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Strong Showing Highlights Opening Of ITA Central Regional For Drake

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Release: October 18, 2013
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TULSA, Okla. - Led by senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England), the Drake men’s tennis team recorded a 9-2 combined singles/doubles ledger in the main draw of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Regional on Friday (Oct. 18).

Collectively, the Bulldogs advanced five players into the second round of the singles draw, while moving a pair of doubles squads into Saturday’s (Oct. 19) third round.

After reaching the semifinals of the tournament a year ago, Goodman, who is ranked No. 88 in the ITA preseason singles poll, advanced to the second round on the strength of a 6-1, 7-6 (4) victory over Ruben Weber of Minnesota.

Drake also garnered triumphs from sophomore Ben Lott (Newcastle, England) and juniors Matt Frost (Cambridge, England), Ravi Patel (London, England) and Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina).

In doubles, the tandems of Goodman and Patel and Frost and Salibasic combined for three victories to move into the round of 16.

Goodman and Patel opened their day downing Nico Kuehn and Jacob Perkins of SIU Edwardsville, 8-0, before besting Llija Cuic and Tin Osttijic from Wichita State, 8-4.

After receiving an opening-round bye, Frost and Salibasic dealt Jason Mechali and Fabian Zierleyn of Oral Roberts an 8-1 setback.

Action resumes for the Bulldogs at the ITA Central Regional with doubles beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday (Oct. 19).

ITA CENTRAL REGIONAL

OCT. 18, 2013 • TULSA, OKLA.

SINGLES:

Tin Ostijic (WSU) def. Ben Mullis (DU), 6-4, 7-5

Ben Lott (DU) def. Nathan Roper (OKST), 6-2, 6-4

No. 88 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Ruben Weber (MINN), 6-1, 7-6 (4)

Ravi Patel (DU) def. Tom Blackwell (NEB), 6-2, 6-0

Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Andrea Boglic (SDSU), 6-1, 7-6 (4)

Matt Frost (DU) def. Mathieu Froment (MINN), 7-6 (6), 6-4

DOUBLES:

Frost/Salibasic (DU) def. Jason Mechali/Fabian Zierleyn (ORU), 8-1

Goodman/Patel (DU) def. Nico Kuehn/Jacob Perkins (SIUE), 8-0

Goodman/Patel (DU) def. Llija Cuic/Osttijic (WSU), 8-4

Euan McIntosh/Lott (DU) def. Brandon Videtich/Ford Zitsch (NEB), 8-2

Alex Ghilea/Nick Papac (OKLA) def. Euan McIntosh/Lott (DU), 8-7 (4)

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