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Bulldogs Complete Road Slate With 7-0 Win Over Bradley

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Release: April 13, 2014
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PEORIA, Ill. – The 38th-rated Drake men’s tennis team extended its winning streak to 10 with a 7-0 victory past Bradley (3-18, 0-4 MVC) in its regular season road finale on Sunday (April 13).

The Bulldogs (19-5, 3-0 MVC) captured the only point they needed in the affair sweeping all three doubles matches to assume a 1-0 lead.

Earning the doubles tally with an 8-4 decision over Justin Abrams and Arthur Romanet were juniors Ravi Patel (London, England) and Grant Tesmer (Lincoln, Neb.).

Junior Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina) began singles play for the Bulldogs dispatching Romanet at the top singles slot, 6-2, 6-0.

Pushing the margin to 3-0 in favor of Drake was senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England), who bested Nico Rakitin, 6-2, 6-0.

Pulling in the match-clinching point on the strength of a 6-1, 6-0 triumph at No. 4 over Hamish Weerasinghe was Patel.

The Bulldogs also received victories at the Nos. 2, 5 and 6 positions, respectively, from sophomore Ben Lott (Newcastle, England), Tesmer and sophomore Rakshit Rishi (New Delphi, India).

Rishi finished first downing Abrams on the No. 6 court, 6-2, 6-3, before Tesmer dispatched Daniel Tiboldi at No. 5, 6-1, 6-0.

Lott closed out Drake’s victory total downing Ashton Kalhorn at the No. 2 spot, 6-1, 7-6 (5).

The Bulldogs return home hosting No. 73 Wichita State on Friday (April 18) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Match time in a showdown that will decide the Missouri Valley Conference regular season crown is slated for 2:00 p.m.

NO. 38 DRAKE (19-5, 3-0 MVC) DEF. BRADLEY (3-18, 0-4 MVC), 7-0

APRIL 13, 2014 • PEORIA, ILL.

SINGLES:

No. 1 Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Arthur Romanet (BU), 6-2, 6-0

No. 2 Ben Lott (DU) def. Ashton Kalhorn (BU), 6-1, 7-6 (5)

No. 3 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Nico Rakitin (BU), 6-2, 6-0

No. 4 Ravi Patel (DU) def. Hamish Weerasinghe (BU), 6-1, 6-0

No. 5 Grant Tesmer (DU) def. Daniel Tiboldi (BU), 6-1, 6-0

No. 6 Rakshit Rishi (DU) def. Justin Abrams (BU), 6-2, 6-3

Order of finish: 1,3,4,6,5,2

DOUBLES:

No. 1 Mullis/Salibasic (DU) def. Kalhorn/Weerasinghe (BU), 7-6 (3)

No. 2 Patel/Tesmer (DU) def. Abrams/Romanet (BU), 8-4

No. 3 Goodman/Rishi (DU) def. Rakitin/Dan Rodefeld (BU), 8-1

Order of finish: 3,2,1

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