Drake Goes Late Night To Down Butler, 7-0
FEBRUARY 25, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa - The No. 62 Drake men's tennis team went late into the night to extend its winning streak to nine straight, as the Bulldogs registered a 7-0 victory over Butler on Saturday (Feb. 25) at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
The two team didn't hit the court until nearly 9:00 p.m. and despite the late hour partook in a spirited round of doubles in which Drake swept all three matches.
Clinching the doubles tally for the Bulldogs at No. 2 was the tandem of junior Jean Erasmus (Windhoek, Namibia) and sophomore Robin Goodman (Cambridge, England), who posted an 8-6 decision against Zach Ervin and Tommy Marx.
In singles, junior James McKie (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Goodman extended the lead to 3-0 following triumphs at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions, respectively.
McKie bested Pulok Bhattacharya, 6-1, 6-0, while Goodman downed Ervin, 6-0, 6-2.
Earning the deciding tally in the affair on the strength of a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 5 was freshman Ben Mullis (Leicestershire, England).
The Bulldogs return to action hosting in-state rival Iowa on Wednesday (Feb. 29) in a 6:00 p.m. showdown at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.
NO. 62 DRAKE (10-1) DEF. BUTLER (1-11), 7-0
FEBRUARY 25, 2012 • ROGER KNAPP TENNIS CENTER
No. 1 No. 73 Anis Ghorbel (DU) def. Austin Woldmoe (BU), 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Jean Erasmus (DU) def. Tommy Marx (BU), 6-4, 4-6, 10-8
No. 3 James McKie (DU) def. Pulok Bhattacharya (BU), 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Robin Goodman (DU) def. Zach Ervin (BU), 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 Ben Mullis (DU) def. Billy Weldon (BU), 6-1, 6-1
No. 6 Cesar Bracho (DU) def. Sam O'Neill (BU), 6-3, 6-1
Order of finish: (3,4,5,6,1,2)
No. 1 Ghorbel/McKie (DU) def. Weldon/Woldmoe (BU), 8-3
No. 2 Eramus/Goodman (DU) def. Ervin/Marx (BU), 8-6
No. 3 Bracho/Mullis (DU) def. Bhattacharya/O'Neill (BU), 8-5
Order of finish: (1,2,3)