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Salibasic Garners MVC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week Honors

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: February 18, 2014
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake junior Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina) was selected as the MVC Men's Tennis Player of the Week. The honor marks the second weekly accolade for a Bulldog this season and the third in Salibasic’s career.

Salibasic was honored after leading the Bulldogs to a 4-0 victory at No. 70 Wisconsin last Saturday (Feb. 15), registering the deciding tallies in both singles and doubles. The win was the first for Drake over a ranked opponent this season. 

In doubles, he paired with junior Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) to register a 6-3 triumph at the No. 2 spot to earn the double tally. 

In singles, he clinched the match for Drake at the No. 1 position downing Oskar Wikberg, 6-3, 6-5 (7).

On the season, Salibasic has garnered a 18-11 combined singles/doubles ledger and is 7-3 in his last 10 singles contests.

Salibasic and the No. 45 Bulldogs (5-3) travel to Minneapolis, Minn., this Saturday (Feb. 22) to compete against No. 49 Minnesota in a 4:00 p.m. match.

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