No. 17 Drakes Registers 7-0 Victory Past Stetson
DELAND, Fla. - The Drake men's tennis team collected its 14th straight victory on Monday (March 18) as the 17th-ranked Bulldogs handed Stetson its first loss of the season, 7-0.
In its first outdoor match on the campaign, Drake assumed a 1-0 lead in the encounter after garnering the doubles point on the strength of triumphs at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions.
Clinching the tally for the Bulldogs on the No. 2 court was the tandem of freshman Ben Lott (Newcastle, England) and senior James McKie (Edinburgh, Scotland), who bested Didrik Berg and Simon Julin, 8-5.
McKie extended the advantage to 2-0 after dispatching Laurynas Antropikas on the top singles court, 6-1, 6-1.
Pushing the margin to within a point of victory at the No. 4 slot with a 6-4, 6-3 triumph past Nathan Debut was sophomore Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Downing Chester Espie at No. 5 to clinch the match for Drake at No. 5 was senior Jean Erasmus (Windhoek, Namibia).
The Bulldogs also received wins at the Nos. 2, 3 and 6 positions from senior Anis Ghorbel (Sfax, Tunisia), junior Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) and sophomore Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England).
Drake returns to action on Tuesday (March 19) with a 12:00 p.m. tilt at South Florida.
NO. 17 DRAKE (14-1) DEF. STETSON (10-1), 7-0
MARCH 18, 2013 • DELAND, FLA.
No. 1 No. 121 James McKie (DU) def. Laurynas Antropikas (STET), 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 No. 50 Anis Ghorbel (DU) def. Cahit Kapukiran (STET), 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Egor Panyushkin (STET), 6-1, 6-3
No. 4 No. 125 Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Nathan Debut (STET), 6-4, 6-3
No. 5 Jean Erasmus (DU) def. Chester Espie (STET), 6-0, 6-4
No. 6 Ben Mullis (DU) def. Hans Adrian Riseng (STET), 6-1, 6-1
Order of finish: 1,4,5,2,6,3
No. 1 Erasmus/Salibasic (DU) leading Antropikas/Riseng (STET), 7-4
No. 2 Ben Lott/McKie (DU) def. Didrik Berg/Simon Julin (STET), 8-5
No. 3 Ghorbel/Goodman (DU) def. Debut/Kapukiran (STET), 8-0
Order of finish: 3,2