Men’s Tennis Rolls Into Summit League Title Match

first_img Full Schedule Roster Preview Despite dropping the doubles point, the Bulldogs cruised through the singles competition with four straight-set wins to defeat the Crusaders. Vinny Gillespie opened the action with a 6-4, 6-3 over the Summit League Player of the Year Brandon Ancona at No. 1 singles. That was followed by a 6-1, 6-3 win by Finley Hall at No. 6 singles and a 6-2, 6-4 win by Bayo Philips at No. 3. TULSA, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis team advanced to the title match of the Summit League Men’s Tennis Championship with a convincing 4-1 win over Valparaiso Friday evening. That win advanced the Bulldogs to the title match for the second time in as many years as a member of the Summit League. The team will face No. 1 seed Denver in the championship match at 1 p.m. A victory would secure the Bulldogs’ third-straight NCAA appearance. Next Game: Watch Live vs. Denver 4/27/2019 – 1 p.m. Box Score (HTML) Doubles competition1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) vs. Brandon Ancona/Kweisi Kenyatte (VALPO) 5-4, unfinished2. Brian Pecyna/Daniel Langston (VALPO) def. Tom Hands/Bayo Philips (DU) 6-23. Chad Kissell/Franklin Brozovich (VALPO) def. Calum MacGeoch/Ben Clark (DU) 6-4 Live Stats Story Links No. 2 Drake 4, No. 3 Valparaiso 1Apr 26, 2019 at Tulsa, Okla. (Bernis Duke Tennis Center)Singles competition1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Brandon Ancona (VALPO) 6-4, 6-32. Tom Hands (DU) vs. Kweisi Kenyatte (VALPO) 6-3, 6-5, unfinished3. Bayo Philips (DU) def. Chad Kissell (VALPO) 6-2, 6-44. Calum MacGeoch (DU) vs. Brian Pecyna (VALPO) 5-7, 6-4, unfinished5. Ben Clark (DU) def. Daniel Langston (VALPO) 6-4, 6-36. Finley Hall (DU) def. Gabriel Carvajal (VALPO) 6-1, 6-3 Ben Clark sealed the win and title match berth with a 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 5 singles. Match NotesNo. 3 Valparaiso 14-5, 4-2No. 2 Drake 18-13, 5-1Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (1,6,3,5)2019 Summit League Championship SemifinalNo. 2 vs. No. 3Official: Kevin Gannon Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more