UMKC Men, IPFW Women Claim Top Seeds at Tennis Championships

UMKC Men, IPFW Women Claim Top Seeds at Tennis Championships
Four-team men's and women's fields take to courts Friday in Tulsa

ELMHURST, Ill. - After posting perfect records during regular season league play, the UMKC men and IPFW women secured the top seeds at this weekend's Summit League Tennis Championships in Tulsa, Okla. All matches will be played at the Shadow Mountain Racquet Club.

UMKC, the defending men's champion, went 6-0 in The Summit League and own a 16-6 overall mark. Seeded second is IUPUI, who completed league play with a 4-2 record and will match up against third seed and host Oral Roberts, also with a 4-2 league mark. The fourth seed is Western Illinois, who went 3-3 in the league.

Men's semifinal play begins Friday at 9 a.m. with the UMKC-WIU match followed by IUPUI-ORU at 11 a.m. Friday's winners will meet Saturday at 3 p.m. in the championship match.

On the women's side, IPFW is the top seed after going 8-0 in league play and 22-5 overall. Seeded second is host Oral Roberts, the defending tournament champion, with a 7-1 league mark. The third seed is UMKC, who went 6-2 in the league and is making its first tournament appearance since 2000. Southern Utah claimed the fourth seed with a 5-3 league record.

Women's semifinal play starts Friday at 1 p.m. with the IPFW-SUU match followed by ORU-UMKC at 3 p.m. Friday's winners will meet Saturday at 1 p.m. in the championship match.

2010 Summit League Tennis Championships Schedule

Friday, April 23
9 a.m. - Men's Semifinal: (1) UMKC vs. (4) Western Illinois
11 a.m. - Men's Semifinal: (2) IUPUI vs. (3) Oral Roberts
1 p.m. - Women's Semifinal: (1) IPFW vs. (4) Southern Utah
3 p.m. - Women's Semifinal: (2) Oral Roberts vs. (3) UMKC

Saturday, April 24
1 p.m. - Women's Championship Match
3 p.m. - Men's Championship Match

For complete coverage of the weekend event, visit the official Summit League Tennis Championships webpage here.

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