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Bulldogs Swing Past Graceland, 7-0

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Release: February 26, 2014
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DES MOINES, Iowa - Sophomore Rakshit Rishi (New Delphi, India) notched his first two career victories to help lead the No. 65 Drake men’s tennis team to a 7-0 victory past Graceland (3-3) on Wednesday (Feb. 26) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

The Bulldogs (6-4) were dominant in doubles capturing the point on the strength of an 8-2 decision from senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) and junior Ravi Patel (London, England) at the No. 1 position. The 19th-ranked duo bested Birkir Gunnarsson and Jose Razo.

Goodman pushed Drake’s advantage to 2-0 in singles dispatching Jamie Sordyl at No. 2, 6-0, 6-4.

Junior Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) extended the Bulldogs’ lead to 3-0 downing Brezile Hamilton on the No. 4 court, 6-1, 6-2.

Clinching the victory for Drake at the No. 5 slot was junior Grant Tesmer (Lincoln, Neb.), who bested Gustavo Yanez, 6-2, 6-1.

The Bulldogs also received wins at the Nos. 1, 3 and 6 positions from sophomore Ben Lott (Newcastle, England), Patel and Rishi.

Drake returns to the court this evening facing No. 55 Iowa at 6:00 p.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.

NO. 65 DRAKE (6-4) DEF. GRACELAND (3-3), 7-0

FEB. 26, 2014 • ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER

SINGLES:

No. 1 Ben Lott (DU) def. Birkir Gunnarsson (GU), 6-1, 7-6 (3)

No. 2 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Jamie Sordyl (GU), 6-0, 6-4

No. 3 Ravi Patel (DU) def. Jose Razo (GU), 6-1, 6-3

No. 4 Ben Mullis (DU) def. Brezile Hamilton (GU), 6-1, 6-2

No. 5 Grant Tesmer (DU) def. Gustavo Yanez (GU), 6-2, 6-1

No. 6 Rakshit Rishi (DU) def. Oscar Chang Tun Jie (GU), 7-5, 6-1

Order of Finish: 2,4,5,3,6,1

DOUBLES:

No. 1 No. 19 Goodman/Patel (DU) def. Gunnarsson/Razo (GU), 8-2

No. 2 Alen Salibasic/Tesmer (DU) vs. Hamilton/David James Parker (GU), 6-6 unfinished

No. 3 Matt Frost/Rishi (DU) def. Sordyl/Chang Tun Jie (GU), 8-1

Order of Finish: 3,1

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