First Round: Baylor (L, 0-4)
SCHOOL/RECORD: UMKC (14-7)
CONFERENCE: The Summit League
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Kendell Hale (262-174)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 3rd
BEST NCAA FINISH: Advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament in both the 1999 and 2000 seasons before falling to Southern California and UCLA in each year, respectively.
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Claimed the team’s third Summit League Tournament title with a 4-2 victory over Oral Roberts… The win was the team’s school record tying 14th victory of the season… Team has won five straight and eight-of-nine matches to close out the season.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Juniors Patrick Smith and Bret Berryman were selected as First Team all-Summit League honorees… The honor was Smith’s second straight first team nod… Berryman was also The Summit League Newcomer of the Year… It is his second career Newcomer of the Year honor, as he was the MAC Newcomer of the Year in 2006 at Ball State… Smith has won 14 straight matches (9 singles, 5 doubles) heading into the NCAA’s… his 14 singles wins are tied for the second most victories in school history, and his 13 victories at the No. 2 position are the most all-time in the record books.