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No. 25 Tulsa Edges No. 30 Drake, 4-1

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Release: January 19, 2014
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TULSA, OKLA. - In its first showdown with a nationally ranked squad this season, the 30th-ranked Drake men’s tennis squad suffered a 4-1 setback at No. 25 Tulsa on Sunday (Jan. 19).

In the first match between the two teams since 2004, Drake and Tulsa split decisions at the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles positions to set up a showdown on the No. 2 court for the doubles point.

Juniors Matt Frost (Cambridge, England) and Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) posted a 6-4 win for the Bulldogs at the No. 3 slot versus Carlos Bautista and Daniel Santos.

In the deciding affair at No. 2, the Golden Hurricane clinched the doubles tally with a 6-4 triumph.

In singles, Tulsa extended its advantage to 3-0 after victories on the No. 1 and 3 courts, respectively.

Senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) accounted for the Bulldogs’ lone point in the affair besting No. 71 Bautista, 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 4 position.

Sophomore Ben Lott (Newcastle, England) waged a three-set battle against Clifford Marsland at No. 2 before ultimately suffering a 5-6 (7), 6-5 (6), 2-6 setback.

Junior Ravi Patel (London, England) and Mullis were both leading their respective matches at the Nos. 5 and 6 slots when the contest was halted.

Drake closes out its road swing on Monday (Jan. 20) with a 10:00 a.m. tilt versus SMU in Tulsa, Okla.

NO. 25 TULSA (3-0) DEF. NO. 30 DRAKE (1-1), 4-1

JAN. 19, 2014 • TULSA, OKLA.

SINGLES:

No. 1 Japie De Klerk (TLS) def. Alen Salibasic (DU), 6-1, 6-4

No. 2 Clifford Marsland (TLS) def. Ben Lott (DU), 6-5 (7), 5-6 (6), 6-2

No. 3 Alejandro Espejo (TLS) def. No. 123 Matt Frost (DU), 6-1, 6-2

No. 4 Robin Goodman (DU) def. No. 71 Carlos Bautista (TLS), 6-3, 6-4

No. 5 Ravi Patel (DU) vs. Dylan McCloskey (TLS), 5-6 (3), 6-3, 3-2 unfinished

No. 6 Ben Mullis (DU) vs. Daniel Santos (TLS), 6-5 (0), 4-6, 1-0 unfinished

Order of Finish: 3,1,4,2

DOUBLES:

No. 1 Marsland/McCloskey (TLS) def. No. 8 Goodman/Patel (DU), 6-1

No. 2 De Klerk/Espejo (TLS) def. Lott/Salibasic (DU), 6-4

No. 3 Frost/Mullis (DU) def. Bautista/Santos (TLS), 6-4

Order of Finish: 1,3,2

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