No. 42 Dartmouth Edges No. 37 Men’s Tennis, 4-3

first_imgHANOVER, N.H. – No. 42 Dartmouth College edged out the 37th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team 4-3 on Saturday at the Boss Tennis Center in Hanover, N.H.”The boys competed very hard and put us in position to win and that’s what we ask of. However, we let another match slip that was ours for the taking,” Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski said. “We have a few areas we need to tighten up in our lineup. We are putting too much pressure on a few courts. We have guys up and down this team that can contribute and we need to have everyone do just that.”The Bulldogs jumped out to a 1-0 lead by securing the doubles point. Vinny Gillespie and Bayo Philips kept their unbeaten streak alive with a 6-4 victory at No.1, while Ben Lott and Calum MacGeoch clinched the point for the team with a 7-5 win at No. 2.The Big Green took a 3-1 lead with straight set victories at No. 2, No. 5 and No. 6 singles. Lott cut Drake’s deficit to 3-2 with a 6-3, 7-6 victory over Dovydas Sakinis at No. 1. After dropping the first set 6-3, MacGeoch came back to even up the match at three all, winning the final two sets 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4.The final team point came down to court three between Gillespie and Dartmouth’s Brendan Tannenbaum. Tannenbaum managed to take the first set in a tiebreaker, but Gillespie came back and dominated the second set, winning 6-1. Gillespie continued his momentum to the final set taking a 4-0 lead but Tannenbaum surged back to win the next six games to earn the Big Green the match clinching fourth point.”We’ll have another great opportunity tomorrow with our match with Harvard. Again, we’ll try to compete as hard as we can and put ourselves in a winning position and look to finish a bit stronger. We are going to need a full team effort from start to finish if we expect to come out on top,” Kozlowski.The Bulldogs will have a quick turnaround as they travel to No. 33 Harvard on Sunday at 10 a.m.  #42 Dartmouth College 4, #37 Drake 3Jan 30, 2016 at Hanover, N.H. (Boss Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Lott, Ben (DU) def. Sakinis, Dovydas (DART) 6-3, 7-62. Riccardi, Ciro (DART) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-2, 7-63. Tannenbaum, Brendan (DART) def. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) 7-6, 1-6, 6-44. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Fliegner, Max (DART) 3-6, 6-4, 6-35. Wall, George (DART) def. Hands, Tom (DU) 6-4, 6-16. Grabill, Eddie (DART) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 6-3, 6-1 Doubles competition1. Philips, Bayo/Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Sakinis, Dovydas/Tannenbaum, Brendan (DART) 6-42. Lott, Ben/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) def. Glasnovic, Roko/Schmidt, Max (DART) 7-53. Wall, George/Fliegner, Max (DART) def. Clark, Ben/Stride, Ben (DU) 6-2 Match NotesDrake 2-2; National ranking #37Dartmouth College 4-1; National ranking #42Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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