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No. 32 Drake Falls To No. 28 Auburn, 4-1

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Release: January 25, 2014
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WACO, Texas - In a battle of nationally ranked opponents No. 28 Auburn registered a 4-1 victory past the 32nd-rated Drake men’s tennis team on Saturday (Jan. 25) at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-off Weekend.

The Tigers (4-0) staked themselves to a 1-0 in the affair after besting the Bulldogs (2-2) at the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles slots.

Auburn extended its advantage to 3-0 in singles with victories on the top two courts.

After dropping the initial set in his match at No. 4 versus Petar Tomic, junior Matt Frost (Cambridge, England) garnered Drake’s lone point in the match rallying to post a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 three-set triumph.

Dennis Lengsfeld clinched the win for the Tigers at the No. 3 position edging senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England), 2-6, 6-5 (7), 6-4.

The Bulldogs were one point away from collecting three-set triumphs at the Nos. 5 and 6 slots when play was halted. Junior Ravi Patel (London, England) held a 5-6 (4), 6-4, 5-0 advantage over No. 89 Dante Saleh at No. 5, while junior Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) was leading Joseph Van Dooren at No. 6, 6-5 (5), 3-6, 5-4.

Drake returns to action on Sunday (Jan. 26) with a 10:00 a.m. showdown versus No. 47 Boise State at the ITA Kick-off Weekend in Waco, Texas.

NO. 28 AUBURN (4-0) DEF. NO. 32 DRAKE (2-2), 4-1

JAN. 25, 2014 • WACO, TEXAS

SINGLES:

No. 1 Lukas Ollert (AUB) def. Alen Salibasic (DU), 6-5 (0), 1-6, 6-2

No. 2 No. 112 Daniel Cochrane (AUB) def. Ben Lott (DU), 6-2, 4-6, 6-1

No. 3 Dennis Lengsfeld (AUB) def. Robin Goodman (DU), 2-6, 6-5 (7), 6-4

No. 4 No. 123 Matt Frost (DU) def. Petar Tomic (AUB), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2

No. 5 Ravi Patel (DU) leading No. 89 Dante Saleh (AUB), 5-6 (4), 6-4, 5-0 unfinished

No. 6 Ben Mullis (DU) leading Joseph Van Dooren (AUB), 6-5 (5), 3-6, 5-4 unfinished

Order of Finish: 1,2,4,3

DOUBLES:

No. 1 No. 8 Goodman/Patel (DU) leading Cochrane/ Tomic (AUB), 5-4 unfinished

No. 2 No. 37 Lengsfeld/ Ollert (AUB) def. Lott/Salibasic (DU), 6-3

No. 3 Van Dooren/Saleh (AUB) def. Frost/Mullis (DU), 6-3

Order of Finish: 2,3

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