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Drake Sweeps Competition On Final Day Of Gopher Invitational

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: November 04, 2012
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Drake men's tennis team dominated play on the final day of the Gopher Invitational on Sunday (Nov. 4) sweeping all 11 of its matches, including eight in singles action.

On the strength of their efforts over Dartmouth, the Bulldogs received 4-0 tournament marks in singles from senior Jean Erasmus (Windhoek, Namibia), junior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) and sophomores Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England).  Contributing 3-0 records in singles were seniors Anis Ghorbel (Sfax, Tunisia) and James McKie (Edinburgh Scotland), along with freshman Ben Lott (Newcastle, England).

Posting 3-1, 3-1, and 2-1 ledgers, respectively, in doubles for Drake were the duos of Erasmus/Goodman, Lott/Salibasic and Ghorbel/McKie.

The Gopher Invitational was a round-robin tournament with the person/duo with the best-overall record on the weekend winning each group.

For the singles competition, there were eight groups with each having one player from each squad, totaling five players.  Each player battled the other four competitors within their group.  For doubles competition, there were four groups.

Drake opens its spring campaign hosting the Missouri Valley Conference Individuals at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center (Jan. 18-20, 2013).

GOPHER INVITATIONAL

NOV. 4, 2012 • MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

SINGLES:

No. 87 Anis Ghorbel (DU) def. Xander Centenari (DART), 6-1, 6-3

James McKie (DU) def. Cameron Ghorbani (DART), 6-2, 6-2

Robin Goodman (DU) def. Chris Kipouras (DART), 7-5, 7-3

Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Erik Nordahl (DART), 6-2, 6-1

Jean Erasmus (DU) def. Sam Todd (DART), 6-4, 6-2

Ben Mullis (DU) def. Justin Chan (DART), 6-4, 0-6, 10-6

Grant Tesmer (DU) def. Brendan Tannenbaum (DART), 6-4, 6-4

Ryan Drake (DU) def. Andres Isaza (DART), 6-2, 5-7, 10-7

DOUBLES:

No. 59 Ghorbel/McKie (DU) def. Centenari/Tannenbaum (DART), 9-7

Goodman/Erasmus (DU) def. Ghorbani/Todd (DART), 8-4

Lott/Salibasic (DU) def. Kipouras/Chan (DART), 9-8

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