Bulldogs Garner 5-1 Triumph Over Green Bay
DES MOINES, Iowa - In come-from-behind fashion, the Drake men’s tennis team registered a 5-1 triumph past Green Bay (3-3) in the first of two matches for the 42nd-rated Bulldogs (3-3) on Friday (Feb. 7) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
The Phoenix stole the early momentum in the affair garnering victories at the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles spots to assume a 1-0 lead.
Sophomore Ben Lott (Newcastle, England) evened the match at one for Drake in singles besting Howard Scott at the No. 2 position, 6-0, 6-4.
Placing the Bulldogs ahead for good at No. 5 was junior Ravi Patel (London, England), who dispatched Rowan Isaaks, 6-1, 6-2.
After winning the first set in his encounter with Michael Tenzer at No. 1, junior Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina) overcame a 6-2 deficit in the second-set tiebreaker en route to collecting a 6-2, 6-5 (9) victory.
Earning the deciding tally in the match on court No. 4 was junior Matt Frost (Cambridge, England). Frost posted a 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 decision past Joey Leto.
Within seconds, junior Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) completed the contest for Drake with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jorge Gonzalez Soler at the No. 6 position.
Senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) was leading his tilt versus Leo Gomez Islinger at No. 3, 6-3, 2-6, 2-0 when match play was halted.
The Bulldogs close out their homestand hosting UMKC this evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
NO. 42 DRAKE (3-3) DEF. GREEN BAY (3-3), 5-1
FEB. 7, 2014 • ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER
No. 1 Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Michael Tenzer (GB), 6-2, 6-5 (9)
No. 2 Ben Lott (DU) def. Howard Scott (GB), 6-0, 6-4
No. 3 Robin Goodman (DU) leading Leo Gomez Islinger (GB), 6-3, 2-6, 2-0 unfinished
No. 4 No. 123 Matt Frost (DU) def. Joey Leto (GB), 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
No. 5 Ravi Patel (DU) def. Rowan Isaaks (GB), 6-1, 6-2
No. 6 Ben Mullis (DU) def. Jorge Gonzalez Soler (GB), 6-4, 6-3
Order of Finish: 2,5,1,4,6
No. 1 Scott/Tenzer (GB) def. No. 8 Goodman/Patel (DU), 6-3
No. 2 Lott/Salibasic (DU) def. Leto/Tebon (GB), 6-1
No. 3 Isaaks/Gomez Islinger (GB) def. Frost/Mullis (DU), 6-2
Order of Finish: 2,3,1