Men’s Tennis Drops A Pair To End Regular Season

first_imgSouthern Illinois 4, #46 Drake 4Apr 23, 2016 at Normal, Ill.  Drake was down early against the Redbirds after dropping the doubles point with a 7-5 loss from sophomores Bayo Philips and Ben Wood and then a 7-6 setback from freshmen Tom Hands and Ben Clark. Sophomores Calum MacGeoch and Vinny Gillespie defeated their opponents 6-4 at the No. 2 spot. Doubles competition Doubles competition Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (4,3,5,6,2,1) The Bulldogs will head to the Missouri Valley Conference in Wichita, Kan. on Thursday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. Singles competition 2. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Jakub Eisner (ILS) 7-6, 6-0 1. Urh Krajnc Domiter (ILS) vs. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) 1-6, 6-3, unfinished 2. Lott, Ben/Stride, Ben (DU) def. Pimentel, Wilder/Pozo, Alex (SIU) 7-5 5. Pozo, Alex (SIU) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 7-6, 6-4 Hands and MacGeoch each gave Drake an early lead with strong singles performances. Hands won 6-1,6-1 at the No. 5 spot while MacGeoch defeated Jakub Eisner 7-6 in the first set and dominating the second set with a 6-0 performance in the No. 2 spot. Despite the impressive first two wins Philips fell after a close 6-4, 7-6 match up in the No. 3 spot. Illinois State’s Christoffer Greve defeated Stride 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to clinch the Redbirds win. 4. Christoffer Greve (ILS) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 Illinois State 4, #46 Drake 2Apr 23, 2016 at  2. MacGeoch, Calum/Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Christoffer Greve/Dylan Steffens (ILS) 6-4 4. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Molloy, Peter (SIU) 6-2, 6-1 1. Rigby, Jonny (SIU) def. Lott, Ben (DU) 7-6, 5-7, 6-1 1. Jakub Eisner/Andreas Boers (ILS) def. Philips, Bayo/Wood, Ben (DU) 7-5 6. Dylan Steffens (ILS) def. Clark, Ben (DU) 6-1, 6-4 3. Rodrigo Oliveira/Rolando Torrellas (ILS) def. Hands, Tom/Clark, Ben (DU) 7-6 Singles competition Hands continued his stellar performance with a dominating, 6-2, 6-1 win at the No. 4 spot to put Drake up 2-0. Southern Illinois evened the match with wins on courts three and five. After dropping the first set 7-5, Wood bounced back to win the next two sets, 6-3, 6-4, putting Drake ahead, 3-2. The Salukis completed the comeback with three-set wins on courts one and two. 3. Pimentel, Wilder (SIU) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-0, 7-5 In the Bulldogs’ second match of the day against the Salukis, Drake got out to a quick lead by winning the doubles point and then getting the first point in singles. 1. Rigby, Jonny/Baranski, Piotr (SIU) vs. Wood, Ben/Philips, Bayo (DU) 5-6, unfinished Match Notes 2. Baranski, Piotr (SIU) def. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 5. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Andreas Boers (ILS) 6-1, 6-1 6. Wood, Ben (DU) def. Martinez, Daniel (SIU) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 3. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Molloy, Peter/Martinez, Daniel (SIU) 7-5 NORMAL, Ill. – The 46th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team dropped its final two regular season matches as the Bulldogs fell to Illinois State, 4-2, and Southern Illinois, 4-3, on Saturday in Normal, Ill. 3. Rodrigo Oliveira (ILS) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-4, 7-6  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more