Men’s Tennis Defeats Denver, 5-2

first_img Box Score 5. Finley Hall (DU) def. Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3  Print Friendly Version 2. Ben Wood/Finley Hall (DU) def. Jorge Nunez/Mattia Ros (DEN) 6-3 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis improved to 3-0 in Summit League play as the Bulldogs topped the defending league champions Denver, 5-2, Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Bulldogs travel to Minnesota on Friday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. and then squares off against Penn on Saturday to close out the weekend. Drake 5, Denver 2Feb 18, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  The Pioneers managed to get on the board with a victory on court No. 6.Hands pushed Drake’s lead to 3-1 as he earned a straight set win at No. 2, while Clark clinched the Bulldog victory after breaking Nunez for the 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 4 singles. Story Links Singles competition The doubles point came down to just a few points with the Bulldogs coming out on top. Ben Wood and Finley Hall defeated Denver’s Jorge Nunez and Mattia Ros 6-3 at No. 2 doubles, while the other two matches went into tiebreakers. The Pioneers took court No. 1, while juniors Tom Hands and Ben Clark edged Denver’s Pedro Fernandez Del Valle and Eric Morris, 7-3 in the tiebreaker to give Drake the ever-important doubles point. 2. Tom Hands (DU) def. Eric Morris (DEN) 6-3, 7-6 (7-6) Match Notescenter_img 3. Matt Summers (DEN) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 “The guys came out with high energy and took the doubles point. The doubles point could have gone either way with two matches going into tiebreakers,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski.”It was a very hard fought doubles point and set the tone and got our guys reenergized for singles.” 1. Matt Summers/Jesse Ruder-Hook (DEN) def. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 7-6 (7-3) Doubles competition 3. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) def. Pedro F. Del Valle/Eric Morris (DEN) 7-6 (7-3) 1. #120 Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Mattia Ros (DEN) 6-3, 6-2 6. Ignatius Castelino (DEN) def. Freddie Powell (DU) 6-4, 6-2 Drake’s Vinny Gillespie put Drake up 2-0 with an impressive 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles. Drake 10-4, 3-0 (Summit) 4. Ben Clark (DU) def. Jorge Nunez (DEN) 6-3, 6-4 Order of finish: Doubles (2,1,3); Singles (1,6,2,4,5,6)last_img read more