Men’s Tennis Earns 4-3 Decision Over Rice

first_img 2. Jamie Malik (RICE) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 7-5, 6-4 Box Score 1. #73 Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Tommy Bennett (RICE) 6-4, 6-2 “We had a strong showing yesterday against No. 9 Texas and used that to put together a very confident match today with Rice,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. “Huge effort getting doubles point, which was the difference. We were down a break on court two and found a way to steal that one.”The Bulldogs managed to win critical doubles point, which proved to be the deciding point. Tom Hands and Barny Thorold defeated Eric Rutledge and Jake Hansen, 7-5 at No. 3 after Rice won on court one. Juniors Ben Stride and Ben Wood came away with a 7-5 win over Oscar Janglin and Emanuel Llams at No. 2 to secure the doubles point. The Bulldogs head to in-state rivals Iowa on Friday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. 6. Emanuel Llamas (RICE) def. Wood, Ben (DU) 6-7, 6-2, 6-4 After dropping his first set in a tiebreaker, Thorold came back to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 to give Drake the decisive point and earn his first career match-clinching victory.”As other courts were playing out and finishing I didn’t think I’d even get to finish the match but then some courts took some tough loses and I knew I’d have to step my game up and get the win. The team got behind me and I managed to come back and take the win. I couldn’t have done it without the rest of the team,” said Thorold. 2. Stride, Ben/Wood, Ben (DU) def. Oscar Janglin/Emanuel Llamas (RICE) 7-5 4. Thorold, Barnaby (DU) def. Eric Rutledge (RICE) 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 6-4 Match Notes Consolation Match 3. Jake Hansen (RICE) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-5) Story Links 5. Hands, Tom (DU) def. David Warren (RICE) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) T-3:30center_img ITA Kick-Off Weekend Sophomore Vinny Gillespie put the Bulldogs up 2-0 with a straight set win, 6-4, 6-2, over Tommy Bennett at No. 1 singles. Hands put Drake a point away from sealing the match when he beat David Warren, 6-4, 7-6 at No. 5. Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,5,2,6,3,4) Drake 3-1 AUSTIN, Texas – The Drake University men’s tennis team grinded out a 4-3 victory over Rice on the final day of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at the Weller Indoor Tennis Center on Sunday. 3. Hands, Tom/Thorold, Barnaby (DU) def. Eric Rutledge/Jake Hansen (RICE) 7-5  Print Friendly Version The Owls battled back to win court two and then took three-set victories at No. 6 and No. 3 to tie it up at 3-3.”Incredible job by freshman, Barny Thorold, winning both his doubles and singles matches. He kept his nerve to clinch the win. I also need to applaud Tom Hands for his effort the entire weekend,” said Kozlowski. 1. David Warren/Tommy Bennett (RICE) def. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-1 Rice 4-3 Doubles competition Drake 4, Rice 3Jan 29, 2017 at Austin, Texas (Weller Indoor)  Singles competitionlast_img

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