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Bulldogs Capture 4-0 Victory At No. 44 Nebraska

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Release: March 09, 2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. - In the finale to its weekend road swing, the 45th-ranked Drake men’s tennis squad registered a 4-0 victory over No. 44 Nebraska (8-6) on Sunday (March 9).

The triumph extended the Bulldogs’ winning streak to four and in the process improved Drake (9-4) to 3-1 this season against teams from the Big Ten Conference.

The Bulldogs and Huskers each netted victories in doubles at the Nos. 1 and 3 positions, respectively, to set the stage for a winner-take-all outcome on the No. 2 court.

The showdown at No. 2 went down to the tiebreaker with the Drake tandem of juniors Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England) and Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina) besting Marc Hermann and Beauregard Treyz, 8-7 (4), to garner the doubles point.

Senior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) extended the Bulldogs’ lead to 2-0 in singles downing Hermann, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 3.

Sophomore Ben Lott (Newcastle, England) pushed the margin to 3-0 on the No. 2 court after posting a 6-3, 7-6 (4) decision over Tom Blackwell.

Mullis clinched the victory for the Blue and White registering a 6-4, 6-3 triumph past Vasileios Stavropolous at the No. 6 position.

Salibasic and juniors Matt Frost (Cambridge, England) and Ravi Patel (London, England) each held advantages in their respective matches on the Nos. 1, 4 and 5 courts when play was halted.

The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday (March 12) hosting No. 34 Oregon in an 11:30 a.m. match at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The showdown with the Ducks was recently added to Drake’s schedule.

NO. 45 DRAKE (9-4) DEF. NO. 44 NEBRASKA (8-6), 4-0

MARCH 9, 2014 • LINCOLN, NEB.

SINGLES:

No. 1 Alen Salibasic (DU) leading Dusty Boyer (NEB), 3-6, 6-3, 5-2 unfinished

No. 2 Ben Lott (DU) def. Tom Blackwell (NEB), 6-3, 7-6 (4)

No. 3 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Marc Hermann (NEB), 6-2, 6-1

No. 4 Matt Frost (DU) leading Andrew Dzulynsky (NEB), 6-1, 4-6, 2-0 unfinished

No. 5 Ravi Patel (DU) leading Charlie Shin (NEB), 6-2, 4-3

No. 6 Ben Mullis (DU) def. Vasileios Stavropolous (NEB), 6-4, 6-3

Order of Finish: 3,2,6

DOUBLES:

No. 1 Goodman/Lott (DU) def. Brandon Videtich/Bradford Zitsch (NEB), 8-3

No. 2 Mullis/Salibasic (DU) def. Herrmann/Beauregard Treyz (NEB), 8-7 (4)

No. 3 Boyer/Scott Elsass (NEB) def. Frost/Patel (DU), 8-5

Order of Finish: 3,1,2

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