Men’s Tennis Advance At ITA Central Region Championships

first_imgIn singles, Wood defeated South Dakota State’s Marco Paulo Castro, 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the round of 64 with Gillespie and MacGeoch received first-round byes. Southern Illinois’ Michal Kianicka topped Stride 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 128. Story Links Singles Top Half Draw STILLWATER, Okla. – The Drake University men’s tennis team began competition at the ITA Central Region Championships on Thursday at the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center. Singles Bottom Half Draw center_img Doubles Draw The Bulldogs’ juniors Ben Stride and Ben Wood started the day off with an 8-4 win over St. Louis’ John Nogalski and Charlei Parry in the round of 64. Stride and Wood then fell to Oklahoma State’s Lucas Gerch and Jurence Mendoza, 8-5 in the round of 32. Vinny Gillespie and Calum MacGeoch received a bye in the round of 64 and advanced to the round of 16 with an 8-5 victory over Branch Terrell and Johan den Toom from Arkansas. The Bulldogs will continue action at the ITA Central Region Championships on Friday, starting at 9 a.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img