No. 25 TU Men's Tennis defeats No. 30 Drake 4-1 Sunday
Jan. 19, 2014
TULSA,Okla. - The University of Tulsa men's tennis team defeated its second straight ranked opponent on Sunday defeating No. 30 Drake University 4-1 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center.
No. 25 Golden Hurricane started the match winning the doubles point as TU went 2-1 in the three doubles matches. Clifford Marsland/Dylan McCloskey defeated No. 8 doubles team of Robin Goodman/Ravi Patel 6-1 followed by Drake's doubles team of Matt Frost/Ben Mullis defeated TU's doubles team of Carlos Bautista/Daniel Santos 6-4.
The doubles point came down to the match of TU's Japie De Klerk/Alejandro Espejo and Drake's Alen Salibasic/Ben Lott to decide the first point of the match. The Golden Hurricane won the match, 6-4, to go up 1-0 over Drake.
Espejo won the first singles match 6-1, 6-2 over Matt Frost, followed by De Klerk's 6-1, 6-4 win over Alen Salibasic to give TU a 3-0 lead.
Drake came back as Robin Goodman defeated Bautista, 6-3, 6-4 to get the Bulldogs on the board, down 3-1. It was the first point TU has lost this season.
Marsland ended the match with the fourth point as he defeated Ben Lott 6-5 (7) 5-6 (5), 6-2.
The Golden Hurricane faces Illinois State at 5 p.m. at the Case Tennis Center on Sunday.
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No. 25 Tulsa 4, No. 30 Drake University 1
Japie De Klerk (TLS) d. Alen Salibasic (DU) 6-1, 6-4
Clifford Marsland (TLS) d. Ben Lott (DU) 6-5 (7), 5-6 (5), 6-2
Alejandro Espejo (TLS) d. Matt Frost (DU) 6-1, 6-2
Robin Goodman (DU) d. #71 Carlos Bautista (TLS) 6-3, 6-4
Dylan McCloskey (TLS) vs. Ravi Patel (DU) 6-5 (3), 3-6, 2-3 unfinished
Daniel Santos (TLS) d. Ben Mullis (DU) 5-6 (0), 6-4, 0-1 unfinished
Clifford Marsland/Dylan McCloskey (TLS) d. #8 Robin Goodman/Ravi Patel (DU) 6-1
Japie De Klerk/Alejandro Espejo (TLS) d. Alen Salibasic/Ben Lott (DU) 6-4
Matt Frost/Ben Mullis (DU) d. Carlos Bautista/Daniel Santos (TLS) 6-4
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