Kansas City Wins Men’s Tennis Championship
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.