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Bulldogs Net Win No. 20 Downing Illinois State, 6-1

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Release: April 07, 2012
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NORMAL, Ill. - Posting 20 victories for the second-straight season, the Drake men's tennis team recorded a 6-1 triumph at Illinois State on Saturday (April 7).

Drake claimed the doubles point in the affair registering decisions at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions, including the duo of senior Cesar Bracho (Luque, Paraguay) and freshman Alen Salibasic (Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina) clinching the deciding tally with an 8-3 victory at No. 3 over Jordan Badenko and Skip Span.

In singles, junior James McKie (Edinburgh, Scotland) gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead after dispatching Tuomas Manner at the No. 2 hole, 6-3, 6-1.

Extending the margin to 3-0 at No. 5 was Salibasic, who defeated Willi Peter, 6-2, 6-2.

Senior Jonathan Hadash (Lapid, Israel) locked in win No. 20 for Drake downing Span at the No. 3 position, 6-4, 6-2.

The Bulldogs also garnered triumphs at the Nos. 4 and 6 slots from sophomore Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England) and freshman Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England).

Drake returns home to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center to host Southern Illinois in an 11:00 a.m. tilt next Sunday (April 15).

NO. 46 DRAKE (20-2, 3-0 MVC) DEF. ILLINOIS STATE (5-10, 0-1 MVC), 6-1

APRIL 7, 2012 • NORMAL, ILL.

SINGLES:

No. 1 Alexander Pelaez (ILS) def Anis Ghorbel (DU), 6-2, 3-6, 11-9

No. 2 James McKie (DU) def. Tuomas Manner (ILS), 6-3, 6-1

No. 3 Jonathan Hadash (DU) def. Skip Span (ILS), 6-4, 6-2

No. 4 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Jusso Ojanen (ILS), 6-4, 4-6, 10-6

No. 5 Alen Salibasic (DU) def. Willi Peter (ILS), 6-2, 6-2

No. 6 Ben Mullis (DU) def. Jordan Badenko (ILS), 6-1, 6-2

Order of finish: (2,5,3,6,1,4)

DOUBLES:

No. 1 Ojanen/Pelaez (ILS) def. Ghorbel/McKie (DU), 8-7 (6)

No. 2 Jean Erasmus/Goodman (DU) def. Manner/Peter (ILS), 8-2

No. 3 Cesar Bracho/Salibasic (DU) def. Badenko/Span (ILS), 8-3

Order of finish: (2,3,1)

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