KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City (5-13) won four of the day's first five points to claim a 4-1 non-conference men's tennis victory against Bradley (3-15) Saturday afternoon at Plaza Tennis Center.
While the ailing Braves saw senior Arthur Romanet return to action at No. 1 singles, Bradley's attempt to rally Saturday was hindered when senior Hamish Weerasinghe retired midway through his second set at No. 4 singles. Leading 3-1 after Weerasinghe bowed out, UMKC clinched the match when Mike Psarros completed a 6-3, 7-5 win against Bradley freshman Nico Rakitin at No. 3 singles.
Bradley earned its lone point at No. 6 singles, where senior Justin Abrams' 6-2, 6-3 win forced a 1-1 tie.
The Braves will continue their 3-match road swing Sunday with a noon match at Missouri Valley Conference rival Wichita State.