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2009 UMKC Tennis

Men’s & Women’s Media Guide


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Front Row: Assistant Coach Christopher Biro, Nick Hays, Nick Mader, Erwin Quintanilla, Gustavo Guerin and Head Coach Kendell Hale. Back Row: Bret Berryman, Patrick Smith, Dennis Schwarz, Serge Ristivojevic, Assistant Coach Roberto Quintanilla and Zachary Alholm.

Kangaroos

Left to Right: Head Coach Kendell Hale, Jillian Yakominich, Katherine Rist, Chelsea Horner, Megan Titus, Emily Lindsay, Jessica Ball, Caitlin Burke and Assistant Coach Christopher Biro. (Not pictured: Holly Davis and Daniela Amelunge)


EDITORS

Table of Contents Credits Kangaroos In The NCAA Tournament 2008-09 Men’s Tennis Roster/Schedule 2008-09 Men’s Tennis Preview 2007-08 Men’s Tennis Review 2008-09 Women’s Tennis Roster/Schedule 2008-09 Women’s Tennis Preview 2007-08 Women’s Tennis Review

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The Team Head Coach Kendell Hale Assistant Coach Christopher Biro Support Staff James Allan, Sports Information Director Brooke Orcutt, Assistant Sports Information Director Roberto Quintanilla, Assistant Coach UMKC Quick Facts The Plaza Tennis Center 2008-09 Men’s Tennis Bios 2008-09 Women’s Tennis Bios Men’s Tennis 2008 Results Women’s Tennis 2008 Results

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History Men’s Tennis Historical Summary Men’s Tennis All-Time Results Men’s Tennis Superlatives Women’s Tennis Historical Summary

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John Roushkolb, James Allan DESIGN

John Roushkolb (body) James Allan (cover)

Women’s Tennis All-Time Results Women’s Tennis Superlatives A New Look For The ‘Roos

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About UMKC The Evolution of the Kangaroo 32 Chancellor Leo Morton 33 Director of Athletics Tim Hall 34 UMKC Athletics Senior Staff 35 Carla Wilson, Senior Associate AD/SWA Janet Justus, Senior Associate AD Ursula Gurney, Associate AD Steve Stroud, Associate AD Jessica Dickson, Assistant AD Ron Aulet, Assistant AD Swinney Recreation Center 36 Municipal Auditorium 37 Head Coaches 37 Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility 38 Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center 38 Student-Athlete Academic Services Office 38 Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund 39 Around The Summit League 39 About UMKC: Educational Opportunities 40 About UMKC: Residence Life 41 Cowtown Shmowtown: UMKC IS Kansas City 42 Ten Days In The Community 44

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One of two teams from UMKC to advance to the NCAA Tournament, the Men’s Tennis team captured back-to-back Mid-Con Titles in 1999 and 2000, representing the Kangaroos in the national championship tournament. The 1999 team is pictured above, counterclockwise from bottom right: Jorge Morales, Marck de Lautour, Choo Lee, Pat Looney, Eric Eaves, Jose Lopez, Mark Carney, Andy Urias and Craig Gansen.

For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education and to promote civility in society, studentathletes, coaches, and all others associated with these athletics programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation, but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting the athletics program. It is the responsibility of each institution to: (revised: 1/9/96) (a) establish policies for sportsmanship and ethical conduct in intercollegiate athletics consistent with the educational mission and goals of the institution; and (adopted: 1/9/96) (b) educate, on a continuing basis, all constituencies about the policies in Constitution 2.4-(a). (adopted: 1/9/96)

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T E N N I S 2008-09 UMKC Men’s Tennis Roster Name

Ht

Wt. Yr.

Hometown

High School

Last School

Zachary Alholm Bret Berryman Gustavo Guerin Nick Hays Nick Mader Erwin Quintanilla Serge Ristivojevic Dennis Schwarz Patrick Smith Patrick Tooey

6-1 6-2 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-9 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-0

175 170 166 160 165 164 185 176 174 155

Leawood, Kan. Blue Springs, Mo. Itumbiara-Goias, Brazil Blue Springs, Mo. Overland Park, Kan. Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Kansas City Christian HS Blue Springs South HS Colegio Ateneu HS Blue Springs South HS Olathe East HS Franco Boliviano HS Kingswood HS Louise-Schroeder Gymnasium HS Max-Planck Gymnasium HS Rockhurst HS

Johnson County CC Ball State University ---------

Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr.

Orchard Hills, New South Wales, Australia

Munich, Germany Munich, Germany Peculiar, Mo.

Schedule Date

Opponent

Location

Oct. 16-20, 2008 ITA Wilson Central Region Championships at Fayetteville, Ark. Fri., Jan. 23 Weber State at Las Vegas, Nev. Sat., Jan. 24 UNLV at Las Vegas, Nev. Tue., Jan. 27 Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark. Fri., Jan. 30 Gonzaga at Colorado Springs, Colo. Sat., Jan. 31 Air Force at Colorado Springs, Colo. Sun., Feb. 1 Northern Colorado at Greeley, Colo. Fri., Feb. 27 Creighton Kansas City, Mo. Sat., Feb. 28 SIU Edwardsville Kansas City, Mo. Sat., Mar. 7 Nebraska at Lincoln, Neb. Sun., Mar. 8 Bradley at Lincoln, Neb. Wed., Mar. 18 South Carolina-Upstate at Wilmington, N.C.

Time All Day 4 p.m. 12 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. TBA TBA TBA 7:30 p.m. 10 a.m. TBA

Date

Opponent

Thu., Mar. 19 Fri., Mar. 27 Sat., Mar. 28 Sat., Mar. 28 Thu., Apr. 9 Fri., Apr. 10 Sat., Apr. 11 Wed., Apr. 15 April 24-25

Troy State • IUPUI • Western Illinois • IPFW • Oral Roberts • South Dakota State • Centenary

Location

at Wilmington, N.C. at Tulsa, Okla. at Tulsa, Okla. at Tulsa, Okla. at Fort Wayne, Ind. at Fort Wayne, Ind. at Fort Wayne, Ind. Northwest Missouri State Kansas City, Mo. The Summit League Championships Fort Wayne, Ind.

Time (CT) TBA 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 2 p.m.

• - Summit League Match All times listed as Central Time Zone and subject to change.

Front Row (l-r) Assistant Coach Christopher Biro, Nick Hays, Nick Mader, Erwin Quintanilla, Gustavo Guerin and Head Coach Kendell Hale. Back Row (l-r) Bret Berryman, Patrick Smith, Dennis Schwarz, Serge Ristivojevic, Assistant Coach Roberto Quintanilla and Zachary Alholm.

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2008-09 Season Outlook The UMKC men’s tennis team is primed to continue its ascent up The Summit League standings in 2009, as the squad returns five letterwinners from a squad that finished in third place with a 4-2 overall record a season ago. Three of the returning letterwinners – Patrick Smith, Serge Ristivojevic and Dennis Schwarz - were all-conference performers last season. The Kangaroos also added a total of five newcomers to the mix, which will shore up the squad and provide the team with outstanding team competition and depth this season. “I am very excited about where we are as a team at this point,” said head coach Kendell Hale, who is back for his second season at UMKC. “We have a great core of players returning and some incredible talent to build around. This is a very talented team with experience in the big matches, so we’re looking for big things out of this group this season.”

The Returnees Coach Hale will have plenty of options to choose from with his lineup this season, but his decisions will be made a lot easier with the return of the four student-athletes that occupied the top four singles positions a season ago. Sophomore Serge Ristivojevic returns after earning First Team all-Summit League honors following his fresh-

man campaign. The Australia native went 3-1 in league play at the top position in both singles and doubles. Ristivojevic continued his stellar play this fall, as he advanced to the Round of 16 in both singles and doubles at the Wilson/ITA Central Region Championship. “Serge made great strides over the summer by playing the ITA circuit and had some good success,” said Hale. “He has really improved his serve and is probably hitting it 15 mph harder than last year.” Junior Patrick Smith was the second Kangaroo to garner first team honors in 2008. The Germany native was recognized after posting a perfect 5-0 league record at the No. 2 singles position and a 3-1 mark with Ristivojevic in doubles. One of Smith’s biggest wins came in March, when he topped Western Illinois’ Martin Bostrom in straight sets to end Bostrom’s 14-match winning streak. “Patrick overcame an injury plagued sophomore season to earn all-league honors,” said Hale. “If we can keep him healthy, Patrick will be one of our toughest players because he is a strong and powerful player.”

Dennis Schwarz returns for his junior campaign after earning Second Team all-Summit League honors in each of his first two collegiate seasons. The Germany native finished his sophomore year with a 10-3 overall record after winning 10-consecutive matches to close out the season. In two years in Blue and Gold, Schwarz has an 18-9 overall record at the No. 3-4 singles positions. “Dennis is a very athletic, quick and mobile player that is a big piece of our line-up,” said Hale. “He is a player that we can always count on during competition because of his mental toughness.” Junior Erwin Quintanilla and sophomore Nick Mader are the final two returnees for the Kangaroos this season. Quintanilla posted a 6-8 singles record and a 7-5 doubles mark in 2008, while Mader competed at the No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles positions for the squad as a true freshman. “Erwin is a very good doubles player that improved his game immensely over the summer with his consistency,” said Hale. “Nick, meanwhile, has transformed himself into a totally different player this season, and I’m looking forward to seeing him in competition.”

Serge Ristivojevic sophomore returnee

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T E N N I S The Newcomers Coach Hale welcomes a total of five newcomers to the mix in 2009, which includes a pair of players with collegiate experience in Bret Berryman and Zachary Alholm. The Kangaroos also have a talented trio of high school players that will compete for playing time this season. Berryman comes to Kansas City after playing two seasons at Ball State in the Mid-American Conference. As a freshman, the Blue Springs, Mo., native posted a perfect 5-0 mark in league play, which led to him being named the MAC Freshman of the Year. Last season, he went 9-9 at the No. 3 line and 8-5 in doubles at the No. 2 position. “Bret was one of the top rated athletes in this area as a senior, and he gained a ton of experience at Ball State,” said Hale. “We’re looking for Bret to continue to step up his game now that he’ll be playing before a home crowd.” Alholm joins the Kangaroos from across town after playing two seasons at Johnson County Community College. Last season, the Leawood, Kan., native was a semifinalist at the No. 3 position at the JUCO National Tournament. “Zachary is a junior college transfer who gained some great experience at one of the best JUCO’s in the nation,” said Hale. “He is also one of the hardest workers on our team that will come in and compete for playing time this season.”

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Gustavo Guerin and Nick Hayes join the Kangaroos after having successful prep careers. Guerin was a top-five player

in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as an 18-year old, while Hayes was a three-time first team all-conference selection at Blue Springs South High School, where he posted a 46-7 singles record and a 45-10 doubles mark. “Gustavo is the type of player that you would hate to have to play, as he is a quick, consistent player that battles for every point in every match,” said Hale. “Nick, meanwhile, is one of the hardest workers that we have, as he pushes himself to improve his game. I am looking forward to seeing how good of a player he can be at UMKC.” Patrick Tooey rounds out the group of newcomers for the squad, as he joined the team this fall as a walk-on. The Peculiar, Mo., native prepped at Rockhurst High School, where he helped the Hawks to the 2007 Class 1A team title.

petition level was high early in the season because I wanted to make sure we had the opportunity to build our mental toughness for conference play. Our team will be pushed early in the year, which will prepare us for Summit League play in March.” UMKC will open league play on March 27-28 at a league cluster in Tulsa, Okla., where it will face off against IUPUI, Western Illinois and IPFW. The second league cluster will then take place on April 9-11 in Fort Wayne, Ind., against Oral Roberts, South Dakota State and Centenary. The 2009 Summit League Championship will be held on April 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Ind. The top four seeds from the regular season will advance to the Championship to play for a berth into the NCAA Tournament.

“Patrick is a player that has a great amount of potential,” said Hale. “He joins our team with a lot of experience after winning the state doubles title in 2007.”

The Schedule The Kangaroos will play a difficult 19-match schedule in 2009 that will feature contests against nationally-recognized foes like UNLV, Arkansas and Nebraska. The squad will play all but three matches on the season away from Kansas City. “We are excited to play a very challenging schedule in 2009,” said Hale. “I made sure the com-

Patrick Smith junior returnee


2007-08 UMKC Men’s Tennis In Review FINAL STANDINGS League

W Western Illinois 6 Oral Roberts 5 UMKC 4 IUPUI 3 IPFW 2 South Dakota State 1 Centenary 0

L 0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Overall

Pct. 1.000 .833 .667 .500 .333 .167 .000

W 14 6 10 7 6 5 2

Western Illinois UMKC IPFW Oral Roberts South Dakota State IUPUI Centenary

L 6 9 15 12 14 16 12

Pct. .700 .400 .400 .368 .300 .238 .143

2007-08 Results Singles Matches - 2007-08

Player

Max Almenoff Harsh Gupta Nicholas Mader Nick Patonai Erwin Quintanilla Serge Ristivojevic Dennis Schwarz Patrick Smith Andrew Vasquez Senan Yasar Totals

Overall Summit #1 0-12 2-9 6-8 5-8 10-3 6-7 0-1 29-48

0-3 1-2 4-2 3-1 5-0 4-0 17-8

5-5 0-3 5-8

#2

#3

#4

#2

#3

Flights

0-3 6-4 6-7

1-4 6-3 7-7

5-4 4-0 9-4

#5

0-10 0-2 0-12

#6

0-2 2-7 0-1 2-10

Flights -

Doubles Matches - 2007-08

Pairing

Mader/Vazquez Mader/Patonai Quintanilla/Schwarz Ristivojevic/Smith Totals

Overall Summit #1 0-1 3-7 7-5 5-8 15-21

2-1 2-1 3-1 7-3

5-8 5-8

7-5 7-5

0-1 3-7 3-8

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All-League Teams and Individual Honors FIRST TEAM Martin Bostrom, Western Illinois Alex Dargel, Oral Roberts Zach Frisch, Western Illinois Alex Kotsuik, Oral Roberts Serge Ristivojevic, UMKC Patrick Smith, UMKC

SECOND TEAM Gabriel Garcia, IUPUI Neil Lesinski, Western Illinois Sean Ragee-Nelson, Western Illinois Dennis Schwarz, UMKC Gregory Sosa, IUPUI Denis Troyke, Oral Roberts

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Alex Kotsuik, Oral Roberts NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Alex Kotsuik, Oral Roberts COACH OF THE YEAR Chris Milliron, Oral Roberts

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T E N N I S 2008-09 UMKC Women’s Tennis Roster Name Daniela Amelunge Jessica Ball Caitlin Burke Holly Davis Chelsea Horner Emily Lindsay Katherin Rist Megan Titus Jillian Yakominich

Ht 5-8 5-7 5-6 5-1 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-2

Yr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Fr.

Hometown Santa Cruz, Bolivia Wichita, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. Wellington, Texas Overland Park, Kan. St. Joseph, Mo. Leawood, Kan. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Wichita, Kan.

High School Eagle’s School Wichita Collegiate HS St. Teresa’s Academy Hedley HS Blue Valley Northwest HS Central HS Blue Valley North Lee’s Summit West HS Maize HS

Last School -----Northwest Missouri State University

Ball State University ---

Schedule Date

Opponent

Location

Sep 12-14, 2008 Mizzou Tiger Invitational at Columbia, Mo. Sept. 26-28, 2008Kansas Invitational at Lawrence, Kan. Fri., Jan. 30 UTEP at Lawrence, Kan. Sat., Jan. 31 Chicago State at Cedar Falls, Iowa Sun., Feb. 1 Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, Iowa Thu., Feb. 5 North Florida at Jacksonville, Fla. Fri., Feb. 6 Florida A&M at Jacksonville, Fla. Sat., Feb. 14 Drake Kansas City, Mo. Sat., Feb. 28 SIU Edwardsville Kansas City, Mo. Sun., Mar. 1 Kansas Kansas City, Mo. Sat., Mar. 7 Missouri Kansas City, Mo. Sun., Mar. 8 Iowa State at Ames, Iowa Fri., Mar. 27 Creighton at Omaha, Neb. Sat., Mar 28 South Dakota at Omaha, Neb.

Time

Date

Opponent

All Day All Day 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 9:00 a.m. TBA 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 9 a.m.

Fri., Apr. 3 Sat., Apr. 4 Sat., Apr. 4 Sun., Apr. 5 Fri., Apr. 10 Fri., Apr. 17 Sat., Apr. 18 Sun., Apr. 19 Sun., Apr. 19 Apr. 24-25

• Western Illinois Kansas City, Mo. • Southern Utah Kansas City, Mo. Bradley Kansas City, Mo. • IUPUI Kansas City, Mo. Tulane Kansas City, Mo. • Oral Roberts at Macomb, Ill. • Oakland at Macomb, Ill. • Centenary at Macomb, Ill. • South Dakota State at Macomb, Ill. The Summit League Championship at Fort Wayne, Ind.

12:30 p.m.

9 a.m.

Location

Time (CT) 2 p.m. 9 a.m. 6 p.m. 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. TBA

• - Summit League Match All times listed as Central Time Zone and subject to change.

Left to Right Head Coach Kendell Hale, Jillian Yakominich, Katherine Rist, Chelsea Horner, Megan Titus, Emily Lindsay, Jessica Ball, Caitlin Burke and Assistant Coach Christopher Biro. (Not pictured - Holly Davis, Daniela Amelunge)

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2008-09 Season Outlook The UMKC women’s tennis teams made great strides in Kendell Hale’s first season as the head coach. The squad finished with a total of three victories, one of which snapped the program’s 58-match losing streak. The three wins were the most for the team since the 2001-02 season.

Chelsea Horner returns for her sophomore campaign after competing at the top two singles positions as a true freshman. The Overland Park, Kan., native posted an even 3-3 mark at the two line in Summit League play, while going 3-1 at the No. 1 doubles position with Lindsay.

Coach Hale will look to continue the program’s momentum in 2009, as he returns a total of five letterwinners, which includes First Team all-Summit League selection Emily Lindsay. Along with the returnees, the Kangaroos welcome three newcomers to the mix this season that will help to solidify the line-up.

“Chelsea continues to grow as a player each and every day,” said Hale. “She has an incredible power game, and her serve and ground strokes are some of the best on the team.”

“Our student-athletes took full advantage of the offseason to get stronger and faster,” said Hale. “We will be a much deeper team in 2009, and I believe we will be one of the surprise teams in The Summit League this season.”

Junior Holly Davis and senior Caitlin Burke also return as upperclassmen for the Kangaroos this season. Davis tied Lindsay for a team-lead with four wins as a sophomore, and she posted a 3-3 record in league play at the No. 5 singles position. Burke, meanwhile, will serve as the team captain this season, after competing at the No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles positions for

the squad a season ago. “Holly has a great competitive spirit, one of the strongest ones that I have ever seen,” said Hale. “It is what drives her to succeed both on and off the court. Caitlin, meanwhile, has incredible leadership, and her game has continued improving. We’re looking for her to have a great senior season.” Megan Titus rounds out the group of returnees for UMKC this season. The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native played primarily in doubles as a freshman, where she teamed up with Davis to post a 2-8 overall record at the No. 3 line. “I would have to say Megan is the most improved player for us from last year’s team,” said Hale. “She came in last year to help us out in doubles and now she is competing for a starting singles position.”

The Returnees Emily Lindsay returns for the squad after becoming the first Kangaroo student-athlete to earn all-league honors since the 2003 season. The St. Joseph, Mo., native compiled a 4-1 record at the No. 1 singles position in league play, as she won three-of-four matches to close out the season. She also posted a 3-1 mark at the top doubles line. “Emily is the type of player that every coach loves to have,” said Hale. “She is all heart, and she will fight until the end in every match that she plays.”

Emily Lindsay senior returnee

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T E N N I S The Newcomers The Kangaroos welcome a total of three newcomers to the squad in 2009 in Ball State transfer Katherine Rist along with a pair of prep student-athletes from Wichita in Jessica Ball and Jillian Yakominich. Rist joins the team after playing two seasons at Ball State in Muncie, Ind. The Leawood, Kan., native was a mainstay in the doubles line-up for the Cardinals, as she posted a 17-11 overall record during her two seasons. Rist went to BSU with an impressive prep resume, as she was a three-time state champion at Blue Valley North High School. “Katherine is one of the best double players that I have seen at this level,” said Hale. “She is aggressive and has

great hands at the net. She has been an incredible addition to our squad and we’re looking for big things out of her this season.” Ball comes to Kansas City after being a four-time all-state selection at Wichita Collegiate High School. She claimed the Class 3A state doubles championship as a sophomore and junior and the 3A state singles title as a senior. “Jessica is a very strong baseliner with great hands at the net,” said Hale. “She is an incredible competitor that works extremely hard both on and off the court.” Yakominich, a fellow Wichita native, posted a 124-30 overall record at Maize High School during her four-year career. She placed at the state tournament in three of her four seasons, as she finished fifth as a senior, eighth as

a junior and seventh as a freshman. “Jillian is considered by her opponents as the human backboard,” said Hale. “She has worked hard on her power game this offseason, and now has a double arsenal for whomever she steps on the court with.”

The Schedule The Kangaroos will play a total of 21 matches this season with nine of those contests being played in Kansas City. The difficult season slate features matches against the likes of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa State and Tulane. “We’re very pleased with the number of home matches we have on our 2009 schedule, and we are excited to have some big schools in Kansas, Missouri and Tulane coming to Kansas City,” said Hale. “It’s something we haven’t had in the past, and I think the home matches will help build support within the community.” UMKC will open Summit League play on April 3-5, when it hosts the first league cluster of the season at the Plaza Tennis Center. The second cluster, meanwhile, will take place in Macomb, Ill., where the squad will play four matches in three days on April 17-19. The 2009 Summit League Championships will be held in Fort Wayne, Ind., on April 24-25. The top four teams in the regular season standings will advance to play for an NCAA Championship berth.

Caitlin Burke senior returnee

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2007-08 UMKC Women’s Tennis In Review FINAL STANDINGS League

W Oral Roberts 8 IPFW 7 Southern Utah 6 Western Illinois 5 Oakland 4 UMKC 3 IUPUI 2 South Dakota State 1 Centenary 0

L 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Overall

Pct. 1.000 .875 .750 .625 .500 .375 .250 .125 .000

W 19 13 11 11 7 3 3 2 1

IPFW Southern Utah Oral Roberts Western Illinois Oakland UMKC South Dakota State IUPUI Centenary

L 9 7 11 12 12 12 16 18 14

Pct. .679 .650 .500 .478 .368 .200 .158 .100 .067

2007-08 Results Singles Matches - 2007-08

Player

Suzanne Bott Caitlin Burke Holly Davis Chelsea Horner Nicole Kofron Emily Lindsay Akshara Reddy Katie Rice Elaine Suba Megan Titus Totals

Overall Summit #1 0-13 4-8 3-10 2-7 4-8 2-13 0-1 15-60

0-6 3-2 3-3 2-1 4-1 2-6 14-19

0-4 4-3 0-1 4-8

#2

#3

#4

#5

#2

#3

Flights

0-13 4-8 3-6 0-3 0-2 0-1 2-11 3-10 2-13 0-13 4-8

#6

2-7 0-1 2-8

Flights -

Doubles Matches - 2007-08

Pairing

Burke/Reddy Davis/Kofron Davis/Titus Horner/Lindsay Kofron/Titus Totals

Overall Summit #1 1-9 0-3 2-6 2-8 0-1 5-27

1-5 2-6 2-1 5-12

2-8 2-8

1-9 1-9

0-3 2-6 0-1 2-10

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All-League Teams and Individual Honors FIRST TEAM Kirrily Burden, Southern Utah Amanda Griffin, Western Illinois Emily Lindsay, UMKC Amy Recht, IPFW Hayden Rush, Oral Roberts Rafaela Souza, Oral Roberts

SECOND TEAM Vanessa Carna, IUPUI Ana Costa, Oral Roberts Ashley Coulson, IPFW Hanna Hager, IPFW Tayler Pippin, Oral Roberts Amanda Scheer, Oakland

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Amy Recht, IPFW NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Amy Recht, IPFW COACH OF THE YEAR Lenny Lee, Southern Utah

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T E N N I S UMKC Tennis Coaching Staff Kendell Hale is entering his second season as the head coach of the UMKC men’s and women’s tennis program. Overall, the 200809 season will be Hale’s 15th as a collegiate head coach, where he has compiled a 243-154 overall record. During his first season in Blue and Gold, Hale guided the men’s team to a third place Summit League finish, as the squad posted a 4-2 league mark. On the women’s side, Hale led the Kangaroos to three wins, which were the most for the program since the 2001 season. One of the victories - a 7-0 win over Centenary - snapped the program’s 56-match losing streak. A total of four student-athletes garnered all-league honors under Hale’s guidance. Patrick Smith and Serge Ristivojevic were first team honorees on the men’s side, while Emily Lindsay became the first female first team honoree since 2003. Additionally, Dennis Schwarz earned second team all-league honors.

Kendell Hale Head Coach

Second Season

The Kangaroos also excelled in the classroom under Hale’s watch, as both teams were named ITA all-Academic teams. The men’s Northwest Missouri State, 1990 squad was the lone team from The Summit League to earn the distintion. Additionally, four student-athletes were selected as ITA Scholar Athletes, 17 were named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and six were Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence honorees. Prior to becoming a Kangaroo, Hale spent 13 seasons as the head coach at Rockhurst University, where he guided the Hawks to nine NCAA Tournament appearances in 10 years as an NCAA Division II university. He led Rockhurst to the Midwest Region Championships from 1995-97, and he coached six top-30 Division II student-athletes. His team finished the 1997 season as the 12th ranked team in the nation in the NAIA, which led to him being named the NAIA Midwest Region Coach of the Year. Hale has been honored at every level since joining the coaching profession. He is the only coach to be named the USPTA College Coach of the Year four times (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006), and he has been selected as the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year on three occasions (2001, 2002, 2007). In 2003, Hale was also selected as the NCAA Central Region Coach of the Year. Hale also was selected as the USPTA Coach of the Year in 2001, the USPTA Missouri Club Professional of the Year in 1998, and he was the USA Tennis Coordinator for Kansas City in 1997. Not only did Hale have success on the court, but he also was successful in the classroom as well, as his teams at Rockhurst captured eight Team Academic all-America awards. In addition to his duties with the Hawks, Hale has served as the tennis director at Oakwood Country Club since 2004. From 1997-99, he was the head tennis professional at the Plaza Tennis Center, where the venue was named the Facility of the Year in 1998. Before going to the PTC, Hale served as the head assistant tennis professional/junior coordinator at Kansas City Country Club from 1991-95. Hale has also been a United States Professional Tennis Association board member for 10 years, and he is the USPTA tester for the Kansas City region. Hale’s playing career began at Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas, where he was ranked 43rd in the NJCAA national rankings. After a successful two-year stint, Hale played two seasons at Northwest Missouri State, where he helped the Bearcats to a No. 12 ranking in the NCAA Division II poll. He was the only NWMS player to win a MIAA conference title in 1990 and during that same year, he was the conference doubles runner-up. Hale earned his bachelor of science degree in psychology/sociology from Northwest Missouri State in 1990. He then earned his masters of religious education from the Midwestern Seminary in 1997.

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UMKC Tennis Coaching Staff Christopher Biro joined the UMKC tennis program as an assistant coach in October 2008. Biro came to Kansas City after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for the TCU men’s tennis team during the 2007-08 season. “The hiring of Chris continues the momentum that we have started here at UMKC over the past year,” said Hale at the time of his hiring. “Chris joins our program with some incredible experience on the court, which will be a huge advantage for our players. His experiences from Arizona State and TCU will help us as we continue to strive for our goal of winning league championships.” In Fort Worth, Biro assisted head coach Dave Borelli in helping the Horned Frogs win the Mountain West Conference Championship, while also earning a piece of the regular season title. TCU finished the year as the No. 34 ranked team in the nation after advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

Christopher Biro Assistant Coach 1st Year

Arizona State, 2006

As a student-athlete, Biro spent three seasons competing at Arizona State before playing his senior season at TCU. With the Sun Devils, Biro climbed to as high as No. 48 nationally in singles, and he was a quarterfinalist at the 2005 PAC-10 Individual Championships. Additionally, he claimed a pair of tournament singles titles in 2004 at the Milwaukee Classic and the Arizona State Thunderbird Classic. During his single season as a player with the Horned Frogs, Biro earned all-Mountain West Conference singles honors after finishing the year with a 13-6 overall record, which included a 5-1 mark in conference play. Biro closed out the year strong by winning 10-of-11 matches. Biro also has extensive international experience, as he played on the German club tennis team for two seasons, while also representing Australia at international ITF junior tournaments. As a junior, Biro won four ITF singles tournaments on the ITF Juniors Circuit, where he was ranked as high as No. 120 in the world and No. 4 in Australia for the 18/U age group in singles. Biro, a native of Adelaide, Australia, earned his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Arizona State in Aug. 2006. He then went on to receive his master’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising and public relations from TCU in May 2008.

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T E N N I S UMKC Tennis Support Staff

James Allan Sports Information Director

Iowa, 2004

James Allan is in his fourth year as the Sports Information Director at UMKC. He is responsible for covering the Kangaroo men’s basketball, volleyball, tennis and golf teams. He also oversees an Assistant SID and a graduate assistant. After serving as the assistant director for the Kangaroos from July 2005 to October 2005, Allan assumed his current SID position on Nov. 1. A native of Hampton, Iowa, Allan spent the 2004-05 school year as an intern with the athletic media relations office at TCU. While with the Horned Frogs, he was responsible for covering the nationally ranked women’s tennis program and the swimming and diving teams. Prior to his move to TCU, Allan worked four years as a student assistant in the Iowa Sports Information Office. During his tenure with the Hawkeyes, Allan was the primary contact for baseball, women’s soccer, men’s golf, men’s swimming and diving and women’s track and field. He also worked closely with the nationally ranked football, men and women’s basketball and wrestling teams. Allan is a member of CoSIDA and the United States Basketball Writers Association. Allan earned his bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Iowa in May 2004. He and his wife, Mary Ann, were married on July 7, 2007, and they reside in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Brooke Orcutt was named the Assistant Sports Information Director in August 2008. Orcutt will be the primary contact for the women’s basketball, track and field/cross country and softball. Before coming to UMKC, Orcutt was the Assistant Sports Information Director at Park University, where she was the direct media contact for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, softball, and track and field teams.

Brooke Orcutt Assistant Sports

Information Director

Northern Iowa, 2006

Prior to moving to Kansas City, Orcutt served as the Athletic Media Relations Assistant for Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, in 2007. She was the media contact for the Bobcat baseball team, a member of the Southland Conference. Before moving to the Lone Star State, Orcutt was a student assistant on the athletic media relations staff at the University of Northern Iowa, where she was the media contact for the men’s and women’s track and field team and was a co-contact for the women’s soccer team. She also was a member of the game-day staff for football and men’s basketball events. From 2002-2005, Orcutt was a member of the UNI women’s soccer team, where she lettered all four years. A three-year starter for the Panthers, she played in the Missouri Valley Conference Final Four Tournament and appeared in four playoff games. Orcutt was a member of the 2003 team that still holds the single-season school record for victories. She was also a team cocaptain her senior year and earned MVC Second-Team all-conference honors in 2004. Orcutt, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in English and writing from Northern Iowa in December 2006.

Roberto Quintanilla is in his first season as an assistant coach for the UMKC men’s and women’s tennis programs. Quintanilla joins the coaching staff after playing for the Kangaroos from 2002-06. During his time on the court, Quintanilla helped UMKC make three Mid-Con Championship appearances during his four-year career and to a pair of third place finishes (2003 and 2005). He closed out his playing career with a 14-34 record at the No. 4-6 singles positions and a 15-31 record at the No. 3 doubles line.

Roberto Quintanilla Assistant Coach

The Santa Cruz, Bolivia, native also excelled in the classroom during his time at UMKC, as he was named to the Mid-Con Winter/Spring Academic all-Conference team in both 2004 and 2006. With the ‘Roos, Quintanilla will have the opportunity to coach his younger brother Erwin, who is a junior on the UMKC men’s team.

UMKC, 2007

UMKC Tennis Quick Facts Institutional Information Location Kansas City, Mo. Founded 1933 Nickname Kangaroos Colors Blue and Gold Enrollment 14,221 Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference The Summit League Chancellor Leo Morton Director of Athletics Tim Hall Web Site www.umkckangaroos.com Athletics Dept. Phone 816-235-1036

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Tennis Information First Year (Men’s/Women’s) (Division I) 1987/1987 All-time record (Men’s/Women’s) 160-175 (.478)/53-207 (.204) Summit League record (Men’s/Women’s) 38-19 (.667)/12-63 (.160) Post Season Appearances (Men’s/Women’s) 2 (1999, 2000)/ n/a NCAA Tournament Record (Men’s/Women’s) 0-2 / n/a Coaching Staff Head Coach Kendell Hale (Northwest Missouri State, ‘90) 2nd season Career record (Overall/Men/Women) 243-154 (.612) UMKC record (Overall/Men/Women) 6-9 (.400)/3-12 (.200) 816-235-6377 - p; halek@umkc.edu - e Assistant Coach Christopher Biro (Arizona State, ‘06) 1st season 816-235-5831 - p; biroc@umkc.edu - e Assistant Coach Roberto Quintanilla (UMKC, 2007) 1st season

2007-08 In Review (Men) 2007-08 Record / League Record/Finish 6-9 (.400) / 4-2 (.667)/3rd Final Ranking None Letterwinners Returning/Lost 5/1 Newcomers 5 2007-08 In Review (Women) 2007-08 Record / League Record/Finish 3-12 (.200) - 3-5 (.375)/6th Final Ranking None Letterwinners Returning/Lost 5/2 Newcomers 4

Media Information Sports Information Director James Allan allanjc@umkc.edu - e 816-235-1034 - p; 319-621-7893 - c Ass’t Sports Information Director Brooke Orcutt orcuttb@umkc.edu - e 816-235-6018 - p; 816-830-4088 - c Mailing Address 5100 Rockhill Rd., SRC 201 Kansas City, MO 64110-2499 Shipping Address 5030 Holmes, SRC 201 Kansas City, MO 64110


Plaza Tennis Center - Home of the Kangaroos

The UMKC men’s and women’s tennis teams practice and compete at the Plaza Tennis Center, which is located just minutes away from the UMKC campus. The Plaza Tennis Center sits next to the Country Club Plaza, the Midwest’s oldest outdoor shopping area featuring a number of unique shops, restaurants, boutiques and Spanish architecture. The facility includes 14 outdoor lighted courts, a pro shop and locker rooms. The exhibition court, adjacent to the clubhouse, features permanent and bleacher seating for about 300 spectators. The center has hosted many events, including three Big 12 and the final Big Eight Championships, NCAA Division II Nationals, the Missouri Valley’s National Qualifier Sweet 16, a USTA professional men’s satellite tournament, USA Tournament Tennis sanctioned play, USTA leagues and instructional programs. The facilty has received local, regional and national awards since its grand opening in 1996. In 1998, the United States Tennis Association named the center a USTA National Outstanding Public Tennis Facility. In 2005, it was named PTR Public Facility of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Registry. In 2007, the Plaza Tennis Center was recognized as one of the top-50 Tennis Welcome Centers in the country. Over the years, the center has received honors, including numerous USTA section and district tournament and event of the year awards, including the 2007 Tournament of the Year for the USTA-Missouri Valley Futures. Other awards the facilty has received include PITCH Magazine’s “Best Place to Find Love”. The PTC’s staff has also been recognized for distinguished service, outstanding officiating, community service and outstanding clinician. Scott Hanover, who is a certified USPTR member, serves as the general manager for the facility. Hanover was named a top-10 league director in 2007 for World Team Tennis and was the 2004 winner of the WTT’s “Delaine Mast Award,” which is given to league directors who contribute to the growth of tennis and WTT, as well as being a leader and role model in the local tennis community.

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T E N N I S Erwin Quintanilla

Dennis Schwarz

Junior 5-9 • 164

Junior 6-1 • 176

Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Munich, Germany

Franco Boliviano HS

Louise-Schroeder Gymnasium HS

2007-08

2007-08

Finished with a 6-8 record in singles and a 7-5 mark in doubles on the year... posted a 4-2 singles record in Summit League play... saw action at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions in singles and at the two line in doubles... competed in doubles with fellow sophomore Dennis Schwarz... the seven doubles victories at the two line are tied for the third most at the position in a single season in UMKC history... won six-of-eight singles matches to close out the season... picked up his first victory of the season with a 0-6, 6-4, 10-5 win over UNC’s Paul Tschetter (3/23)... won final three matches on the year, which included a three-set win over Arkansas’ Nick Spinazze, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 10-7... posted a five-match doubles winning streak from Mar. 20 to Mar. 28... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team.

Second Team all-Summit League selection after posting a teambest 10-3 singles record and a 7-5 doubles mark on the year... played at the No. 3 and No. 4 positions in singles and the No. 2 doubles line... had a perfect 5-0 singles mark and a 2-1 doubles record in Summit League action... won 10 straight matches to close out the regular season... eight of the matches were claimed in straight sets... defeated Arkansas’ Bradwin Williams, 2-6, 6-4, 10-8, on April 9... won five straight doubles matches from Mar. 20 through Mar. 28... his seven doubles victories are tied for the third most at the No. 3 position in a single season in UMKC history... helped the Kangaroos claim the doubles point with his 8-5 victory over ORU’s Alex Kotsuik and Alex Dargel at The Summit League Championship (4/25)... recipient of UMKC’s Dutton Brookfield Award, which is presented annually to a talented student-athlete who demonstrates great potential for the future... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... also was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

2006-07 Posted a 6-4 record in singles and a 6-4 mark in doubles... played at the No. 4 singles line and teamed with Dennis Schwarz to form the No. 2 doubles pair... posted a perfect 3-0 record in Mid-Con matches in both singles and doubles... won his first collegiate matches against Creighton on Feb. 11... topped Chris Miller, 6-1, 6-4, in singles and defeated Elsun and Guerra in doubles, 9-8... closed out the season with nine straight victories (five singles/four doubles) in matches that were played to their completion.

Prep Career Competed for the Federation of Boliviana of Tennis (FBT) and the Association Crocena of Tennis (ACT).

Personal Born on June 6, 1987... son of Erwin Quintanilla Meyer and Maria Roxana Gomez de Quintanilla... brother, Roberto, competed on the UMKC tennis team from 2003-06, and is currently an assistant coach for the Kangaroos... majoring in civil engineering.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2007 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2007 2008 TOTALS

Overall 6-4 6-8 12-12

Summit #1 3-0 4-2 7-2 -

#2 -

#3 1-4 1-4

Overall 6-4 7-5 13-9

Summit #1 3-0 2-1 5-1 -

#2 6-4 7-5 13-9

#3 -

#4 6-4 5-4 11-8

#5

-

#6

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2006-07 Second Team all-Mid-Con selection after posting a 8-6 record in singles and a 6-4 mark in doubles... played at the No. 3 singles line and teamed with Erwin Quintanilla to form the No. 2 doubles pair... won his final four matches of the year and he was victorious in seven-of-his-final-nine matches on the season... went 4-2 in Mid-Con singles matches and 3-0 in league doubles matches... won his first collegiate match against Joe Eckert of Creighton, 7-5, 6-3, on Feb. 11... won final four doubles contests on the year, in matches that were played to their completion... named to the Mid-Con Winter/ Spring Academic all-Conference team.

High School Played No. 1 on the school team that finished seventh in the country.

Personal Born on Oct. 14, 1986... son of Wolfgang and Alexandra Schwarz... majoring in business.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2007 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2007 2008 TOTALS

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Overall 8-6 10-3 18-9

Summit #1 4-2 5-0 9-2 -

#2 -

#3 8-5 6-3 14-8

Overall 6-4 7-5 13-9

Summit #1 3-0 2-1 5-1 -

#2 6-4 7-5 13-9

#3 -

#4 4-0 4-0

#5 -

#6 -


Patrick Smith

Nick Mader

Redshirt Junior 6-2 • 174

Sophomore 5-11 • 165

Munich, Germany

Overland Park, Kan.

Max-Planck Gymnasium HS

Olathe East HS

2007-08

2007-08

First Team all-Summit League selection after finishing with a 6-7 singles record and a 5-8 doubles mark on the year... saw action at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in singles and at the one line in doubles... had a 3-1 singles mark and a 4-0 doubles record in Summit League play... teamed up with freshman Serge Ristivojevic in doubles... his 6-4 mark at the No. 2 singles line is tied for the fourth most wins at the position in a single season in school history... won five-of-seven matches in singles to close out the year, which included winning three straight from Mar. 23 to Mar. 30... ended WIU’s Martin Bostrom’s 14-match winning streak with a 7-6 (3), 6-3 victory on Mar. 30... the win was the lone victory over Bostrom during the regular season... was victorious in fourof-five matches in doubles to close out the year... helped UMKC claim the doubles point with an 8-5 victory over ORU’s Alex Kotsuik and Alex Dargel at The Summit League Championship... recipient of UMKC’s Sam Davidson Award, which is presented annually to a student-athlete who best exemplifies the ideals of scholarship, sportsmanship and goodwill... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... also was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Finished with an 0-12 record in singles, playing primarily at the No. 5 position... also had a 3-8 record in doubles at the No. 3 line... paired up primarily with fellow freshman Nick Patonai... won three straight matches in doubles from Mar. 23 to Mar. 29... posted his first collegiate doubles victory with an 8-1 win over Northern Colorado’s Dunn/Buzako on Mar. 23... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team.

2006-07 Posted a 4-9 overall record in singles and had an 8-5 record in doubles... competed at the No. 2 singles position and teamed with Richard Harrison to form the No. 1 doubles tandem... finished with an even 2-2 mark in Mid-Con singles matches and had a 4-2 record in league doubles contests... won his first collegiate singles match in a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Nikita Dudar of Creighton on Feb. 11... closed out the year with two straight singles victories... had a three-match and a four-match winning streak in doubles... won seven-ofnine matches in doubles to close out the year... named to the Mid-Con Winter/ Spring Academic all-Conference team and to the Mid-Continent Conference Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

High School Two-time state qualifier... led team to a regional championship, while being a team co-captain as a senior... Olathe East posted a 47-0-4 overall record during his high school career... four-year letterwinner in tennis... also lettered in both basketball and football as a freshman... high school coach was Jim Hix.

Personal Born on June 29, 1989... son of Curt and Leslie Mader... posted a 3.9 cumulative grade point average in high school... member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society... attained the academic excellence award and was on the honor roll all four years of high school... majoring in finance.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2008 TOTALS

Overall Summit #1 0-12 0-3 0-12 0-3 -

#2

Overall Summit #1 3-8 2-1 3-8 2-1 -

#2 -

-

#3

-

#4

-

#5 #6 0-10 0-2 0-10 0-2

#3 3-8 3-8

2005-06 Redshirted. High School Played on the club team TC Blutenburg in junior competition... earned runnerup honors two consecutive years with his team in Munich. Personal Born Sept. 11, 1984... son of Peter and Beatrice Smith... majoring in German. CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2007 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2007 2008 TOTALS

Overall 4-9 6-7 10-16

Summit #1 2-2 4-0 0-3 6-2 0-3

#2 #3 4-7 6-4 10-11 -

Overall 8-5 5-8 13-13

Summit #1 #2 4-2 8-4 3-1 5-8 7-3 13-12 -

#4 -

#5 -

#6 -

#3 -

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T E N N I S Serge Ristivojevic

Zachary Alholm

Sophomore 6-3 • 185

Junior 6-1 • 175

Orchard Hills, NSW, Australia

Leawood, Kan.

Kingswood HS

Kansas City Christian HS Johnson County CC

2007-08

Junior College

First Team all-Summit League selection after compiling a 5-8 singles record and a 5-8 doubles mark on the year... played primarily at the No. 1 line throughout the year in both singles and doubles... teamed with sophomore Patrick Smith in doubles... had a 3-1 singles and doubles record in Summit League play... posted his first collegiate victory in singles and doubles against Rhode Island (3/20)... defeated Jared Dorfman, 6-4, 6-2, at the one line in singles and Gart/McGuire, 9-8 (5), at the one in doubles... won three of four matches in singles to close out the regular season, which included a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Western Illinois’ Zach Frisch... claimed victories in four of five doubles matches to finish out the season... helped the Kangaroos claim the doubles point at The Summit League Championship with an 8-5 victory over ORU’s Alex Kotsuik and Alex Dargel... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team.

Played two seasons at Johnson County Community College at the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles positions... was a semifinalist at the No. 3 doubles position at the 2008 JUCO National Tournament... helped JCCC to a fourth place national finish in 2007 and a fifth place finish in 2008... led team to the Region 5 Conference championship in 2007... recipient of the Cavalier Award in 2008.

High School All-state selection at Kingswood High School in 2007... high school coach was Geoff Bracken.

Three-time second team all-state and first team all-district selection from sophomore to senior years... four-year team captain... honorable mention all-state as a freshman... also was the team Most Valuable Player and a second team all-district selection as a freshman.... played No. 1 singles as a freshman and No. 2 singles from his sophomore to senior seasons... member of the No. 1 doubles team throughout high school... helped KCCHS to four top-10 state finishes... placed 10th in 2003, fourth in 2004, fifth in 2005 and was the state runner-up in 2006... also helped the squad to three team conference second place finishes and a third place showing in 2003... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal

Personal

Born on Aug. 3, 1990... son of Slobodan and Radmila Ristivojevic... pre-medicine major.

Born on Aug. 1, 1987 in Shawnee, Kan... son of Jeff Alholm and Sabrina Alexander.. has three younger siblings, Breana, Joshua and Elijah... majoring in electrical and computer engineering.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2008 TOTALS

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High School

Overall Summit #1 5-8 3-1 5-5 5-8 3-1 5-5

#2 0-3 0-3

#3 -

Overall Summit #1 5-8 3-1 5-8 5-8 3-1 5-8

#2

#3

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-

#4 -

#5

-

#6

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Bret Berryman

Gustavo Guerin

Junior 6-2 • 170

Freshman 5-11 • 166

Blue Springs, Mo.

Itumbiara-Goias, Brazil

Blue Springs South HS Ball State University

Colegio Ateneu HS

Previous College

High School

Competed for two seasons at Ball State University in the Mid-American Conference... played No. 4 and No. 5 in singles as a freshman, where he compiled a 10-13 overall record... finished with a perfect 5-0 record in conference play, which led to him being named the MAC Newcomer of the Year... competed at the No. 3 line as a sophomore, finishing with a 9-9 overall record... also was a part of the No. 2 doubles team that had a 8-5 record.

Was ranked in the top-five in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as an 18-year old... won a doubles tournament and advanced to the finals in another national tournament as an 18-year old... also was a singles finalist... ranked among the top-five in Brazil as a 14-year old... also was ranked in the top-10 as a 16-year old.

High School First team all-state selection as a senior... also was an all-area and all-metro honoree... played at the No. 1 singles position, where he posted a 24-1 overall record... had a 47-5 overall mark during his junior and senior seasons... finished third in the state individually as a senior... helped lead Blue Springs South to a conference championship in 2006... was the team newcomer of the year as a freshman... received the Presidential Award in the classroom... high school coach was Sheri Rehmer.

Personal Born on June 5, 1989... son of Ivan Luiz Guerin and Sonia Regina Xavier Rocha Guerin... has two siblings, Aline and Camila... majoring in business.

Personal Full name is Bret Thomas Berryman... born on Aug. 1, 1987, in Kansas City, Mo... son of Steve and Cindy Berryman... has an older brother, Steve... majoring in biology.

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T E N N I S Nick Hays

Patrick Tooey

Freshman 5-9 • 160

Freshman 6-0 • 155

Blue Springs, Mo.

Peculiar, Mo.

Blue Springs South HS

Rockhurst HS

High School

High School

Three-time first team all-conference and first team all-district honoree... named the Eastern Jackson County Player of the Year as a freshman after winning the conference singles title... posted undefeated records in conference play as a freshman, sophomore and senior... missed his junior season due to injury... team captain as a senior... helped lead team to a second straight team conference championship in 2007... helped lead Blue Springs South to the state tournament in 2005 and 2007 and to conference championships in 2006 and 2007... posted a 46-7 singles record and a 4510 doubles record in his high school career... the 45 doubles record are a school record... high school coach was Sheri Rehmer... club coach was Eric Rand.

Led Rockhurst to the 2007 Class 1A team state championship... also claimed the doubles title in ‘07... helped team to a fourth place Class 1A finish in 2006... high school coach was Ron Geldhof.

Personal Born on Jan. 31, 1989, in Kansas City, Mo... son of Fred and Sarah Hays... father, Fred, is a professor at UMKC, while mother, Sarah, is a judge... has an older brother, Ryan... majoring in business.

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Personal Born on Sept. 8, 1988 in Kansas City, Mo... son of Edward and Imelda Tooey... majoring in psychology.


Caitlin Burke

Emily Lindsay

Senior 5-6

Senior 5-7

Kansas City, Mo.

St. Joseph, Mo.

St. Teresa’s Academy

Central HS Northwest Missouri State University

2007-08

2007-08

Finished with an 0-13 mark in singles and a 1-12 record in doubles... competed at the No. 4 singles position and the No. 2 doubles line, while teaming with Akshara Reddy... posted her first collegiate victory on March 20 in doubles with a 8-3 win over Centenary’s Meyers and Buchanan... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence... also was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

First Team all-Summit League selection... finished with a 4-8 singles record and a 3-8 mark in doubles... competed at the No. 1-3 lines in singles and the one position in doubles... played at the No. 1 position for the final 10 matches... had a 3-1 singles mark and a 3-1 doubles record in Summit League action... teamed with Chelsea Horner in doubles throughout the year... tallied her first UMKC singles and doubles win against Centenary... topped Courtney Meyers in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, in singles and Sullivan and Ashley, 8-0 in doubles... won three-of-four matches that were played to their completion to close out the year... led ORU’s Emily Arkell, the 2007 Mid-Con Player of the Year, 6-4, 2-0, when the match was stopped... also topped OU’s Lindsay Grimmer (2-6, 6-2, 6-2), IUPUI’s Allison Thompson (6-2, 6-0) and South Dakota State’s Kate Wylie (6-1, 6-0)... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team.

2006-07 Had an 0-15 record in singles and an 0-14 record in doubles... competed at the No. 2 singles position and teamed with Akshara Reddy to form the No. 1 doubles pair... named to the Mid-Con Winter/ Spring Academic all-Conference team.

High School Attended St. Teresa’s Academy... team finished among the topthree in the state on three occasions... placed third in Missouri Class 4A in 2002 and 2003... was the runner-up in the Missouri Class 4A in 2004... coached by Matt Rodney.

At Northwest Missouri State

Personal Born on Dec. 27, 1986... daughter of EJ and Martha Burke... grandfather, Hugh Posey, played basketball at Oklahoma State University... double majoring in communications and English.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2007 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2007 2008 TOTALS

Overall 0-15 0-13 0-28

Summit #1 0-7 0-6 0-13 -

#2 #3 0-15 0-15 -

Overall 0-14 1-12 1-26

Summit #1 #2 #3 0-7 0-14 1-5 1-12 1-12 0-14 1-12 -

#4 #5 0-13 0-13 -

#6

-

Helped Bearcats qualify for a pair of NCAA Championship appearances in 2005-06 and 2006-07... went undefeated in singles at the No. 6 position in 2005-06, which led to her being selected as a MIAA First Team all-Conference selection at No. 6 singles... posted an 11-9 record at No. 1 in singles during the 2006-07 season... head coach was Mark Rosewell.

High School Three-time state qualifier at Central High School... three-time allconference selection... two-time all-district honoree... St. Joseph News Press Gazette Player of the Year in 2004... four-year letterwinner in tennis... also earned four letters in soccer and one letter in basketball... high school coach was Mary Kay Hyde.

Personal Born on Feb. 26, 1987... daughter of Jim and Sandy Lindsay... majoring in pharmacy.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2008 TOTALS

Overall Summit #1 4-8 4-1 4-3 4-8 4-1 4-3

#2 0-3 0-3

#3 0-2 0-2

Overall Summit #1 3-8 3-1 3-8 3-8 3-1 3-8

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T E N N I S Holly Davis

Chelsea Horner

Junior 5-1

Sophomore 5-7

Wellington, Texas

Overland Park, Kan.

Hedley HS

Blue Valley Northwest HS

2007-08

2007-08

Finished with a 4-8 record in singles and a 2-9 mark in doubles... competed at the No. 5 singles position and the No. 3 doubles line... tallied a pair of two-match winning streaks on the year... topped Creighton’s Rachelle Shoji (6-2, 6-1) and Centenary’s Jennifer Majchrowicz (6-0, 6-0) in successive matches on March 15 and March 20... closed out the year with two straight wins over IUPUI’s Dana Gardner (6-0, 6-0) and South Dakota State’s Emmy Wylie (6-0, 6-0)... teamed with both Megan Titus and Nicole Kofron in doubles... recorded her first career doubles win with a 9-7 victory over CU’s Shoji and Yanagida on March 15... also defeated Bloomberg and Brannen of SDSU, 8-3... named to The Summit League Winter/ Spring Academic all-League team and to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

Compiled a 3-10 overall record in singles and a 3-8 mark in doubles... played at the No. 1 and No. 2 positions in singles and the No. 1 line in doubles... teamed with Emily Lindsay in doubles throughout the year... had a 3-3 singles record and a 3-1 doubles mark in Summit League play... won her first collegiate singles and doubles match against Centenary (3/20)... defeated Lindsay Ezell, 6-3, 6-1, in singles and Sullivan and Ashley in doubles, 8-6... closed out the year with singles wins in two of final three matches... topped IPFW’s Sachi Janek, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, on April 4 and IUPUI’s Andrea Burkhardt, 6-3, 7-5 on April 6... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team.

2006-07 Posted a 3-12 record in singles and a 0-13 record in doubles... competed at the No. 3 singles line... also teamed with Nicole Kofron, Suzanne Bott and Elaine Suba at both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles positions... posted her first collegiate victory over Amanda Barton of South Dakota State, 6-3, 6-2, on Mar. 11... named to the Mid-Con Winter/Spring Academic all-Conference team.

High School Two-time state qualifier... two-time regional runner-up... two-time district champion... also was a regional qualifier in cross country in 05-06... helped cross country team to a district championship in 2005-06... lettered in tennis (4), basketball (3), cross country (2) and track and field (1)... was an academic all-state selection in basketball... high school coach was Danny Mejia.

Personal Born on Nov. 24, 1987... daughter of Keth and Shari Davis... given name is Holland Joy Davis... two great uncles played football at Texas Tech... her cousin plays football at Oklahoma... majoring in pharmacy.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2007 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2007 2008 TOTALS

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Overall 3-12 4-8 7-20

Summit #1 2-5 3-2 5-7 -

#2 -

#3 #4 3-12 3-12 -

Overall 0-13 2-9 2-22

Summit #1 0-7 1-6 1-13 -

#2 #3 0-11 0-2 2-9 0-11 2-11

#5 4-8 4-8

#6 -

High School Placed third in the Eastern Kansas League Tournament... also placed fifth in the Kansas Regional Tournament... four-year scholar athlete award winner... four-year letterwinner... team captain in 2006-07... high school coach was Ted Fabiano.

Personal Born on May 18, 1989... daughter of Dan and Katie Horner... mother, Katie, is the Chief Meteorologist for KCTV in Kansas City... majoring in English and French.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2008 TOTALS Doubles 2008 TOTALS

Overall Summit #1 3-10 3-3 0-4 3-10 3-3 0-4

#2 3-6 3-6

#3 -

Overall Summit #1 3-8 3-1 3-8 3-8 3-1 3-8

#2 -

#3 -

#4 -

#5 -

#6 -


Megan Titus

Katherine Rist

Sophomore 5-7

Junior 5-7

Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Leawood, Kan.

Lee’s Summit West HS

Blue Valley North HS Ball State University

2007-08

At Ball State

Finished with an 0-1 mark in singles and a 2-11 record in doubles... played at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles on the year... teamed with both Holly Davis and Nicole Kofron in doubles... dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Jodi Yanagida from Creighton in her lone singles match... tallied her first collegiate victory with a 9-7 doubles win over Shoji and Yanagida on Mar. 15... closed out the season with a 8-3 victory over Bloomberg and Brannen from South Dakota State on April 6... named to The Summit League Winter/Spring Academic all-League team... also was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete.

Played on the Ball State tennis team from 2006-08... finished sophomore season with a 9-6 record in doubles at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots.. .doubles team finished 4-4 in the MAC... finished with an 8-5 record at the No. 3 doubles position, which included a 4-1 mark in conference play as a freshman... also played at the No. 6 singles position during freshman season, where she posted a 9-8 overall record.

High School Four-year all-conference selection at Lee’s Summit West High School.... district champion in doubles during the 2006 season... four-year varsity letterwinner... also lettered in soccer... high school coaches were Paul Klene and Todd Wilson.

Personal Born on Nov. 4, 1988... daughter of Gary and Alana Titus... majoring in dental hygiene.

CAREER STATISTICS Singles 2008 TOTALS

Overall Summit #1 0-1 0-1 -

#2 -

#3 -

Doubles 2008 TOTALS

Overall Summit #1 2-9 1-6 2-9 1-6 -

#2 -

#3 2-9 2-9

#4 -

#5

-

#6 0-1 0-1

High School State champion as a freshman, junior and senior... all-metro first team as a junior and all-metro second team as a senior... led team to the state championship in three-of-her-four years... finished second at state and first at regionals in doubles as a junior... won the league doubles championship and finished third at state as a senior...was an East Kansas League Scholar-Athlete all four years, spent all four years on the Principal’s Honor Roll and was a Kansas ACT Scholar.

Personal Born on Aug. 24, 1988... daughter of Dan and Cindy Rist... father played lacrosse for Castleton State College in Vermont... has one younger brother, Jackson... was ranked in the top-30 in Missouri Valley 18 and under league... coached by Aaron Marchetti... is a biology/pre-med major.

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T E N N I S Jessica Ball

Jillian Yakominich

Freshman 5-7

Freshman 5-2

Wichita, Kan.

Wichita, Kan.

Wichita Collegiate HS

Maize HS

High School

High School

Four-time all-state, all-Centennial League and all-city selection... team captain as a senior... four-time all-city champion... two-time regional champion... claimed the Class 3A state doubles championship as a sophomore and junior... won the 3A state singles title as a senior... was the 4A State singles runner-up as a freshman... was the doubles regional champion as a sophomore and junior... high school coach was Dave Hawley.. club coach was Harry Walsh... also a member of Lit Club and helped out with Pro-Humanitate and the American Sweet Heart Association.

Named the Most Valuable Player as a senior after helping team to a second place state finish... team captain as a junior and senior... posted a 124-30 record in her high school career... received the Refuse to Lose award as a freshman and sophomore... placed fifth in the state as a senior, eighth as a junior and seventh as a freshman... received rankings in the USTA Missouri Valley region since 2005... ranked No. 11 as a 14-year old after finishing with a 23-6 mark... was No. 24 as a 15-year old with a 31-18 mark and ranked No. 20 as a 16-year old with a 31-12 overall record... also participated in soccer... high school coach was John Anderson... club coach was Barry and Kenny Fields... finished in the top-15 of her graduating class with a 3.82 GPA... graduated a half semester early with a National Merits Award... also was involved in Captains Council and Pep Club.

Personal Born on Oct. 19, 1989... daughter of Mike and Kelly Ball... has a younger sister, Grace... majoring in journalism with a minor in philosophy.

Personal Born on Sept. 18, 1990, in Long Island, N.Y... daughter of Joseph and Regina Yakominich... has an older sister, Justine... undecided on a major.

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UMKC Men’s Tennis 2008 Results Singles Matches - 2008 Player Overall Summit Zachary Alholm Bret Berryman Gustavo Guerin 1-1 -

Doubles Matches - 2008 #1 -

#2 -

#3 -

#4 -

#5 -

#6 Games W/L - 18-17

Oct. 17, 2008 W (6-1,6-3) Daniel Tobar, Illinois State – ITAs (Round of 64) Oct. 17, 2008 L (6-1, 7-5) Adrian Chermaci, Wichita State – ITAs (Round of 32)

Nick Hays

0-1

-

-

0-2

-

-

Oct. 17, 2008 W (8-3) Oct. 18, 2008 L (8-2)

Schwarz/Quintanilla 0-1 Oct. 17, 2008 L (8-5)

-

-

-

-

-

3-12

-

-

-

-

-

9-24

-

30-28

-

10-24

-

70-105

Oct. 16, 2008 L (6-1, 6-2) Albert Jou, Tulsa

Nick Mader Erwin Quintanilla

Pairing Overall Summit Ristivojevic/Guerin 1-1 -

TOTALS

3-8

#1 -

#2 -

#3 -

Games W/L 10-11

Freeman/Boney, Nebraska – ITAs (Round of 32) Hogan/Strode, Arkansas – ITAs (Round of 16)

-

-

-

-

5-8

Turpin/Collins, Tulsa – ITAs (Round of 32)

3-1

3-8

-

-

#1 -

#2 -

#3 -

15-19

Oct. 17, 2008 L (6-1, 6-1) Calin Paar, Nebraska – ITAs (Round of 64) Oct. 17, 2008 L (6-4, 6-3) Nick Spinnazze, Arkansas – ITAs (Consolation)

Serge Ristivojevic 2-1

-

-

-

-

-

-

Oct. 17, 2008 W (6-4, 7-5) James McArthur, Saint Louis – ITAs (Round of 64) Oct. 17, 2008 W (6-2, 7-5) Ross Cunningham, Tulsa – ITAs (Round of 32) Oct. 18, 2008 L (6-2, 6-2) Sergey Avdeyev, Oklahoma – ITAs (Round of 16)

Dennis Schwarz

0-2

-

-

-

-

-

-

Oct. 17, 2008 L (6-1, 6-2) Alberto Sottcorno, Tulsa – ITAs (Round of 64) Oct. 17, 2008 L (6-4, 6-3) Ken Nordheim, Saint Louis – ITAs (Consolation)

Patrick Smith TOTALS

3-7

-

-

-

-

-

-

UMKC Women’s Tennis 2008 Results Singles Matches - 2008 Player Jessica Ball

Overall Summit 0-4 -

Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-0, 6-1) Sept. 26, 2008 L (6-1, 6-0) Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-1, 6-3) Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-1, 6-0)

Caitlin Burke

1-3

Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-3, 6-1) Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-3, 6-3) Sept. 27, 2008 W (inj.) Sept. 28, 2008L (6-0, 6-1)

Holly Davis

1-3

Sept. 12, 2008 L (6-0, 6-2) Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-0, 6-0) Sept. 27, 2008 W (6-0, 6-1) Sept. 28, 2008L (6-0, 6-1)

Chelsea Horner

0-6

Sept. 12, 2008 L (6-1, 6-0) Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-2, 6-2) Sept. 26, 2008 L (6-0, 6-1) Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-4, 6-0) Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-1, 6-3) Sept. 28, 2008L (6-0, 7-5)

Emily Lindsay

0-6

Sept. 12, 2008 L (n/a) Sept. 13, 2008 L (n/a) Sept. 26, 2008 L (6-1, 6-4) Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-2, 6-4) Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-2, 6-1) Sept. 28, 2008L (6-0, 6-1)

Katherine Rist

1-2

Doubles Matches - 2008 #1 -

#2 -

#3 -

#4 -

#5 -

#6 -

Games W/L 7-48

Sofia Ayala, Missouri – Missouri Tiger Invitational Erin Wilbert, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational Tina Ojdanic, Arkansas State – Jayhawk Invitational Anna Egorova, Wichita State – Jayhawk Invitational

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Burke/Davis

-

11-36

-

14-37

Amanda Aragon, Drake – Missouri Tiger Invitational Hanna Eskers, Illinois State – Missouri Tiger Invitational Kate Goff, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational Alessandra Dzuba, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

19-73

-

-

-

-

-

-

15-48

Veronica Leszayova, Drake – Missouri Tiger Invitational Franziska Steinhardt, Illinois State – Missouri Tiger Invitational Ekaterina Morozova, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational Christen Monreal, Air Force – Jayhawk Invitational Jenny Herring, Arkansas State – Jayhawk Invitational Torrie Browning, Wichita State – Jayhawk Invitational

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

0-5

Sept. 12, 2008 L (8-0) Sept. 12, 2008 L (8-2) Sept. 26, 2008 L (8-3) Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-3) Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-2)

Yakominich/Ball

0-2

Sept. 13, 2008 L (8-1) Sept. 13, 2008 L (8-6)

Rist/Ball

Hailee Elmore, Saint Louis – Missouri Tiger Invitational Morgan Rainey, Drake – Missouri Tiger Invitational Kuni Dorn, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational Wiveca Swarting, Nebraska – Jayhawk Invitational Maria Fernanda Macedo, Iowa State – Jayhawk Invitational Allie Chermel, Air Force – Jayhawk Invitational

-

Overall Summit 1-1 -

Sept. 12, 2008 W (8-1) Sept. 12, 2008 L (8-1)

Sarah Plowman, Drake – Missouri Tiger Invitational Sarah Strietz, Illinois State – Missouri Tiger Invitational Joanna Pattugalan, Air Force – Jayhawk Invitational Shelley Johnson, Air Force – Jayhawk Invitational

-

Pairing Rist/Horner

0-3

Sept. 26, 2008 L (8-3) Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-6) Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-3)

Lindsay/Horner

0-2

Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-4) Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-1)

Yakominich/Titus

0-2

Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-4) Sept. 27, 2008 L (8-0)

TOTALS

1-14

Games W/L 9-9

Rainey/Sloboth, Drake – Missouri Tiger Invitational Zubkova/Steinhardt, Illinois State – Missouri Tiger Invitational

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-

-

-

10-40

Demos/Aragon, Drake – Missouri Tiger Invitational Boukulic/Tomalak, Saint Louis – Missouri Tiger Invitational Dzuba/Goff, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational Zora/Kamal, Arkansas State – Jayhawk Invitational Young/Paltugalan, Air Force – Jayhawk Invitational

-

-

-

-

7-16

Becker/Elmore, Saint Louis – Missouri Tiger Invitational Hrovatic/Esker, Illinois State – Missouri Tiger Invitational

-

-

-

-

12-24

Svistun/Morozova, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational Slupska/Cottin, Kansas State – Jayhawk Invitational Keleman/Wischer, Illinois State – Jayhawk Invitational

-

-

-

-

5-16

Swarting/Geibert, Nebraska – Jayhawk Invitational Huljev/Kudlackova, Kansas State – Jayhawk Invitational

-

-

-

-

4-16

Straznicka/Chuda, Kansas State – Jayhawk Invitational Ojdanic/Barnard, Arkansas State – Jayhawk Invitational

-

-

-

-

47-113

17-25

Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-1, 6-3) Carmen Peters, Illinois State – Missouri Tiger Invitational Sept. 27, 2008 W (6-1, 6-0) Shannon Young, Air Force – Jayhawk Invitational Sept. 28, 2008L (6-0, 6-1) Liza Wischer, Iowa State – Jayhawk Invitational

Megan Titus

0-3

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

9-36

Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-2, 6-1) Earlynn Lauer, Drake – Missouri Tiger Invitational Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-1, 6-1) Kasia Tomalak, Saint Louis – Missouri Tiger Invitational Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-2, 6-2) Kate Goff, Kansas – Jayhawk Invitational

Jillian Yakominich 1-5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

35-77

Sept. 12, 2008 L (6-0, 6-2) Jamie Mera, Missouri – Missouri Tiger Invitational Sept. 13, 2008 L (6-1, 6-1) Julia Zubkova, Illinois State – Missouri Tiger Invitational Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-4, 6-1) Sara Cassman, Air Force – Jay hawk Invitational Sept. 27, 2008 L (6-2, 6-1) Menna Kamal, Arkansas State – Jayhawk Invitational Sept. 27, 2008 W (6-4, 5-7, 10-6) Megumi Volght, Air Force – Jayhawk Invitational Sept. 28, 2008L (6-2, 6-0) Mariya Slupska, Kansas State – Jayhawk Invitational

TOTALS

4-32

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-

-

-

-

-

- 127-380

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T E N N I S UMKC Men’s Tennis Historical Summary ATHLETIC HONORS Year-by-Year League Tournament Summary 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

4th 5th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 4th 3rd n/a 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd

League Regular Season Titles 1998, 1999, 2000

League Tournament Titles/ NCAA Tournament Appearances 1999, 2000

League Player of the Year 1999 2000

Angelo Vasilescu Divan Coetzee

League Newcomer of the Year 1999 2000

Angelo Vasilescu Divan Coetzee

League Coach of the Year 2000

Peter Hancy

First Team all-League Selections 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008

ACADEMIC HONORS ITA all-Academic Team Selections

ITA Scholar Athlete Awards 2008

2002 2004 2005 2008

Chris Rossow Craig Gransen Marck de Lautour Brian Takemoto Alonso Tomas James Nelson Alonso Tomas Yasuhito Minoda Alonso Tomas James Nelson Evan Clark Richard Harrison Grant Gelina Dennis Schwarz Dennis Schwarz

Dennis Schwarz Patrick Smith

Academic all-League 1997

1998

Selection 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2001

2008

2008

Second Team all-League

Craig Gansen Four-time all Mid-Con selection; all-time UMKC career singles wins leader

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Alok Sengupta Craig Gansen Jorge Morales Craig Gansen Jorge Morales Craig Gansen Angelo Vasilescu Divan Coetzee Angelo Vasilescu Angelo Vasilescu James Nelson Evan Clark Richard Harrison Richard Harrison Richard Harrison Serge Ristivojevic Patrick Smith

2007

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Mark Carney Marck de Lautour Craig Gansen Andy Urias Mark Carney Marck de Lautour Craig Gansen Jose Lopez Jorge Morales Mark Carney Marck de Lautour Craig Gansen Angelo Vasilsecu James Nelson Alonso Tomas Angelo Vasilescu James Nelson Alonso Tomas James Nelson Brad Scott Roberto Quintanilla Darren Chiao Richard Harrison Darren Chiao Richard Harrison Joe Kane Roberto Quintanilla

Darren Chiao Richard Harrison Dennis Schwarz Patrick Smith Max Almenoff Harsh Gupta Nick Mader Nick Patonai Erwin Quintanilla Serge Ristivojevic Dennis Schwarz Patrick Smith Senan Yasar

Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence 2006 2007

2008

Darren Chiao Richard Harrison Joe Kane Darren Chiao Richard Harrison Joe Kane Patrick Smith Dennis Schwarz Patrick Smith

Marck de Latour 1997 Second Team all Mid-Con selection


Men’s Tennis All-Time Results 1987-88 (7-9) 3/19 3/23 3/26 3/26 3/30 3/31 4/7 4/11 4/12 4/14 4/15 4/16 4/21 4/22 4/23 4/28

at Westminister Northeast Missouri State vs. Missouri-Rolla vs. Missouri William Jewell Missouri-St. Louis Central Methodist at Baker William Jewell Graceland Missouri-Rolla Drury vs. Washburn at Johnson County CC at Wichita State Westminister

1989-90 (11-4) 3/4 3/5 3/9 3/21 3/26 3/27 3/31 4/1 4/1 4/7 4/8 4/18 4/21 4/21 4/23

Southwest Missouri State Kansas City Kansas CC Baker Nebraska Wesleyan William Jewell Kansas City Kansas CC Northeast Missouri State Creighton Missouri Drury Missouri-Rolla William Jewell Kearney State Northern Iowa Central Missouri State

1990-91 (12-10) 9/22 9/29 9/29 10/2 10/6 10/13 10/28 3/4 3/8 3/19 3/21 3/22 3/23 4/2 4/6 4/6 4/7 4/10 4/12 4/17 4/20 4/21

Central Missouri State Kansas City Kansas CC Ottawa Baker Graceland Drury Northwest Missouri State Baker Northwest Missouri State Kansas City Kansas CC Central Missouri State South Dakota Missouri-Rolla Johnson County CC Missouri Northeast Missouri State Central Methodist Kansas City Kansas CC Graceland William Jewell Central Missouri State Central Methodist

1991-92 (10-9) 9/21 9/28 10/20 10/26 3/13 3/14 3/14 3/16 3/21 3/27 3/30 4/1 4/4 4/6 4/7 4/8 4/10 4/10

Central Missouri State Graceland Creighton Missouri Bethany College Ottawa Hutchinson JC Western Illinois Missouri-Rolla Northeast Missouri State Northwest Missouri State Central Missouri State Creighton Johnson Country CC Central Missouri State Central Methodist William Jewell William Jewell Westminister

1992-93 (7-10)

Johnson County CC William Jewell

L, 1-8 L, 1-7 W, 5-4 W, 5-1 W, 8-1 W, 5-4 L, 4-5 L, 0-9 W, 5-4 L, 1-8 W, 6-0 L, 4-5 L, 1-8 L, 2-7 L, 0-9 W, 5-4

W, 7-2 W, 6-1 L, 1-8 W, 9-0 W, 5-2 W, 6-3 W, 6-3 L, 0-9 W, 5-2 W, 5-1 W, 5-1 W, 5-2 L, 0-6 L, 1-5 W, 8-1

W, 7-2 W, 5-3 W, 4-3 L, 0-8 L, 2-7 W, 7-2 L, 1-8 L, 3-6 L, 0-6 W, 6-3 W, 6-3 L, 3-6 W, 6-3 L, 1-8 L, 1-7 L, 2-6 W, 9-0 W, 6-2 L, 3-6 W, 5-2 W, 6-3 W, 7-0

W, 5-4 W, 7-2 L, 4-5 L, 2-7 L, 2-7 W, 6-0 W, 8-1 L, 0-9 W, 9-0 L, 2-7 L, 0-9 L, 4-5 L, 1-8 L, 1-8 W, 5-4 W, 7-2 W, 5-4 W, 6-3 W, 9-0

L, 4-5 W, 5-4

2/27 2/27

John Brown Graceland Washburn Saint Louis Southeast Missouri State Missouri Western Illinois Missouri-St. Louis Benedictine College Baker Minnesota-Deluth vs. Creighton at Iowa State Missouri Creighton

1993-94 (4-7)

3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9

Creighton Wichita State vs. Oklahoma Oral Roberts Northeastern Illinois Northern Iowa Oral Roberts vs. Lewis vs. Georgetown vs. Austin Peay vs. Robert Morris

W, 8-1 L, 3-6 L, 2-7 W, 5-4 L, 3-4 L, 3-4 L, 3-6 W, 8-1 W, 8-1 W, 8-1 L, 3-6 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 W, 6-1 L, 3-6

L, 3-4 L, 0-7 L, 0-5 L, 0-7 W, 7-0 W, 5-1 L, 0-7 W, 7-0 L, 3-4 L, 0-7 W, 6-1

1994-95 (6-9)

Benedictine W, 7-1 at Creighton L, 0-7 Northern Iowa L, 2-5 10/5 Missouri W, 4-1 10/5 Xavier L, 1-4 10/11 Rockhurst W, 5-1 3/6 vs. East Carolina L, 0-7 3/6 James Madison L, 0-7 3/7 Robert Morris W, 7-0 3/7 at Missouri W, 5-2 4/14 Saint Louis L, 1-5 4/15 Oral Roberts L, 5-2 4/28 &Central Connecticut State W, 4-3 4/28 &Western Illinois L, 0-4 4/29 &Eastern Illinois L, 3-4 & Mid Con Championships (Kansas City, Mo.) 10/1

1995-96 (12-6)

9/16 vs. Saint Louis 9/27 Rockhurst 10/1 vs. Northern Iowa 10/1 at Creighton 2/18 South Dakota State 3/9 at Southwest Missouri State 3/22 Missouri 3/23 Oral Roberts 3/23 Creighton 3/28 at Oral Roberts 3/29 vs. Bradley 3/30 at Oklahoma 4/12 at Western Illinois 4/13 at Saint Louis 4/19 &vs. Eastern Illinois 4/19 &vs. Northeastern Illinois 4/20 &vs. Youngstown State 4/20 &vs. Buffalo & Mid-Con Championships

1996-97 (11-9) 9/20 9/21 9/21 10/19 10/19 2/21 3/8 3/8 3/9 3/10 3/11 3/21 3/31

at Creighton vs. Oral Roberts vs. Northern Iowa vs. Western Illinois at Missouri Southwest Missouri State vs. Villanova vs. Navy vs. Saint Louis vs. Boston vs. Evansville Missouri Creighton

W, 5-2 W, 6-1 W, 6-1 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 L, 0-7 W, 5-2 L, 0-6 W, 4-3 L, 1-6 W, 4-3 L, 0-7 L, 2-5 W, 4-3 L, 3-4 W, 6-0 W, 5-0 W, 4-0

L, 1-6 L, 0-7 W, 6-1 L, 2-5 W, 4-3 L, 1-6 W, 5-2 L, 0-5 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 3-4 W, 7-0 L, 3-4

4/3 Rockhurst 4/11 Saint Louis 4/12 Western Illinois 4/19 Oral Roberts 4/25 &vs. Youngstown State 4/25 &vs. Central Connecticut State 4/26 &vs. Troy State & Mid-Con Championships (Chicago, Ill.)

L, 3-4 W, 4-3 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 W, 4-0 W, 4-3 L, 2-4

1997-98 (14-5)

9/26 vs. Northern Iowa W, 4-1 9/27 vs. Oral Roberts W, 4-0 9/27 at Creighton W, 5-2 10/19 at Missouri W, 7-0 3/1 vs. Hampton L, 1-6 3/2 at Stetson L, 1-6 3/3 at Embry Riddle W, 5-2 3/4 at Bethune Cookman W, 4-3 3/4 vs. St. Cloud (Minn.) W, 6-0 3/6 vs. Villanova W, 5-2 3/14 Missouri W, 4-3 3/28 at Southwest Missouri State L, 0-6 3/29 vs. Saint Louis W, 5-0 3/29 vs. Oral Roberts W, 5-2 3/31 Creighton W, 4-3 4/8 at Wichita State L, 3-4 4/14 Rockhurst W, 5-1 4/17 &Youngstown State W, 4-1 4/18 &Oral Roberts L, 0-4 & Mid-Con Championships (Kansas City, Mo.)

1998-99 (14-5, 6-0)

10/13 Rockhurst W, 5-2 10/17 Northern Iowa W, 5-0 2/19 ^vs. Oral Roberts W, 7-0 2/20 ^vs. Valparaiso W, 4-0 2/20 at Saint Louis W, 5-1 3/11 vs. Quinnipiac W, 7-0 3/12 vs. Illinois State L, 2-5 3/12 vs. Radford L, 2-5 3/13 at Northern Arizona L, 1-6 3/28 Southwest Missouri State L, 0-7 4/1 ^Chicago State W, 7-0 4/2 ^Western Illinois W, 7-0 4/3 ^IUPUI W, 7-0 4/3 ^ Youngstown State W, 6-0 4/15 vs. Wichita State W, 5-2 4/24 & Oral Roberts W, 4-0 4/24 & Valparaiso W, 4-0 5/15 $vs. Southern California L, 0-4 ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & - Mid-Con Championships (Kansas City, Mo.) $ NCAA Championships (Fresno, Calif.)

1999-2000 (12-11, 6-0)

1/28 vs. Eastern Michigan W, 5-2 1/28 vs. Denver L, 1-5 1/29 at Air Force L, 0-5 1/29 vs. Eastern Washington W, 4-3 2/18 at Saint Louis W, 6-1 2/19 ^vs. Valparaiso W, 6-1 2/19 ^vs. Oral Roberts W, 5-1 2/26 at Nebraska L, 1-6 3/3 Southwest Missouri State L, 1-6 3/4 vs. Montana State L, 3-4 3/4 vs. Drury L, 1-6 3/18 ^vs. Western Illinois W, 7-0 3/18 ^at Chicago State W, 6-1 3/28 at Creighton W, 4-3 3/30 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi L, 2-4 3/31 vs. Charleston Southern L, 2-4 4/1 vs. Sacramento State L, 2-5 4/2 vs. Louisiana-Monroe L, 1-4 4/28 ^vs. IUPUI W, 6-0 4/28 ^vs. Youngstown State W, 5-1 4/29 & vs. Western Illinois W, 4-0 4/30 & vs. Oral Roberts W, 4-0 5/13 $ at UCLA L, 0-4 ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & - Mid-Con Championships (Chicago, Ill.) $ - NCAA Tournament First Round (Los Angeles, Calif.)

2000-01 (7-7, 5-1)

3/3 at Kansas 3/4 Wichita State 3/9 vs. Illinois-Chicago 3/10 vs. Denver 3/10 vs. Eastern Washington 3/11 at Air Force 3/30 ^vs. Western Illinois 3/30 ^vs. Valparaiso 3/31 ^at Chicago State 4/13 ^Oral Roberts 4/14 ^vs. Youngstown State 4/14 ^at IUPUI 4/27 &vs. Valparaiso 4/28 &at Oral Roberts ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & - Mid-Con Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

L, 3-4 L, 2-5 W, 7-0 L, 0-7 L, 3-4 L, 1-6 W, 5-1 W, 4-1 W, 5-0 L, 2-4 W, 6-0 W, 5-2 W, 4-1 L, 1-4

2001-02 (4-13, 3-2)

2/2 Creighton L, 0-7 2/22 at Tulsa L, 0-7 2/23 at Wichita State L, 0-7 2/23 vs. Drake L, 0-7 2/28 at Denver L, 0-7 3/1 at Air Force L, 0-7 3/1 vs. Gustavus Adolphus L, 1-6 3/2 vs. Boston W, 6-1 4/5 ^vs. Valparaiso L, 2-5 4/5 ^at Oral Roberts W, 4-3 4/10 Nebraska L, 0-7 4/12 ^vs. IUPUI W, 4-3 4/13 ^vs. Western Illinois W, 5-1 4/13 ^vs. Chicago State L, 3-4 4/14 Bradley L, 3-4 4/19 & vs. Oral Roberts L, 3-4 4/20 & vs. Chicago State L, 3-4 ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & - Mid-Con Championships (Valparaiso, Ind.)

2002-03 (2-15, 2-3)

1/18 at Tulsa 2/1 at Creighton 2/1 at Nebraska 2/21 at Drake 3/1 at Air Force 3/2 vs. Denver 3/3 vs. Montana 3/22 at Arkansas-Little Rock 3/27 vs. West Virginia 3/28 vs. Southwest Missouri State 3/29 vs. Idaho 4/11 ^Chicago State 4/11 ^Oral Roberts 4/12 ^IUPUI 4/18 ^vs. Valparaiso 4/19 ^vs. Western Illinois 4/25 &at Oral Roberts ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & - Mid-Con Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

2003-04 (4-12, 2-4) 1/17 at Tulsa 1/31 vs. Saint Louis 2/1 at Arkansas-Little Rock 2/12 at Drake 2/13 at Creighton 2/20 Baker 3/7 at Air Force 3/7 vs. Northern Colorado 3/8 vs. Boston 3/20 Northwest Missouri State 4/2 ^vs. IUPUI 4/3 ^vs. Western Illinois 4/4 ^vs. Chicago State 4/9 ^at Valparaiso 4/9 ^vs. Centenary 4/10 ^vs. Oral Roberts ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

2004-05 (5-10, 4-2) 1/22 1/23 2/5

at Eastern Illinois at Illinois State at Wichita State

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L, 0-7 L, 2-5 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 W, 4-3 L, 1-6 L, 2-5 L, 2-5 W, 5-2 L, 1-4

L, 0-7 L, 0-6 L, 0-5 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 W, 5-1 L, 1-6 L, 3-4 W, 4-2 L, 2-5 L, 2-5 L, 3-4 W, 4-3 L, 3-4 W, 6-1 L, 3-4

L, 1-4 L, 0-4 L, 0-7

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T E N N I S 2/11 at Drake L, 0-7 3/4 at Creighton L, 2-5 3/26 South Dakota State W, 6-1 3/26 Missouri Valley L, 2-4 4/2 at DePaul L, 0-5 4/15 ^IUPUI W, 6-1 4/16 ^Western Illinois W, 5-2 4/17 ^Chicago State W, 4-3 4/22 ^vs. Centenary W, 6-1 4/23 ^vs. Oral Roberts L, 0-4 4/24 ^vs. Valparaiso L, 0-5 4/28 & vs. Valparaiso L, 0-4 ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & Mid-Con Championships (Indianapolis, Ind.)

2005-06 (6-8, 3-3) 2/4 2/8 2/10

at Drake at Graceland at Wichita State

L, 0-7 W, 4-3 L, 1-6

2/17 at Missouri State Cancelled 2/18 vs. Arkansas-Little Rock Cancelled 2/25 Creighton W, 4-3 3/11 at Northern Colorado L, 3-4 3/12 at Air Force L, 1-6 3/30 at Saint Louis W, 6-1 4/7 ^vs. Western Illinois L, 0-4 4/8 ^vs. Chicago State W, 5-2 4/9 ^vs. IUPUI L, 2-4 4/13 ^vs. Centenary W, 5-2 4/14 ^at Valparaiso L, 0-7 4/15 ^vs. Oral Roberts L, 2-4 4/21 & vs. Oral Roberts L, 2-4 ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & Mid-Con Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

2006-07 (6-7, 3-2) 2/2 2/10

at Wichita State at Drake

L, 0-7 L, 0-7

2/11 vs. Creighton 3/3 at Air Force 3/4 at Northern Colorado 3/23 Saint Louis 3/24 South Dakota State 4/13 ^vs. Western Illinois 4/14 ^vs. Oral Roberts 4/20 ^at Centenary 4/20 ^vs. IUPUI 4/21 ^vs. Valparaiso 4/27 & Western Illinois ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & Mid-Con Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

2007-08 (6-9, 4-2) 2/2 2/24 3/8 3/15

at Wichita State at #51 Drake at Saint Louis at Creighton

W, 7-0 L, 0-4 L, 3-4 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 L, 0-4 L, 1-4 W, 4-0 W, 5-2 W, 4-3 L, 3-4

3/20 vs. Rhode Island W, 4-3 3/22 at Air Force L, 1-6 3/23 at Northern Colorado W, 6-1 3/28 ^Oral Roberts L, 1-4 3/28 ^South Dakota State W, 4-0 3/29 ^IUPUI W, 4-1 3/30 ^Western Illinois L, 3-4 4/9 at #41 Arkansas L, 2-5 4/11 ^vs. Centenary W, 4-0 4/12 ^vs. IPFW W, 4-0 4/25 & Oral Roberts L, 1-4 ^ indicates Summit League match & Summit League Championship (Fort Wayne, Ind.)

L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 1-6

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Singles Wins, Season Player (Year) 1. Divan Coetzee (2000) 2. Craig Gansen (1997) Alonso Tomas (2000) 4. Jorge Morales (1998) Angelo Vasilescu (1999) 6. Craig Gansen (1996) Marck de Lautour (1999) 7. Conway Huang (1988) Kendall Clarkson (1991) Kendall Clarkson (1993) Marck de Lautour (1997) Craig Gansen (1998) Craig Gansen (1999) Yasuhito Minoda (1999) Alonso Tomas (1999) Yasuhito Minoda (2000) Joe Kane (2004)

Pos. 1 1-2 4-6 1-2 1-4 1-2 4-6 3-5 1-3 1-4,6 3-4 1-2 1-2 4-6 2-3 3-6 3-6

Record 15-7 14-6 14-8 13-3 13-4 12-6 12-4 11-5 11-5 11-5 11-8 11-6 11-6 11-3 11-5 11-8 11-9

Singles Wins, Career Player (Year) 1. Craig Gansen (95-99) 2. Alonso Tomas (98-02) Marck de Lautour (95-99) 4. Yasuhito Minoda (98-02) 5. Kendall Clarkson (90-94) 6. Brian Takemoto (98-01) 7. Mark Carney (95-99) 8. James Nelson (99-03) 9. Richard Harrison (03-07) Angelo Vasilescu (98-01)

Pos. 1-2 4-6 2-4 3-6 1-4, 6 2-3, 5-6 2-5 2-5 1 2-4

Record 48-24 41-32 41-29 39-29 37-25 31-24 29-27 28-48 27-33 27-29

Career Singles Winning Percentage Min. of 20 wins Player (Year) Pos. Record 1. Craig Gansen (95-99) 1-2 48-24 2. Cho Lee (96-98) 3-6 20-11 Jorge Morales (96-98) 1-2 20-11 4. Conway Huang (87-91) 1-5 25-16 5. Kendall Clarkson (90-94) 1-4, 6 37-25 6. Yasuhito Minoda (98-02) 3-6 39-29 7. Brian Takemoto (98-01) 2-3, 5-6 31-24 8. Alonso Tomas (98-02) 4-6 41-32 9. Alok Sengupta (91-95) 1-4 26-24 10. Mark Carney (95-99) 2-5 29-27

Pct. .667 .645 .645 .610 .597 .574 .564 .562 .520 .518

Top-Five Winningest Seasons, Dual Singles No. 1 Player (Year) Record 1. Divan Coetzee (2000) 15-7 2. Jorge Morales (1998) 11-3 3. Alok Sengupta (1992) 8-2 4. Craig Gansen (1996) 8-6 5. Richard Harrison (2006) 8-4 No. 2 Player (Year) Record 1. Craig Gansen (1997) 11-4 2. Craig Gansen (1998) 10-4 3. Evan Clark (2004) 7-7 4. Conway Huang (1991) 6-3 Grant Gelina (2006) 6-7 Patrick Smith (2008) 6-4 No. 3 Player (Year) Record 1. Marck de Lautour (1997) 10-5 2. Mike Chamberlain (1990) 9-1 3. Yasuhito Minoda (2002) 8-6 Dennis Schwarz (2007) 8-5 5. Marck de Lautour (1996) 7-3


Men’s Tennis Superlatives (cont’d) Alonso Tomas (1999) No. 4 Player (Year) 1. David Goodwin (1991) 2. Conway Huang (1988) Mark Carney (1996) Andy Urias (1997) Alonso Tomas (2000) Erwin Quintanilla (2007) No. 5 Player (Year) 1. Mark Carney (1997) Alonso Tomas (2000) 3. Marck de Lautour (1999) 4. Marck de Lautour (1998) Tyler Burns (2004) No. 6 Player (Year) 1. Choo Lee (1997) 2. Brian Lowe (1988) Drake Vedrine (1996) 4. Yasuhito Minoda (2000) 5. Joe Kane (2004)

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Career Doubles Winning Percentage Min. of 20 wins Player (Year) Pos. Record 1. Mark Carney (95-99) 1-3 44-21 2. Craig Gansen (95-99) 1-2 44-24 3. Marck de Lautour 1-2 41-25 4. Brian Takemoto (97-01) 1-3 36-23 5. Yasuhito Minoda (98-02) 1-3 35-27 Angelo Vasilescu (98-01) 1-3 26-20 7. Alok Sengupta (91-95) 1-2 22-17 8. Kendall Clarkson (90-94) 1-2 27-25 9. Alonso Tomas (98-02) 1-3 34-33 10. James Nelson (99-03) 1-2 36-38

Record 7-4 6-0 6-1 6-6 6-4 6-4 Record 8-4 8-1 7-3 6-4 6-6 Record 10-3 7-5 7-3 6-0 6-2

Doubles Wins, Season Player (Year) 1. Mark Carney (1999) 2. Yasuhito Minoda (1999) 3. Craig Gansen (1997) Alonso Tomas (2001) 5. Craig Gansen (1996) Marck de Lautour (1996) Mark Carney (1997) Craig Gansen (1999) Angelo Vasilescu (1999) James Nelson (2002)

Pos. 2-3 2-3 1 1-3 1-2 1-2 2-3 1 1 1

Record 15-1 14-2 12-6 12-2 11-6 11-6 11-6 11-5 11-5 11-12

Doubles Wins, Career Player (Year) 1. Mark Carney (95-99) Craig Gansen (95-99) 3. Marck de Lautour (95-99) 4. James Nelson (99-03) Brian Takemoto (97-01) 6. Yasuhito Minoda (98-02) 7. Alonso Tomas (98-02) 8. Kendall Clarkson (90-94) 9. Angelo Vasilescu (98-01) 10. Richard Harrison (03-07)

Pos. 1-3 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-2

Record 44-21 44-24 41-25 36-38 36-23 35-27 34-33 27-25 26-20 23-33

Pct. .677 .647 .621 .610 .565 .565 .564 .519 .507 .486

Top-Five Winningest Seasons, Dual Doubles No. 1 Players (Year) Record 1. Craig Gansen/Angelo Vasilescu (1999) 11-5 2. Jorge Morales/Craig Gansen (1997) 8-5 Craig Gansen/Brian Takemoto (1998) 8-5 James Nelson/Divan Coetzee (2000) 8-8 Richard Harrison/Patrick Smith (2007) 8-4 No. 2 Players (Year) Record 1. Craig Gansen/Marck de Lautour (1996) 10-5 2. Brian Takemoto/Marck de Lautour (1999) 9-7 3. Angelo Vasilescu/Yasuhito Minoda 7-3 Dennis Schwarz/Erwin Quintanilla (2008) 7-5 5. Marck de Lautour/Andy Urias (1997) 6-7 Marck de Lautour/Jorge Morales (1998) 6-4 Darren Heck/Yasuhito Minoda (2002) 6-9 Jon Ghani/Justin Ghani (2006) 6-7 Erwin Quintanilla/Dennis Schwarz (2007) 6-4 No. 3 Players (Year) Record 1. Yasuhito Minoda/Mark Carney (1999) 12-1 2. Mark Carney/Choo Lee (1997) 10-2 3. Brian Takemoto/Alonso Tomas (2000) 8-4 4. Grant Priddy/Brad Scott (2002) 7-9 Tyler Burns/Evan Clark (2004) 7-6

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T E N N I S UMKC Women’s Tennis Historical Summary ATHLETIC HONORS

ACADEMIC HONORS

Year-by-Year League Tournament Summary 1995 8th 1996 7th 1997 6th 1998 4th 1999 n/a 2000 5th 2001 n/a 2002 n/a 2003 n/a 2004 n/a 2005 n/a 2006 n/a 2007 n/a 2008 n/a

The Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar Awards 2002 Deepa Mangalat ITA all-Academic Team Selections 2008

ITA Scholar Athlete Awards 2008

Academic all-League 1997

1998

First Team all-League Selections 1995 2000 2001 2002 2003 2008

*Manju Subramanian Erin Rosenberg Erin Rosenberg Erin Rosenberg Erin Rosenberg Emily Lindsay

* No first/second team distinction

1999

2000

Second Team all-League Selection 1996 1998 2000 2001

Kala Subramanian Kala Subramanian Yelena Podorozhansky Yelena Podorozhansky

2001

2002

2003 2004 2005

2006 2007

2008 ErinRosenberg four-time all-Mid-Con selection

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Caitlin Burke Megan Titus

Shalini Bhat Stacey Kuhn Shadie Majidi Latha Sivaprasad Kala Subramanian Rebecca Klontz Emily MacQuaid Shadie Majidi Kala Subramanian Deepa Mangalat Heeral Shah Jennifer DeCastro Emily MacQuaid Lisa Siebke Kala Subramanian Jennifer DeCastro Erica El-Annan Rebecca Klontz Emily MacQuaid Deepa Mangalat Heeral Shah Deepa Mangalat Yelena Podorozhansky Erin Rosenberg Heeral Shah Emily Danielson Deepa Mangalat Yelena Podorozhansky Erin Rosenberg Heeral Shah Yelena Podorozhansky Erin Rosenberg Molly Boyd Anna Grodzinsky Sarena Apte Molli Boyd Anna Grodzinsky Brandi Wadley Nicole Kofron Caitlin Burke Holly Davis Nicole Kofron Akshara Reddy Elaine Suba Caitlin Burke Holly Davis Chelsea Horner Nicole Kofron

Yelena Podorozhansky two-time all Mid-Con selection; second all-time in singles wins for UMKC

Emily Lindsay Akshara Reddy Katie Rice Megan Titus

Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence 2007

Akshara Reddy

2008

Caitlin Burke Holly Davis Nicole Kofron Akshara Reddy

Deepa Mangalat 2002 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award recipient


Women’s Tennis All-Time Results 1987-88 (2-10) 3/24 3/24 3/24 3/25 3/25 3/26 3/26 3/30

Culver Stockton Northeast Missouri State William Jewell Missouri-St. Louis Missouri Western Missouri Baker at Northwest Missouri State Johnson County CC William Jewell Lincoln Southwest Baptist

L, 3-6 L, 2-7 L, 1-8 W, 5-4 W, 7-2 L, 1-8 L, 4-5 L, 1-8 L, 4-5 L, 4-5 L, 3-6 L, 1-5

No records on file

3/8 3/20 3/22 3/26 3/27 3/29 3/31 3/31 4/1 4/6 4/11 4/23 4/28

Baker Missouri Western William Woods Central Missouri State William Jewell Northwest Missouri State at Missouri vs. Northeast Missouri State vs. Creighton Missouri Southern at Baker Central Missouri State Drury

1990-91 (5-11) 10/19 3/6 3/15 3/22 3/23 3/23 3/29 3/30 4/1 4/6 4/6 4/7 4/20 4/23 4/24 4/29

at Central Missouri State at Baker at Central Missouri State at William Woods vs. Nebraska Weslyan vs. South Dakota at Northwest Missouri State vs. Northern Iowa Graceland vs. Missouri vs. Northeast Missouri State vs. Southwest Missouri State Missouri Southern Johnson County CC Missouri Western Baker

1991-92 (8-6) 9/17 9/28 10/18 10/19 3/17 3/27 4/1 4/1 4/6 4/10 4/11 4/11 4/15 4/17

at Missouri at Creighton at Drury at Southwest Baptist Missouri Western State at Baker vs. Westminister vs. Creighton Drury at Missouri Southern vs. Oral Roberts vs. Northeastern Oklahoma Missouri Western at Southwest Missouri State

1992-93 (1-12) 9/20 10/9 10/11 10/17 10/23 12/3 3/17 3/17 3/21 3/27 3/27 4/6 4/17

at Creighton at Missouri at Baker at Missouri Southwest Missouri State at Saint Louis at Southeast Missouri State at Southeast Missouri State at Oral Roberts at Missouri vs. Saint Louis at Washburn at Southwest Missouri State

10/2 10/7 10/8 10/9 3/5 3/6 3/7 3/8 3/9 4/8 4/20

at Creighton at Saint Louis at Southeast Missouri State at Missouri vs. Appalachian State vs. Evansville vs. Austin Peay vs. Detroit vs. Indiana State vs. Oral Roberts at Missouri

L, 1-8 L, 2-7 L, 2-7 L, 4-5 L, 2-7 L, 0-9 L, 1-6 W, 5-4 L, 0-9 L, 0-9 L, 2-7

1994-95 (2-12)

1988-89

1989-90 (4-9)

1993-94 (1-10)

L, 0-9 W, 8-1 L, 1-8 W, 6-3 L, 2-7 L, 1-8 L, 0-9 L, 1-5 L, 0-9 W, 5-4 L, 0-9 W, 5-4 L, 1-8

L, 4-5 L, 0-9 W, 6-3 L, 1-8 L, 3-6 W, 9-0 L, 1-8 L, 0-9 W, 9-0 L, 3-6 L, 2-5 L, 2-7 L, 0-9 W, 8-1 W, 7-2 L, 0-9

L, 2-7 L, 0-8 L, 3-6 W, 6-3 W, 5-0 W, 5-4 W, 5-4 L, 0-9 W, 5-4 W, 5-4 W, 5-4 W, 7-2 L, 0-9 L, 2-7

L, 0-9 L, 3-6 W, 5-4 L, 0-9 L, 0-9 L, 4-5 L, 2-7 L, 0-5 L, 1-5 L, 2-7 L, 2-7 L, 1-8 L, 0-9

9/28 at Missouri L, 4-5 10/2 vs. Colorado State L, 0-9 10/2 at Creighton L, 0-9 10/14 at Saint Louis L, 2-7 10/15 vs. Western Kentucky L, 3-6 10/15 vs. Oral Roberts L, 1-8 1/21 at Kansas State L, 0-9 4/8 at Missouri L, 3-6 4/8 at Missouri W, 5-4 4/15 vs. Eastern Illinois L, 0-8 4/15 at Western Illinois L, 1-8 4/22 &vs. Northeastern Illinois W, 5-0 4/22 &vs. Troy State L, 0-5 4/23 &vs. Chicago State L, 0-5 & Mid-Con Championships (Youngstown, Ohio)

1995-96 (3-13)

9/22 Oral Roberts L, 0-9 9/29 Northern Iowa L, 3-6 10/6 Colorado State L, 0-9 10/7 Saint Louis L, 1-8 10/8 Creighton L, 0-9 3/1 vs. Southeast Missouri State L, 0-9 3/2 vs. Bradley L, 0-9 3/2 at Saint Louis L, 0-9 4/12 at Oral Roberts L, 0-5 4/13 vs. Indiana State L, 0-6 4/20 at Chicago State W, 5-1 4/20 vs. Valparaiso L, 1-5 4/26 &Northeastern Illinois W, 5-1 4/26 &Central Connecticut St. L, 0-5 4/27 &Buffalo L, 0-5 4/28 &Youngstown State W, 5-2 & Mid-Con Championships (New Britain, Conn.)

1996-97 (2-16)

9/20 vs. Northern Iowa L, 0-7 9/20 vs. Oral Roberts L, 0-7 9/21 vs. Chicago State L, 2-5 9/21 vs. Colorado State L, 0-7 9/22 at Creighton L, 0-6 10/4 at Saint Louis L, 0-7 10/4 vs. Chicago State L, 3-4 10/5 vs. Northern Illinois L, 0-7 10/12 Wyoming L, 0-7 10/12 Missouri L, 1-6 3/9 vs. UNC-Wilmington L, 1-6 3/10 vs. Oral Roberts L, 0-7 3/11 vs. George Mason L, 0-7 3/12 vs. Delaware State W, 6-1 4/17 Western Illinois L, 0-7 4/18 &Troy State L, 0-4 4/18 &Youngstown State W, 4-2 4/19 &Buffalo L, 3-4 & Mid-Con Championships (Kansas City, Mo.)

1997-98 (6-7) 10/4 10/4 10/10 10/10 10/16 3/1 3/2 4/9 4/10 4/10

at Creighton at Creighton at Chicago State vs. Northeastern Illinois at Missouri vs. Detroit Mercy vs. LaSalle Southern Utah Western Illinois Oral Roberts

L, 0-7 L, 0-6 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 L, 1-6 W, 5-4 W, 4-3 W, 4-3 L, 0-7 L, 0-7

4/24 4/24 4/25

&vs. Valparaiso &vs. Oral Roberts &vs. Youngstown State

1998-99 (3-9, 2-5) 10/1 Southern Utah 10/1 Creighton 10/3 Chicago State 2/12 ^vs. IUPUI 2/13 at Oral Roberts 3/26 ^vs. Oral Roberts 3/26 ^vs. Southern Utah 3/27 vs. Utah State 4/8 ^vs. Chicago State 4/9 ^vs. Valparaiso 4/10 ^vs. Western Illinois 4/10 ^vs. Youngstown State ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

1999-00 (5-12, 3-5)

10/2 at Creighton 2/19 ^at IUPUI 2/20 ^vs. Valparaiso 3/9 vs. Evansville 3/10 vs. UNC-Wilmington 3/11 vs. Western Illinois 3/12 vs. Bucknell 3/24 ^vs. Chicago State 3/25 ^vs. Oakland 3/25 ^vs. Youngstown State 3/26 ^vs. Southern Utah 3/27 vs. Utah State 4/15 ^Oral Roberts 4/16 ^Western Illinois 4/28 &vs. Southern Utah 4/28 &vs. Valparaiso 4/29 &vs. Oakland ^ - indicates Mid-Con match & - Mid-Con Championships (Tulsa, Okla.)

2000-01 (3-7, 1-6) 3/23 3/23 3/24 3/31 3/31 4/7 4/13 4/13 4/14 4/14

^IUPUI ^Chicago State ^Valparaiso vs. Western Kentucky at Southeast Missouri State ^vs. Youngstown State ^vs. Southern Utah at Chicago State ^vs. Oral Roberts ^vs. Western Illinois

2001-02 (3-7, 2-5)

4/3 Creighton 4/4 Southeast Missouri State 4/5 ^Chicago State 4/5 ^Oakland 4/5 Oral Roberts 4/6 ^Western Illinois 4/18 ^vs. IUPUI 4/18 ^vs. Oral Roberts 4/19 ^at Southern Utah 4/19 ^vs. Valparaiso ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

2002-03 (2-6, 1-6) 3/28 ^vs. Oakland 3/28 ^at Oral Roberts 3/29 ^vs. Chicago State 3/29 ^vs. Southern Utah 4/3 at Oakland 4/4 ^vs. Western Illinois 4/4 ^vs. Valparaiso 4/5 ^vs. IUPUI ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

2003-04 (0-9, 0-8) 3/20 4/2 4/2 4/3 4/3 4/4

at Creighton ^Centenary ^Southern Utah ^Oral Roberst ^Western Illinois ^IUPUI

W, 4-2 L, 0-5 L, 0-4

4/15 ^vs. Chicago State 4/15 ^vs. Valparaiso 4/16 ^vs. Oakland ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

L, 2-7 L, 1-5 W, 6-3 L, 1-4 L, 0-4 L, 0-5 L, 1-4 L, 0-5 W, 4-2 W, 4-3 L, 0-6 L, 0-4

2004-05 (0-11, 0-8)

L, 1-8 W, 6-3 W, 5-4 L, 0-9 L, 0-9 L, 2-7 L, 1-8 W, 7-0 L, 2-4 L, 3-4 L, 2-4 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 2-7 L, 3-4 W, 4-1 W, 4-2

L, 1-6 W, 6-0 L, 0-4 L, 1-4 W, 4-1 L, 1-5 L, 0-5 W, 4-0 L, 0-5 L, 0-4

L, 0-7 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 L, 0-4 L, 2-5 L, 0-7 L, 0-4 L, 1-6 L, 1-6

W, 4-1 L, 0-4 L, 3-4 L, 1-5 W, 4-2 L, 0-6 L, 0-4 L, 0-5

3/12 at Wichita State 3/18 at Creighton 3/26 vs. Northern Iowa 3/31 ^vs. Chicago State 3/31 ^vs. Valparaiso 4/1 ^vs. Oakland 4/2 ^at IUPUI 4/2 ^vs. Southern Utah 4/15 ^vs. Western Illinois 4/16 ^vs. Centenary 4/17 ^at Oral Roberts ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

2005-06 (0-13, 0-8) 2/10 at Wichita State 2/18 vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2/25 Creighton 3/11 at Saint Louis 3/25 at Kansas 4/13 ^vs. Oakland 4/13 ^at Western Illinois 4/14 ^vs. Oral Roberts 4/21 ^at Chicago State 4/21 ^vs. IUPUI 4/22 ^vs. Centenary 4/22 ^vs. Southern Utah 4/23 ^vs. Valparaiso ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

2006-07 (0-15, 0-7)

2/1 at Creighton 3/9 South Dakota 3/11 at Drake 3/16 vs. Idaho 3/17 at Southeast Missouri State 3/22 Northern Iowa 3/23 South Dakota State 3/24 Saint Louis 3/30 ^Western Illinois 3/31 ^Southern Utah 3/31 ^Oral Roberts 4/1 ^Centenary 4/13 ^at Oakland 4/13 ^vs. IUPUI 4/14 ^vs. Valparaiso ^ - indicates Mid-Con match

2007-08 (3-12, 3-5) 2/1 at Missouri 2/2 at Northern Iowa 2/16 at Kansas 3/8 at Drake 3/8 vs. Gustavus Adolphus 3/12 at Saint Louis 3/15 at Creighton 3/20 ^vs. Centenary 3/20 ^vs. Western Illinois 3/21 ^at Oral Roberts 4/4 ^vs. Oakland 4/4 ^vs. IPFW 4/5 ^vs. Southern Utah 4/6 ^at IUPUI 4/6 ^vs. South Dakota State ^ indicates Summit League match

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L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 L, 1-6 L, 1-6 L, 3-4 L, 0-4

L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-6 L, 0-7 L, 0-4 L, 0-7 L, 0-4 L, 3-4 L, 0-6 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-5

L, 0-7 L, 2-5 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 2-5 L, 0-6 L, 2-5 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 2-5 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7

L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 1-6 W, 6-1 L, 0-4 L, 0-4 L, 1-4 L, 1-4 L, 0-5 W, 4-3 W, 4-0

L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 0-7 L, 2-5 L, 0-7

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T E N N I S Women’s Tennis Superlatives Singles Wins, Season Player (Year) 1. Anne Lewis (87-88) 2. Manju Subramanian (91-92) Yelena Podorozhansky (99-00) 4. Suzanne Hoover (90-91) Piti Munita (91-92) Erin Rosenberg (99-00) 7. Piti Munita (90-91) Manju Subramanian (94-95) 9. Jennifer Trainer (87-88) Manju Subramanian (93-94) Deepa Mangalat (99-00) Emily Danielson (01-02)

Pos. 1 1 2 2-3 2-5 1 2-5 1 2 1 3 5-6

Record 10-2 9-3 9-8 8-5 8-7 8-8 7-8 7-6 6-7 6-4 6-11 6-3

Singles Wins, Career Player (Year) 1. Manju Subramanian (91-95) 2. Yelena Podorozhansky (99-03) 3. Erin Rosenberg (99-03) 4. Piti Munita (90-92) 5. Emily MacQuaid (96-00) 6. Suzanne Hoover (89-92) Deepa Mangalat (98-02) 8. Anne Lewis (87-88) Sharon Rencus (89-93) Shalini Bhat (93-97) Jennifer Bailey (97-99)

Pos. 1 1-2 1 2-5 3-6 2-5 2-4 1 1-4 4-6 2-4

Record 27-17 21-25 19-21 15-13 13-37 12-17 12-30 10-2 10-16 10-35 10-13

Career Singles Winning Percentage Min. of 20 wins Player (Year) Pos. Record 1. Manju Subramanian (91-95) 1 27-17 2. Yelena Podorozhansky (99-03) 2 21-25

Pct. .614 .457

Top-Five Winningest Seasons, Dual Singles No. 1 Player (Year) Record 1. Anne Lewis (1988) 10-2 2. Manju Subramanian (1992) 9-3 3. Erin Rosenberg (2000) 8-8 4. Manju Subramanian (1995) 7-6 5. Manju Subramanian (1994) 6-4 No. 2 Player (Year) Record 1. Yelena Podorozhansky (2000) 9-8 2. Suzanne Hoover (1991) 8-4 3. Jennifer Trainer (1988) 6-6 4. Yelena Podorozhansky (2001) 4-3 Yelena Podorozhansky (2002) 4-8

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No. 3 Player (Year) 1. Deepa Mangalat (2000) 2. Sharon Rencus (1991) 3. Shilpa Amin (1990) Silvinia Munita (1992) Rebecca Klontz (1999) Erica El-Annan (2001) Holly Davis (2007) No. 4 Player (Year) 1. Jennifer Bailey 2. Deepa Mangalat (2002) Nicole Kofron (2007) 4. Shilpa Amin (1991) 5. Shadie Majidi (1998) No. 5 Player (Year) 1. Piti Munita (1991) Piti Munita (1992) Holly Davis (2008) 4. Sereeta Singh (1988) Liz Mikola (1990) Shalini Bhat (1996) Emily MacQuaid (1998) No. 6 Player (Year) 1. Emily MacQuaid (2000) 2. Erica Danielson (2002) 3. Suzanne Newman (1992) Stacey Kuhn (1994) 5. Ann Norland (1988) Cindy Chu (1991) Shalini Bhat (1995) Shalini Bhat (1997) Heeral Shah (2001) Nicole Kofron (2008) Doubles Wins, Season Player (Year) 1. Jennifer Trainer (87-88) 2. Manju Subramanian (91-92) 3. Silvinia Munita (91-92) Erin Rosenberg (99-00) Yelena Podorozhansky (99-00) 6. Piti Munita (90-91) Suzanne Hoover (90-91) Piti Munita (91-92) Deepa Mangalat (01-02) 10. Sharon Rencus (90-91)

Record 6-11 5-4 3-7 3-7 3-8 3-7 3-12 Record 5-4 4-7 4-11 3-4 3-2 Record 4-2 4-1 4-8 3-2 3-1 3-9 3-3 Record 5-9 4-3 3-0 3-5 2-0 2-4 2-5 2-2 2-7 2-7 Pos. 1 1 1-2 1 1 1-3 1-2 1-3 2-3 1

Record 10-3 8-2 7-6 7-8 7-8 6-9 6-7 6-5 6-3 5-7


Women’s Tennis Superlatives (cont’d) Manju Subramanian (92-93) Rebecca Klontz (99-00) Yelena Podorozhansky (01-02) Emily Danielson (01-02) Doubles Wins, Career Player (Year) 1. Manju Subramanian (91-95) 2. Yelena Podorozhansky (99-03) 3. Rebecca Klontz (96-00) Erin Rosenberg (99-03) 5 Piti Munita (90-92) Deepa Mangalat (98-02) 7 Jennifer Trainer (87-88) Suzanne Hoover (89-92) Anne Lewis (87-88) 10. Kala Subramanian (95-99)

1-2 2-3 1-2 2

5-4 5-11 5-5 5-5

Pos. 1-2 1-2 1-3 1 1-3 1-3 1 1-2 1 1

Record 17-25 16-16 14-36 14-16 12-14 12-26 10-3 10-17 10-2 9-26

Career Doubles Winning Percentage Min. of 20 wins Player (Year) Pos. Record N/A

Pct.

Top-Five Winningest Seasons, Dual Doubles No. 1 Players (Year) Record 1. Anne Lewis/Jennifer Trainer (1988) 10-2 2. Erin Rosenberg/Yelena Podorozhansky (2000) 7-8

A New Look

3. Sharon Rencus/Shilpa Amin (1991) Manju Subramanian/Silvinia Munita (1992) 5. Manju Subramanian/Piti Munita (1992) Julie Price/Manju Subramanian (1993) Chelsea Horner/Emily Lindsay (2008) No. 2 Players (Year) 1. Suzanne Hoover/Piti Munita (1991) 2. Erica Danielson/Yelena Podorozhansky (2002) Rebecca Klontz/Emily MacQuaid (1997) 4. Piti Munita/Mamta Reddy (1991) Angela Blair/Liz Mikola (1991) Nicci Craven/Piti Munita (1992) Manju Subramanian/Mamta Reddy (1993) Chris Black/Shadie Majidi (1995) No. 3 Players (Year) Record 1. Erica El-Annan/Deepa Mangalat (2002) 2. Cindy Chu/Suzanne Newman (1992) Emily MacQuaid/Jennifer de Castro (1998) 4. Sereeta Singh/Susan Cendella (1988) Shalini Bhat/Stacey Kuhn (1997) Rebecca Klontz/Heeral Shah Deepa Mangalat/Rebecca Klontz Megan Titus/Holly Davis

4-4 4-0 3-0 3-3 3-8 Record 4-4 3-5 3-8 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-4 4-3 3-0 3-1 2-0 2-4 2-0 2-8 2-8

On May 2, 2008, UMKC Athletics adopted a new identity system for launch during the 2008-09 academic year. Please refrain from using earlier variations of our logos. To obtain print-ready versions of UMKC’s new logo, please contact the UMKC Sports Information office. To obtain web-suitable versions of UMKC’s new logo, visit the CoSIDA logo library or contact the UMKC Sports Information office. UMKC Athletics and Kansas City, Mo., advertising firm Bernstein-Rein began work on transforming one of the most unique mascots in college sports. Two options were presented to the community, drawing 2,200 votes. On May 6, 2008, the new set of marks was unveiled. The new identity, developed by Bernstein-Rein, encapsulates a strong competitive nature and fierce attitude. The Roo icon and typography establish a sense of motion and direction, with the kangaroo in one if its most iconic poses - side-on in full stride. Its eyes are focused with a snarl adding to its aggressive attitude. The colors draw inspiration from the classic blue and gold of UMKC, with an addition of black to create a bolder presence. The iconography draws inspiration from UMKC’s position as a part of a growing urban community.

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The Evolution of the Kangaroo

When choosing a mascot, the discussion usually starts with three main categories - predatory animals, historical or regional figures, or humans that represent power and strength - and ends with a collection of the usual suspects. Thanks to Walt Disney, The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Zoo, UMKC has a very unique mascot, but how exactly does the Kangaroo fit? As it turns out, quite well. In 1936, the issue of a mascot was first brought up by the editors of The University - the campus newspaper for Kansas City University. Although there were no organized intercollegiate athletics teams at the time, the newspaper staff felt that KCU’s debate team - and more importantly the school itself - deserved a unique identity. During that same year, the Kansas City Zoo purchased a pair of baby Kangaroos, and The Kansas City Star lit the fire with an article titled “Kangaroo May Go To KCU ... Student Editors Believe University Should Have A Symbol.” Others on campus were not as enthusiastic. The editors of The Crataegus - the University’s yearbook - thought that a Kangaroo was not an appropriate symbol for KCU. A proposed feature page in the 1936-37 yearbook for the Kangaroo emblem was deleted, sparking a tremendous amount of debate. As the debate wore on, interest from the campus community began to wane. It looked as if KCU would not adopt a mascot after all. But in 1937, two events would combine to indelibly link the Kangaroo with the University and give the mascot a name.

The first incarnation of Kasey Kangaroo was inked by Marceline, Mo., native Walt Disney, and featured the KCU mascot alongside a somewhat more famous rodent.

During the student government elections in the spring semester, the CO-OP Party adopted the Kangaroo as its official mascot, naming him Kasey. With a landslide victory in April behind the slogan “Kasey fits KC”, the first part of the foundation was laid. During the same month the first issue of KCU’s humor magazine - The Kangaroo - was published, with a kangaroo gracing the cover. Six months later, a kangaroo made another appearance on the cover of The Kangaroo, and although it wasn’t a solo appearance, it put a quick end to the debate over whether a kangaroo was an appropriate mascot for KCU. Missouri native and famed cartoonist Walt Disney provided the artwork for the cover illustration, which featured Mickey Mouse shaking hands with Kasey Kangaroo. In a matter of a few years, The Kangaroo thrived while The Crataegus foundered, with the latter eventually folding. The Kangaroo became the University’s yearbook and the Kangaroo became the official mascot of Kansas City University. Kasey has undergone several changes over the years, with the most recent metamorphosis led by UMKC Director of Athletics Tim Hall. With the help of local advertising agency Bernstein-Rein, UMKC developed a set of new athletics marks in the spring of 2008. After a community vote, the new Kangaroo logo was unveiled in May. With its aggressive snarl, the new Kangaroo capitalizes on UMKC’s mission to be an outstanding urban university while keeping mindful of the traditions established in 1937.

Kasey shows off a few of the many changes he has undergone throughout the years. UMKC is the only Division I school to use “Kangaroos” as the official nickname for its intercollegiate athletics teams and one of just four colleges in the United States to use a Kangaroo as a mascot. Right - The new UMKC Athletics mark developed by Bernstein-Rein.

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About UMKC

Leo Morton Chancellor

On Dec. 15, 2008, Leo E. Morton was officially named the Chancellor at UMKC. He assumed the position after serving in the interim chancellor role from August to December. Before joining the University, Morton served as the chair of the UMKC Board of Trustees, where he was instrumental in strengthening relationships between the trustees and faculty on campus. He also worked closely with former UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey on the campus’ strategic missions and community relations activities. Until recently, Morton served as the senior vice president and chief administrative officer for Aquila, Inc., an integrated electric and natural gas utility company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo. Morton joined Aquila, Inc. in January 1994 as vice president, Performance Management. He was named a senior vice president in 1996 with responsibility for reengineering, corporate procurement and environmental services. Morton assumed additional responsibility for the management of human resources in 1997 and information technology in 1998. He was named senior vice president and chief administrative officer in 2000 as he also assumed responsibility for other corporate services. He was most recently responsible for employees in the Human Resources, IT, Corporate Services, Security and Safety departments. Prior to joining Aquila, Morton’s management career spanned 26 years in a wide range of engineering and manufacturing positions with AT&T Microelectronics, Bell Laboratories, General Motors, Rust Engineering Company and Corning Glass. Morton was the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Missouri-Kansas City for two years, and served as a trustee from 2000-08. He previously participated on the board for UMKC’s Center for the City and chaired the community relations committee for the Trustees. He is also chairman of the board of trustees of the Menorah Medical Center and is chairman of the advisory board of Prep-KC, a major regional youth educational development organization. He is a member of the board of governors of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City. Morton also serves as second vice chairman of the board of Swope Community Enterprises. In addition, he serves on the advisory board of the NAIA Champions of Character. Morton has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University, and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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About UMKC

Tim Hall Director of Athletics

Tim Hall was named the UMKC Director of Athletics on Feb. 14, 2007. In this role, he serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet, and is responsible for leading the strategic direction in growing the university’s intercollegiate athletics program. In Hall’s 16 months at UMKC, his record of success and achievement has been remarkable. He has hired or promoted seven head coaches and six senior staff members, better aligning UMKC Athletics with the University’s ongoing NCAA Certification. Academically, Kangaroo student-athletes have never been stronger, as grade point averages have improved to record levels in each of the last two semesters, peaking at 3.19 during the spring 2008 semester. Hall quickly began improving the athletics department’s facilities upon his arrival, as new locker rooms were completed for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball within his first eight months. Shortly thereafter, UMKC Athletics announced a $5 million gift to build the Stanley H. Durwood Stadium, the new on-campus home for men’s soccer, women’s soccer and track & field. The gift was the largest in the history of UMKC Athletics and the fourth-largest in UMKC’s history. The athletics’ annual fund was rebranded as the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund and brought in a 75 percent increase in giving in its first year. In addition, a new athletics’ alumni association was launched, reconnecting with numerous former Kangaroos in its first few weeks. These and other methods of connecting to the Kansas City region lead to an increase of over 25 percent in men’s basketball attendance in Hall’s first year. New partnerships have come quickly to Kangaroo Athletics with dramatic results. Hall re-negotiated a four-year contract with Metro Sports, ensuring the Kangaroos’ continued presence on television and also providing for coach’s show opportunities. Renowned local advertising firm Bernstein-Rein produced a redesigned athletics logo and graphics set which is anticipated to spur merchandising sales in the fall. Additional contractual agreements have also been signed with adidas, 810 WHB, JumpTV (internet services), NACDA Consulting (corporate sales and marketing services), and the Goppert Trinity Family Care Center (student-athlete medical services) to better serve the department’s student-athletes. Internally, Hall continues to bring leadership to UMKC and the Summit League. In addition to his role on the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, he chairs the Summit League Volleyball Coaches committee and serves on the Summit League Joint Council leadership committee. UMKC Athletics saw the launch of women’s soccer with the hiring of Anita Rodriguez as the first head coach and the scheduling of competitive play beginning in fall 2009. Hall engaged the Athletics Department in their first-ever comprehensive strategic planning process, much of which will be shared with the public through an upcoming “Five-Year Vision” marketing piece scheduled for distribution in Fall 2008. Academic performance by Kangaroo student-athletes hit all time highs, reaching a new grade point average (GPA) record of 3.19 during the Winter 2008 semester. Men’s Basketball ranked in the top-10 percent nationally in terms of GPA improvement, progressing to a team GPA of 3.1 during the Fall 2007 semester. Hall came to Kansas City after serving as the Associate Athletics Director for Development at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, from 2003-07. While at KSU, he was a member of the athletics senior administrative staff, working in all phases of departmental management including game and personnel contracts, scheduling, budget, policy and strategic planning. In this role, Hall created and implemented a comprehensive restructuring of the athletic advancement unit, resulting in the creation of the Office of Athletic Advancement. He increased fundraising by more than 33 percent, helped secure the largest gift to date in the history of KSU athletics, a $1.53 million gift for the baseball stadium renovation, and raised more than $161 million. Prior to moving back to Ohio, Hall worked at Eastern Kentucky University from 2000-03. Hall began work as the collegiate Director for Development in 2000 before being promoted to the Director of Major Gifts and Special Projects in 2001. In this capacity, he raised the university $4.6 million, including $1.3 million for athletics. Hall also served as the Assistant Director of Development at Saint Xavier University in Chicago from Sept. 1999 through Oct. 2000. At this stop, Hall managed fundraising efforts for a $13 million Athletic and Convention Center. He also managed the President’s Club, and developed and implemented the Cougar Club, an athletics affinity group. Before moving to Chicago, Hall worked at Youngstown State University as an Assistant Director of Athletic Development from 1997-99. In this role, he helped the university complete its successful $26 million capital campaign. Hall also began his collegiate career at YSU, serving in the school’s athletic marketing and promotions office. Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from the University of Toledo in 1994. He then received his master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University in 1998. Hall and his wife, Beth, have four children, Aidan, Aislin, Donovan and Landon, and they reside in Kansas City, Mo.

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Carla Wilson

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance/Senior Woman Administrator A 10-year veteran of UMKC Athletics, Wilson is responsible for the human resources and business operations of the department, as well as day-to-day operations in the absence of the director of athletics. She is responsible for the preparation and supervision of the budgets for each of UMKC’s 16 sports and nine administrative areas and serves as the sports supervisor for men’s and women’s tennis, track and field & cross country and softball. She is an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Adminstrators, the College Athletic Business Management Association and the Minority Opportunities Academic Association. From 2004-2007, she served on the Division I NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee. Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from UMKC in 1988. She and her husband Kevin have four children - Shae, Tristan, Kevin Jr., and Kylan - and reside in Olathe, Kan.

Janet Justus

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration and Compliance A former senior staffer for the NCAA, with 23 years of experience in sports law and higher education, Justus joined UMKC in August 2007 as Interim Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations and was hired in her current capacity in April 2008. She comes to UMKC after an eight-year tenure at Verrill Dana LLP, where she practiced law and consulted in the areas of Title IX compliance, litigation, NCAA rules compliance and student-athlete eligibility appeals, athletics risk management and sexual harassment education. Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Justus oversaw the development and growth of several key programs for the NCAA, including the CHAMPS/Life Skills program, Title IX education, the National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference. A native of Kansas City, Mo., Justus graduated with honors from the University of Kansas in 1978 with a bachelor of arts in sociology, and earned her juris doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1981.

Ursula Gurney

Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services Gurney is the newest member of the UMKC family, joining the Kangaroos following a highly successful six-year tenure at The Ohio State University, where she worked in the Student-Athlete Support Services Office. For the Buckeyes, she assisted in the academic support of 949 studentathletes in 36 varsity sports, specializing in preparing football student-athletes to meet educational requirements and traveling with the team to the 2008 BCS National Championship game to monitor academic development. Alongside her work in the athletics department at OSU, she has also served as an undergraduate instructor in the history department since 2005 and assisted in the organization of several international conferences for the Mershon Center for International Security Studies from 2005-08. Gurney, who swam competitively on the national level in Canada, earned her bachelor of arts degree in history from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2000. She also earned her master’s degree in history at SFU in 2002 and is a candidate for a doctorate in history from Ohio State. She and her husband reside in Kansas City, Mo.

Steve Stroud

Associate Athletics Director for Advancement Joining UMKC in September 2007 after serving as the Assistant Athletics Director for Annual Giving at the University of Memphis, Stroud has worked closely with Director of Athletics Tim Hall to oversee two major successes for UMKC Athletics. Through a re-launch of the annual fund as the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund, he was able to help increase annual giving during the 2007-08 school year by 75 percent. Additionally, he worked with Hall to secure the largest-ever single gift to UMKC Athletics, a $5 million pledge by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation to build an on-campus soccer stadium, slated to be open for the inaugural season of women’s soccer at UMKC in 2009. Stroud received a bachelor of business degree from the University of Georgia in May 2000 and earned his masters of science in sports administration from St. Thomas University in December 2001. He and his wife Deirdre have two sons - Carter and Dashel - and they reside in Kansas City, Mo.

Jessica Dickson

Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations Dickson joined UMKC in August 2006 following a successful tenure at Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports, and was named to her current position in July 2007. She oversees all of the marketing, promotions and ticketing efforts for UMKC, also serving as the sport supervisor for women’s soccer. While at TWC, she was responsible for educating Time Warner sales departments nationwide on network programming as well as creating promotional material and advertising packages for TWC’s client networks. Additionally, she coordinated Internet sales for TWC, including the highly successful www.beepbeep.com, an automotive marketplace website in Kansas City that averaged 30 participating dealerships under her oversight. Dickson has also served in a volunteer capacity for the Kansas City Sports Commission and WIN for KC since 2005. She earned a bachelor of science degree in public relations with a minor in photography from Central Missouri State University in May 2002 and was a four-year letterwinner for the women’s soccer team. She and her husband Ryan reside in Liberty, Mo.

Ron Aulet

Assistant Athletics Director for Operations/Facilities Aulet, who began his duties at UMKC in May 2007, oversees game operations for each of UMKC’s 15 intercollegiate sports and serves as point person for construction of new athletic facilities for the Kangaroos. Additionally, he serves as the coordinator for the sports medicine and strength and conditioning departments at UMKC. Prior to his tenure at UMKC, he served as equipment manager at the University of Kansas, where he was responsible for maintenance and inventory of all equipment for KU’s Olympic sports programs. He was also the departmental contact for Coca-Cola and served as the chair of the KUAC Staff Advisory Committee during the 2003-04 school year. He received his bachelor of arts degree in management from Hiram Colelge in 1995, earning a master of arts degree with a sports administration concentration from Kent State University in 1999. He and his wife Kerrianne have two daughters - Danielle and Samantha - and reside in Lawrence, Kan.

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The home of UMKC Athletics, Swinney Recreation Center is also one of the finest fitness centers in all of Kansas City. Created through a $14.5 million addition to the old Swinney Gymnasium, the center includes five basketball courts, four raquetball courts, a 25-meter indoor/outdoor pool and three exercise rooms - two weight rooms and a cardio room. The competition court serves as the home venue for UMKC volleyball in the fall and UMKC women’s basketball during the winter. It is also the main practice venue for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Kangaroo student-athletes enjoy some of the finest locker room facilities in The Summit League courtesy of a major renovation undertaken prior to the 2007-08 school year. Along with providing each student-athlete their own individual locker space, the facility also features a player’s lounge that includes leather couches and a big screen television. In addition, the lounge is equipped with a computer workstation with a high-speed internet connection. During the summer of 2008, the competition court is getting a facelift, as UMKC’s new athletics marks are painted on the court along with the new three-point line for men’s basketball.

Above - The new student-athlete locker rooms have a well-appointed lounge area, complete with a big screen television, leather couches and a computer. Above right - Each locker room has a computer workstation similar to the one shown here, with a high-speed internet connection and access to the campus network. Right - Each student-athlete enjoys an individual locker space for his or her belongings, complete with a secured top locker and in-seat storage compartment.

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About UMKC

Municipal Auditorium - affectionately known as “The Muni” - is one of the most historic venues in all of college basketball. The arena has hosted more NCAA Final Fours than any other building in the country. Nine NCAA Championship games have been contested at Municipal.

Municipal Auditorium Home of the Kangaroos

Adding to its rich and storied history, Municipal recently underwent a series of upgrades to improve the overall experience. More than $3.5 million was invested in new arena lighting, new seating and enhanced locker rooms for players and officials. Additionally, the court was replaced prior to the 2006-07 season. Municipal is home to the UMKC men’s basketball team, also hosting several doubleheaders with the UMKC women throughout the season.

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Rick Benben Men’s Soccer

Matt Brown

Geno Frugoli

Kendell Hale

Courtney Mahon

Shameika McField

Anita Rodriguez

Meredith Smith

J.W. VanDenBorn

Candace Whitaker

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Golf

Softball

Volleyball

Track and Field/Cross Country

Director of Golf/Men’s Golf

Men’s Tennis/Women’s Tennis

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Basketball

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About UMKC

Dr. Brad Warrick The Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility continues UMKC’s commitment to the total care of each student-athlete. Under the guidance of Head Athletics Trainer Ted Ferris, the UMKC Sports Medicine staff prioritizes prevention, treatment and rehabilitiation in working with Kangaroo student-athletes.

Team Physician

Dr. Grant Smith Team Dentist

Built in 1999, the Swyden Athletics Training Facility honors the memory of former Kansas City councilman and longtime UMKC Athletics supporter Victor F. Swyden, who headed the taskforce that guided the Kangaroos from NAIA to NCAA Division I. A lifetime resident of Kansas City and a graduate of Paseo High School, Swyden was honored in 1993 with the Golden Torch Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by UMKC upon an individual. In 2008, UMKC Athletics extended an agreement with the Goppert Trinity Family Care Center that ensures Kangaroo student-athletes receive in-house medical coverage, daily sick calls and increased game coverage. Dr. Brad Warrick, an internal medicine doctor who specializes in sports medicine, serves as the team physician for UMKC Athletics. Dr. Grant Smith, meanwhile, serves as the team dentist for the Kangaroos.

The Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center was officially dedicated on Sept. 22, 2004. Led by Director of Strength and Conditioning Trumain Carroll, the Brookfield Center is designed to help enhance UMKC student-athletes’ levels of performance while significantly reducing the chances for injuries. The benefit of performing structured strength and power training throughout the entire year will give student-athletes the opportunity to reach new levels of physical development. The center contains free weights, plus platforms, benches and machines and the latest cardiovascular equipment. In the summer of 2006, the area purchased the latest Sports Motion system to give student-athletes the video analysis needed to improve their techniques.

The Student-Athlete Academic Services Office (SASSO) provides a variety of support services to ensure student-athletes acquire the tools to meet their academic, professional and personal goals. SASSO integrates its services within the mission of the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the Athletics Department to promote the overall development of the student-athletes. To foster the positive development of student-athletes, SASSO provides a comprehensive support unit which includes: academic counseling, degree progress monitoring, assessment, tutoring, computer access, academic and individual skill development, mentoring, individualized study plans and knowledge of on-campus resources. The Student-Athlete Support Services Office (SASSO) was founded in 1987 in conjunction with the UMKC Center for Academic Development (CAD). The Center for Academic Development oversees the Student-Athlete Academic Services Office, and has dual reporting responsibility to both the Divisions of Student and Academic Affairs. Located in the Swinney Recreation Center, SASSO was renovated and expanded in 2005 and updated in 2008. The academic unit includes a study and computer room, quiet tutor spaces and several offices for personnel.

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About UMKC The Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund (KASF) supports the studentathletes of the University of Missouri-Kansas City through scholarship enhancement. Donations to the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund provide for expenses such as travel, recruiting, equipment and more for our student-athletes. The KASF, which was renamed in 2007, was previously called the “Durwood Athletics Educational Fund.” With the support of the Durwood Foundation, the name was changed in order to better educate current and potential donors as to the uses of their donations. The name “Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund” is directly representative of where donation dollars go – towards UMKC student-athlete scholarships. Donors to the KASF enjoy a number of benefits based on their donor level, including Priority Seating, accesscf to the pre-game Kangaroo Club hospitality parties at men’s basketball games, invitations to events, program recognition, complimentary media guides and gifts, and exclusive opportunities to meet the student-athletes, staff, coaches and Chancellor. For more information on the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund, please contact Steve Stroud, Associate Athletics Director for Advancement at 816-235-6018.

Donor Level

Minimum Donation

Benefits

Boxing Roo

$100

Tax Deduction, Membership Decal, Subscription to E-Newsletter, Recognition Opportunities, Priority Status for season tickets and post-season tickets, Invitations to luncheons and other special events

Young Alumni

$35

A special introductory level for recent UMKC grads. If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree from UMKC within the past five years, get all the benefits of the Boxing Roo donor level for a reduced price.

Blue Kangaroo

$250

Gold Kangaroo

$500

Access for two to the “Kangaroo Club” hospitality room at Men’s Basketball games plus all above benefits Complimentary Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Guides and special UMKC gift plus all above benefits Access for two additional guests in the “Kangaroo Club” hospitality room plus all above benefits Complementary Parking for Men’s Basketball plus all above benefits

Swope Circle $1,000 Captain’s $1,500 Circle All-American $2,500 Circle Kangaroo Champions

$5,000

Director’s Circle

$10,000

Premium UMKC gift, invitation to a special Men’s Basketball practice and reception plus all above benefits Invitation to the Champions’ Reception with coaches and studentathletes plus all above benefits Annual Men’s Basketball trip including team travel and tickets plus all above benefits

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Western Illinois

IUPUI IPFW

Southern Utah

UMKC

Oral Roberts

Centenary

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About UMKC

For 75 years, the University and Kansas City have been partners and neighbors, a relationship that has enhanced the growth of both. A part of Kansas City’s thriving urban core, UMKC brings together its students and the city it calls home. The University offers an amazing education experience with top-notch faculty and skills that go directly from the classroom to the real world. With 125 academic programs in 13 schools, UMKC is bound to have the one thing (or more than one thing) you want to continue learning about. Whether you have an idea of what you want to study or not, UMKC is a great place to explore your potential, putting different classes together to define what you know and who you are. Over the 2007-08 school year, UMKC’s student-athletes continued their success and growth, posting overall GPAs of 3.12 in the fall semester and 3.18 in the spring, both new department highs. 14 of the department’s 15 sports finished with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, with three - men’s tennis, women’s track and field and men’s soccer - finishing with record highs. Eleven studentathletes posted perfect 4.0 GPAs in either the fall or spring semester. 115 Kangaroo student-athletes were named academic all-league honorees by The Summit League, with 78 named to the Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence.

Senior Associate AD Carla Wilson and men’s basketball alumnus Tim Blackwell.

The highest achiever for the department was senior Sara Hiller, who captured her second CoSIDA Academic all-America nod in 2008, the fourth honoree overall for UMKC.

UMKC offers more than 100 academic majors in its 13 schools, making it an ideal place to get a life.

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More than just a place to sleep, residence life at UMKC is part of the total educational experience; it’s a UMKC student’s home away from home. Featuring apartment-style living, Oak Place opened on August 1, 2008 with one-bedroom, two-bedroom and four-bedroom floor plans. Each unit is fully furnished and has both kitchen and laundry facilities in the unit. Every bedroom has a high-speed internet connection available and the entire complex is Wi-Fi accessible. Oak Place also features an online leasing system, allowing students to pick their exact room and roommates. It’s a great value, a convenient location, and most importantly, fun!

Counter-clockwise from lower right: A furnished living room, laundry and kitchen facilities highlight each apartment at Oak Place; residents can get in a workout in the community weight room at Oak Place; overlooking the courtyard from the reserved parking garage.

Completed in August 2004, Oak Street Hall offers a more traditional residence life experience for students. With space for 559 students, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the campus life experience. The hall is divided into 11 community areas, allowing students to get to know others with similar interests and academic goals. In addition, Oak Street Hall features music practice rooms, kitchenettes on each floor, study rooms and social lounges to enhance the student life experience. There is also an outdoor courtyard, perfect for studying - and lounging around - all in an access-controlled environment.

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Cowtown Shmowtown

K. Kansas City is a shopper’s mecca. Above is The Legends at Village West, a retail development featuring outstanding dining as well as an adidas store. The Legends also features a open-air museum at your feet, with some of the legendary figures in the area’s history presented in detail.

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Although Kansas City’s reputation outside the Midwest may be that of an agricultural cowtown, its residents know the truth. UMKC is in the middle of it all, with history, culture and entertainment options on all sides and within just a short walk or drive. Here’s just a few of the options that students at UMKC have at their disposal.

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I. The Kansas Speedway (left) J. Community America Ballpark (above) The Kansas Speedway and Community America Ballpark are both just a short drive from campus. The Kansas Speedway hosts several world-class racing events each year, including the Kansas 400 - part of NASCAR’s Chase for the Cup - and the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300. Community America Ballpark is the temporary home for the Kansas City Wizards - 2000 MLS Cup champions - as well as the Kansas City T-Bones, who captured the 2008 Northern League Championship in dramatic fashion with three straight wins after dropping the best-offive series opener.

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G. The latest addition to Kansas City’s continued downtown revitalization is the Power and Light District. Anchored by the Sprint Center, the district features several dining restaurants surrounding an open-air amphitheatre that has played host to several concerts, including the homecoming performance for American Idol - and Kansas City-area native - David Cook. Attached to the Sprint Center is the College Basketball Experience, a high-energy, highly-interactive place where casual and hard core fans of any age can totally immerse themselves in the game of college basketball. Home to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well, UMKC had the distinct honor of opening the College Basketball Experience, as the first practice for the Kangaroo men’s basketball team for the 2007-08 school year was the first event ever held at the CBE.

H. The UMKC men’s basketball team plays its home games at Municipal Auditorium. The historic venue has hosted more NCAA Tournament games and more Final Fours than any other venue in the country.

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F. Kansas City holds a place in baseball history, as the Negro National League was founded in a meeting held at the Paseo YMCA. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a cornerstone of the “18th and Vine” historical district, preserves this legacy for the ages.

A. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art B. Country Club Plaza C. Westport (counterclockwise from top right) Who says history and fun don’t mix? Located within a short walk from the Volker Campus are two great examples - the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Country Club Plaza. The Nelson includes works of art from some of the great masters as well as an outdoor C sculpture garden, even playing a role in Oldenburg and van Bruggen’s Shuttlecocks. The Country Club Plaza has A been transformed from B “Nichols’ Folly” into one of the top destination shopping centers of the Midwest. Pairing outstanding architecture and Kansas City’s trademark fountains, the Plaza is one of the most notable attractions in Kansas City. Once the jumping-off point for westward expansion along the historic trails that run through Kansas City, Westport has transformed itself into a vibrant entertainment district. Kelly’s Westport Inn is a cornerstone of the district, located in the oldest building still standing in Kansas City.

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D. Kauffman Stadium (top) E. Arrowhead Stadium (bottom) Of Kansas City’s four top-level professional sports teams, none are closer to UMKC than the Royals and the Chiefs. Both teams play at the Truman Sports Complex, a mere 15-minute drive from the Volker Campus.

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Ten Days In The Community As a member of the Kansas City community, UMKC Athletics takes great pride in giving back to its neighbors and friends. Over the 2007-08 school year, Kangaroo sports teams donated over 250 hours of community service time. That’s more than 10 FULL days of giving back. Here is a short list of the community service projects that Kangaroo teams and student-athletes take part in: • Trunk-or-Treat - launched by UMKC softball head coach Meredith Smith, Trunk-or-Treat offers youngsters from the neighborhoods surrounding UMKC to participate in a safe and fun trick-or-treat environment. UMKC student-athletes and coaches dress up and hand out candy and other items from the trunks of their cars, participating in Halloweenthemed games as well. In just its second year, last year’s event drew over 100 kids to Swinney Recreation Center. • Harvesters - several of UMKC’s teams have volunteered time at the Harvesters food bank, helping to sort and organize donations to the largest community food network in the Kansas City area. UMKC’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee also sponsored several donation nights throughout the season at men’s and women’s basketball games. • Think Pink - Prior to the 2007-08 school year, the UMKC family suffered a huge loss, as longtime Assistant AD Cynthia Gabel lost a lengthy battle with cancer. To raise awareness, three UMKC teams - volleyball, women’s basketball and softball - took part in Think Pink events to raise breast cancer awareness. The volleyball team held a “Think Pink, Think Cynthia” night in conjunction with the UMKC Women’s Center, while women’s basketball joined over 700 other institutions in taking part in the WBCA “Think Pink” week. Softball partnered with Summit League foe South Dakota State in what will become an ongoing tradition, donning commemorative pink uniforms for the final game of the league series between the teams. • Volunteer Clinics - In addition to their summer camps, designed for the elite player, several UMKC teams also took time out to give clinics to the community at large. Men’s soccer continued its 10-year tradition this spring, working with the Kansas City Department of Parks and Recreation to offer clinics and coaching assistance to youngsters at Swope Park, while softball, women’s basketball and women’s soccer all took leadership roles in WIN for KC’s Camp WIN, teaching young girls from the Kansas City area both sport and life skills. • Cultural Participation - As ambassadors for UMKC and Kansas City, several teams took a time-out during the season to take in one of Kansas City’s many cultural and historical attractions and learn about the city’s rich history.

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10 days may not seem like a large number, but it took just eight days for the Apollo 11 mission to get to the moon and back.


ONCE A KANGAROO, ALWAYS A KANGAROO. UNIVERSITY of MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY

KANGAROO FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETE ASSOCIATION

ESTABLISHED 2008

The Former Student-Athlete Association serves a key role in uniting the Kangaroos of past and present. All former Kangaroo studentathletes, coaches, cheerleaders and dance squad members, team managers and trainers and administrators are eligible to participate in the Former Student-Athlete Association. Membership within the Former Student-Athlete Association is free and provides each member with complimentary tickets, emailed updates and newsletters, gifts, and, most importantly, the easy ability to reconnect with your former teammates through different reunion events. It’s the least we can do for all of those who have worn the Blue and Gold and represented the Kangaroos! For details on the Former Student-Athlete Association or to sign up, just call Steve Stroud at 815-235-6018.


2009 Men’s Schedule Date Jan. 23 Jan. 24 Jan. 27 Jan. 30 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 March 7 March 8 March 18 March 19 March 27

Opponent Location vs. Weber State Las Vegas, Nev. at UNLV Las Vegas, Nev. at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. Colorado Springs, Colo. vs. Gonzaga at Air Force Colorado Springs, Colo. at Northern Colorado Greeley, Colo. Creighton Kansas City, Mo. SIU Edwardsville Kansas City, Mo. at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. vs. Bradley Lincoln, Neb. vs. South Carolina-Upstate Wilmington, N.C. vs. Troy State Wilmington, N.C. *vs. IUPUI Tulsa, Okla.

Date March 28 March 28 April 9 April 10 April 11 April 15 April 24-25

Opponent *vs. Western Illinois *vs. IPFW *vs. Oral Roberts *vs. South Dakota State *vs. Centenary Northwest Missouri State The Summit League Championships

Location Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa, Okla. Fort Wayne, Ind. Fort Wayne, Ind. Fort Wayne, Ind. Kansas City, Mo. Fort Wayne, Ind.

* Summit League match HOME matches in BOLD

2009 Women’s Schedule Date Jan. 30 Jan. 31 Feb. 1 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 14 Feb. 28 March 1 March 7 March 8 March 27 March 28 April 3 April 4

Opponent vs. UTEP vs. Chicago State at Northern Iowa at North Florida vs. Florida A&M Drake SIU Edwardsville Kansas Missouri at Iowa State at Creighton vs. South Dakota *Western Illinois *Southern Utah

Location Lawrence, Kan. Cedar Falls, Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo.

Date April 4 April 5 April 11 April 17 April 18 April 19 April 19 April 24-25

Ames, Iowa Omaha, Neb. Omaha, Neb.

* Summit League match HOME matches in BOLD

Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo.

Opponent Bradley *IUPUI Tulane *vs. Oral Roberts *vs. Oakland *vs. Centenary *vs. South Dakota State The Summit League Championships

Location Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo.

Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Fort Wayne Ind. Fort Wayne, Ind.


2008-09 UMKC Tennis Media Guide