STILWELL, KS — The Kansas State Alumni squad survived a chilly evening on Friday night to snag an early 3-1 lead over KU in the Alumni Cup test. All games played out to the rankings with the opening doubles match serving as the key to a fast start for KSU. Playing for KSU, Steve McMahon and Greg Lloyd were able to secure a 20-17 win over Dylan Goodwin and Kevin Thornton. Goodwin had a longshot chance to force an extra round while in last balls but grabbed the turf on a long roll out shot and came up short in trying to establish a rush. Action resumes Sunday afternoon and KSU needs just three more wins to claim the test.
FRIDAY, MAY 13
Round One – 5:00 p.m.
KU-Goodwin/Thornton vs KSU-Lloyd/McMahon (KSU 20-17)
Round Two – 6:30 p.m.
KU-Goodwin vs KSU-Stephens (KU 32-8)
KSU-McMahon vs KU-Ward (KSU 32-20)
KU-Thornton vs KSU-Lloyd (KSU 32-29)
SUNDAY, MAY 15
Round Three – 1:00 p.m.
KU Goodwin vs KSU Lloyd
KSU McMahon vs KU Thornton
KU Ward vs KSU Stephens
Round Four – 2:30 p.m.
KU Goodwin vs KSU McMahon
KU Thornton vs KSU Stephens
KSU Lloyd vs KU Ward
Round Five – 4:00 p.m. (if necessary)
Doubles Match TBD
First team to six wins claims the Alumni Cup. Four rounds will be played out. Fifth round will only be played in case of a 5-5 tie. Fifth round will be doubles and teams must put out a different line-up than they did for round one.