Mullis Garners MVC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week Accolades
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake junior Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) was recognized as the MVC Men's Tennis Player of the Week. The honor marks the fourth straight week in which a Bulldog has taken home the award, while also representing the second career accolade for Mullis.
Mullis registered a 4-0 combined singles/doubles ledger to lead the Bulldogs to a pair of road victories in Lincoln, Neb., over Utah and No. 44 Nebraska last weekend.
In Drake's 7-0 win over Utah, he paired with junior Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina) to clinch the doubles point with an 8-7 (5) decision at the No. 2 slot, before capturing a 6-4, 3-6, 10-4 victory at No. 6 singles. The Utes have been nationally ranked this season and had beaten No. 44 Nebraska, 4-3, the evening before.
In the Bulldogs' 4-0 triumph past the Huskers, Mullis clinched the deciding singles and doubles points, respectively. In doubles, he teamed with Salibasic to garner an 8-7 (4) victory at the No. 2 doubles spot. In singles, he recorded a 6-4, 6-3 decision at No. 6.
On the season, Mullis owns a 16-9 combined singles/doubles record, including six wins in both singles and doubles during the spring campaign.
Mullis and the 39th-rated Bulldogs (9-4) host 30th-ranked Oregon in an 11:30 a.m. match on Wednesday (March 12) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.