Bulldogs Swing Past UMKC, 4-0
DES MOINES, Iowa - In the second of its two matches on the day, the Drake men’s tennis team completed a doubleheader sweep on Friday evening (Feb. 7) registering a 4-0 triumph over UMKC at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
The Bulldogs (4-3) assumed a lead they didn’t relinquish in doubles after the tandem of senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) and sophomore Ben Lott (Newcastle, England) collected the doubles point with a 6-2 victory versus Tomas Patino and Mike Psarros at the top position.
Lott extended Drake’s advantage to 2-0 in singles downing Psarros on court No. 1, 6-3, 6-0.
Junior Ravi Patel (London, England) pushed the Bulldogs’ lead to 3-0 after besting Vinh Pham at No. 4, 6-1, 6-2.
Junior Matt Frost (Cambridge, England) wrapped up Drake’s second win of the day netting the match-clinching tally at the No. 3 position, 6-4, 6-2, past Andrev Smirnov.
The Bulldogs return to action next Saturday (Feb. 15) traveling to Madison, Wis., to face the 70th-ranked Badgers in an 11:00 a.m. match.
NO. 42 DRAKE (4-3) DEF. UMKC (1-3), 4-0
FEB. 7, 2014 • ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER
No. 1 Ben Lott (DU) def. Mike Psarros (UMKC), 6-3, 6-0
No. 2 Robin Goodman (DU) leading Tomas Patino (UMKC), 6-3, 2-5 unfinished
No. 3 No. 123 Matt Frost (DU) def. Andrey Smirnov (UMKC), 6-4, 6-2
No. 4 Ravi Patel (DU) def. Vinh Pham (UMKC), 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Grant Tesmer (DU) leading Conner Edwards (UMKC), 6-4, 4-1 unfinished
No. 6 Uldis Gaismins (UMKC) leading Rakshit Rishi (DU), 6-3, 4-3 unfinished
Order of Finish: 1,4,3
No. 1 Goodman/Lott (DU) def. Patino/Psarros (UMKC), 6-2
No. 2 Frost/Patel (DU) def. Edwards/Pham (UMKC), 6-0
No. 3 Alen Salibasic/Tesmer (DU) leading Daniel De Zamacona/Gaismins (UMKC), 3-2 unfinished
Order of Finish: 2,1