No. 36 Men’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision To No. 49 Wisconsin

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The 36th-ranked Drake University men’s tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to No. 49 Wisconsin on Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.The Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead by winning the doubles point. Sophomores Ben Stride and Bayo Philips topped Osgar O’Hoisin and John Zordani 6-2 at the No. 3 spot, while Ben Lott and Ben Wood clinched the point with a 6-3 win over Josef Dodridge and Lamar Remy at No. 1.The Badgers jumped on the Bulldogs early in singles and took three courts right away. O’Hoisin defeated Calum MacGeoch, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4, snapping MacGeoch eight-match winning streak. Jose Carranza gave UW the lead, 2-1, with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Stride. Remy put the Badgers within a point from winning the match with his 6-4, 7-6 victory over Philips.After dropping the first set 6-0, freshman Ben Clark bounced back to take the next two sets 6-4, 7-6 at No. 6 and keep the Drake’s hopes for a comeback alive.At No. 1, Lott took the first set 6-4, but Dodridge managed to edge out Lott in a second set tiebreaker to force a third set. Dodridge used his momentum from the second set to win the third set 6-3 and gave the Badgers match point.DU’s Vinny Gillespie and UW’s Alex Kokorev were tied 3-3 in the third set, before Kokorev retired after Dodridge clinched the match for Wisconsin.The Bulldogs return to action on Tuesday, March 22 when they host No. 20 Oregon at 12 p.m.#49 Wisconsin 4, #36 Drake 3Mar 13, 2016 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center) Singles competition1. Dodridge,Josef (WIS) def. Lott, Ben (DU) 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-32. Gillespie, Vinny (DU) def. Kokorev,Alexander (WIS) 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-1), 3-3, retired3. Remy,Lamar (WIS) def. Philips, Bayo (DU) 6-4, 7-64. O’Hoisin,Osgar (WIS) def. MacGeoch, Calum (DU) 6-3, 6-45. Carranza,Jose (WIS) def. Stride, Ben (DU) 7-5, 6-26. Clark, Ben (DU) def. Zordani,John (WIS) 0-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) Doubles competition1. Lott, Ben/Wood, Ben (DU) def. Remy,Lamar/Dodridge,Josef (WIS) 6-32. Gillespie, Vinny/MacGeoch, Calum (DU) vs. Carranza,Jose/Jalolov,Jakhongir (WIS) 4-4, unfinished3. Stride, Ben/Philips, Bayo (DU) def. O’Hoisin,Osgar/Zordani,John (WIS) 6-2 Match NotesOrder of finish: Doubles (3,1); Singles (4,5,3,6,1,2)  Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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