to win the 2013 Summit League Men's Tennis Championship on April 27 in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Photo by Lucas Carter).

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Kansas City rolled past IUPUI, 4-0, to capture its third consecutive Summit League Men's Tennis Tournament Championship. The Kangaroos became the first team to "three peat" since 2005.

Grant Fleming provided the clinching point at No. 3 with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over IUPUI's Jake Hedderig.

With a pair of 8-4 victories at No. 1 (Fleming/Abdul Alawadhi) and No. 2 doubles (Conner Edwards/David Heckler), Kansas City took an early 1-0 lead by claiming the doubles point.

In singles play, Edwards dismissed IUPUI's Armaan Choudhary, 6-1, 6-1, to put the 'Roos up 2-0. Andre Smirnov gave Kansas City a commanding 3-0 lead with a straight-set (3 and 1) victory over Deon Shafer at No. 3.

The Kangaroos (13-10) earned The Summit League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

IUPUI fell to Kansas City in the championship match for the third consecutive season. The Jaguars ended their season at 7-18.