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Goodman Named MVC Men's Tennis Player Of The Week

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
Release: January 21, 2014
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference has announced that Drake senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) was selected as the MVC Men's Tennis Player of the Week.  The honor marks the initial weekly accolade for a Bulldog this season and the third in Goodman’s career.

Goodman directed the 30th-rated Bulldogs to a 2-1 mark over the weekend registering a 4-2 combined singles/doubles ledger, including a 3-0 record in singles to extend his regular season winning streak to 14.

In Drake’s 4-3 victory past Northern Illinois last Friday (Jan. 17), Goodman sparked a comeback for the Bulldogs posting a 6-1, 6-2 triumph at the No. 4 singles slot. He followed by dispatching 71st-rated Carlos Bautista at No. 4, 6-3, 6-4 to net Drake’s lone singles triumph at No. 25 Tulsa on Sunday (Jan. 19). Goodman capped his weekend against SMU on Monday (Jan. 20) garnering the doubles tally with junior Ravi Patel (London, England) at No. 1, 6-1, before registering a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles.

On the season, Goodman sports a 14-7 combined singles/doubles ledger, including a 3-0 record in singles during the dual campaign.

Goodman and the Bulldogs (2-1) travel to Waco, Texas, this weekend to compete at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Kick-off Weekend.  Drake opens competition versus No. 28 Auburn on Saturday (Jan. 25) at 4:00 p.m., before facing No. 7 Baylor or No. 47 Boise State on Sunday (Jan. 26).  A victory over the Tigers moves the Bulldogs into Sunday's championship match at 3:00 p.m., while a loss drops Drake into an 11:00 a.m. consolation tilt.

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