Men’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision At Denver

first_img Print Friendly Version Drake will have a quick turnaround as the Bulldogs will square against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday in Denver. Singles competition1. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Yannik James (DEN) 3-6, 7-5, 6-32. Diogo Rocha (DEN) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-03. Alex Gasson (DEN) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 1-6, 6-3, 7-64. Hands, Tom (DU) def. Wyatt Lovera (DEN) 6-4, 6-15. Jesse Ruder-Hook (DEN) def. Thorold, Barnaby (DU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-46. Philips, Bayo (DU) def. Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) 6-4, 6-4 DENVER, Colo. – The Drake University men’s tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to the Denver Pioneers on Friday at the Lifetime Fitness Centennial. Denver 4, Drake 3March 31, 2017 at Denver, Colo. (Lifetime Fitness Centennial) Match Notes:Order of finish: Doubles (1,3); Singles (4,6,1,2,5,3) The Pioneers managed to tie it up at 3-3 with a pair three-set victories at No. 2 and No. 5 singles, respectively. Denver’s Alex Gasson was able to slip past Ben Stride in a thrilling third-set tiebreaker to give the Pioneers the 4-3 win. The Bulldogs didn’t let dropping the doubles point affect them early in singles with sophomore Tom Hands cruising past Wyatt Lovera 6-4, 6-1 at No. 4 singles to tie the match up at 1-1. Junior Bayo Philips put Drake up 2-1 with a straight sets victory over Pedro Del Valle, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 6. Vinny Gillespie overcame from being down a set give the Bulldogs a 3-1 advantage with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1. Doubles competition1. Alex Gasson/Yannik James (DEN) def. Gillespie, Vinny/Hands, Tom (DU) 6-42. Diogo Rocha/Jesse Ruder-Hook (DEN) vs. Philips, Bayo/Thorold, Barnaby (DU) 5-4, unfinished3. Wyatt Lovera/Pedro F. Del Valle (DEN) def. MacGeoch, Calum/Wood, Ben (DU) 6-4last_img

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