No. 20 South Carolina Edges Men’s Tennis, 4-1

first_img Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,3,5) Gillespie tied the match up at 1-1 with a straight set win over No. 57 Cerundolo, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Mayronne, who is ranked 117th, win the first set 6-0, but Wood edged Mayronne in a second set tiebreaker 8-6 to force a third set. Mayronne jumped out an early lead in the third set to go on to defeat Wood, 6-1 and clinch the 4-1 victory for the Gamecocks. “We have started this season with several unexpected unknowns however, this team continues to work hard and believe in each other. We came here this weekend hoping we could play with some of the best teams in the country and we will leave knowing we can do just that,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. “Once again, our doubles play was great. We had chances up 4-1 on the deciding doubles court but came up bit short.”  The Bulldogs were just a few points away from winning the pivotal doubles point. Vinny Gillespie and Barny Thorold earned a 6-4 over Francisco Cerundolo and Gabriel Friedrich at No. 1 to make a it a win apiece. The doubles point came down to a tiebreaker at No. 2 doubles between Drake’s Ben Clark and Ben Wood and SC’s Thomas Mayronne and Paul Jubb. Mayronne and Jubb managed over come a 4-1 deficit and take the tiebreaker 7-5, giving the Gamecocks a 1-0 lead. Match Notes  Print Friendly Version CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Drake University men’s tennis team dropped a tough 4-1 match to No. 20 South Carolina Sunday morning at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. The Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Friday, Feb. 2 when they host Michigan State. First serve is set for 6 p.m. #20 South Carolina 4, Drake 1Jan 28, 2018 at Chapel HIll, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)  South Carolina’s Friedrich earned a straight set win over Tom Hands, 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 singles to put the Gamecocks back on top 2-1. 5. #117 Thomas Mayronne (SC) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-0, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. #57 Francisco Cerundolo (SC) 6-3, 6-2 2. #74 Gabriel Friedrich (SC) def. Tom Hands (DU) 6-4, 6-0 Box Score center_img Singles competition 4. #63 Yancy Dennis (SC) vs. #124 Ben Clark (DU) 5-7, 6-2, 3-3, unfinished Story Links Drake 3-2 Doubles competition “Vinny was dialed in all weekend. His doubles and singles play were phenomenal the last two days. He’s off to another great start in dual season play, which is big for him after not getting the results he wanted during the fall season,” said Kozlowski.   Drake’s Thorold took the first set 6-4, but Jubb managed to come back and win the final two sets 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, extending SC’s lead to 3-1. 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Francisco Cerundolo/Gabriel Friedrich (SC) 6-4 3. Harrison O’Keefe/Yancy Dennis (SC) def. Tom Hands/Finley Hall (DU) 6-4 6. Harrison O’Keefe (SC) vs. Finley Hall (DU) 6-4, 3-6, 6-5, unfinished South Carolina 5-1; National ranking #20 3. Paul Jubb (SC) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 2. Thomas Mayronne/Paul Jubb (SC) def. Ben Clark/Ben Wood (DU) 7-6 (7-5)last_img

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