Bulldogs Collect 4-0 Victory At Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. - The 42nd-rated Drake men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to three straight after garnering a 4-0 triumph at No. 70 Wisconsin on Saturday (Feb. 15).
The victory represented the first win for Bulldogs (5-3) over a ranked opponent this season and marked the second straight year that Drake has bettered the Badgers (3-3).
Juniors Matt Frost (Cambridge, England) and Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina) clinched the doubles tally for the Bulldogs corralling a 6-3 victory over Jakhongir Jalalov and Petr Satral at the No. 2 position.
Senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) extended Drake’s lead to 2-0 in singles earning a 6-4, 6-4 decision at the No. 3 slot past Satral.
Junior Ravi Patel (London, England) moved the Bulldogs to within a point of victory dispatching John Zordani on the No. 5 court, 6-5 (4), 6-0.
Sealing the triumph for Drake at the top spot was Salibasic, who posted a 6-3, 6-5 (7) win over Oskar Wikberg.
Frost and junior Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) were both leading their matches at the Nos. 4 and 6 positions, respectively, when the match was decided.
Drake returns to action on Saturday (Feb. 22) traveling to Minneapolis, Minn., to battle No. 39 Minnesota. Match time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
NO. 42 DRAKE (5-3) DEF. NO. 70 WISCONSIN (3-3), 4-0
FEB. 15, 2014 • MADISON, WIS.
No. 1 Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Oskar Wikberg (WIS), 6-3, 6-5 (7)
No. 2 Alexander Kokorev (WIS) leading Ben Lott (DU), 6-4, 1-6, 4-3 unfinished
No. 3 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Petr Satral (WIS), 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Matt Frost (DU) leading Jakhongir Jalalov (WIS), 6-4, 3-4 unfinished
No. 5 Ravi Patel (DU) def. John Zordani (WIS), 6-5 (4), 6-0
No. 6 Ben Mullis (DU) leading Elliott Sprecher (WIS), 6-5 (5), 4-1 unfinished
Order of Finish: 3,5,1
No. 1 Goodman/Lott (DU) leading Wikberg/Kokorev (WIS), 4-3 unfinished
No. 2 Mullis/Salibasic (DU) def. Satral/Jalalov (WIS), 6-3
No. 3 Frost/Patel (DU) def. Zordani/Sprecher (WIS), 6-1
Order of Finish: 3,2