24 Dec
2019

Gillespie Garners MVC Player of the Week Honors

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the second consecutive week, a Drake Bulldog has been the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week as freshman Vinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) earned the honor Tuesday, Jan. 26. Gillespie went 4-0 for the week as the team posted a 1-1 record at the ITA Kickoff Event hosted by North Carolina. Gillespie and Bayo Philips earned a 6-2 win against NC State and a 6-3 victory against Indiana at No. 1. Gillespie recorded the only singles victory for the Bulldogs in their 4-2 setback to No. 40 NC State, winning 6-2, 7-6 at No. 3. He finished his weekend with a three-set 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 victory, securing the 4-2 win for Drake over No. 50 Indiana. Gillespie and the rest of the Bulldogs travel to No. 41 Dartmouth on Saturday before taking on No. 32 Harvard on Sunday. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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