April 4, 2014
DES MOINES, Ia. - Despite capturing the doubles point for the fifth-consecutive match, No. 62 St. John's fell to No. 32 Drake, 4-2, to conclude the Red Storm's Midwest road trip on Friday afternoon. The loss puts the SJU at 11-7 overall on the season.
Sophomore Vaidik Munshaw kept the Red Storm in the match with a 6-4, 6-4 victory at the No. 4 singles position to cut the Bulldog lead to one, 3-2, with one match left to play. Freshman Robert Livi, the squad's leader in singles wins this season, went up a set at fifth singles but Drake's Ravi Patel claimed the next two to clinch the match for the Bulldogs.
St. John's will be back in action on Tuesday, April 10 when the Red Storm travels to Binghamton to take on the Bearcats at 2 p.m. To keep up with the St. John's men's tennis team this season, follow the team on Facebook and Twitter. Use the hashtag #SJUMT to join the conversation.
#32 Drake 4, #62 St. John's 2
1. Alen Salibasic (DRAKE) def. R.J. Del Nunzio (SJU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Ben Lott (DRAKE) def. Erick Reyes (SJU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Robin Goodman (DRAKE) def. Lucas Hejhal (SJU) 6-1, 6-4
4. Vaidik Munshaw (SJU) def. Matt Frost (DRAKE) 6-4, 6-4
5. Ravi Patel (DRAKE) def. Robert Livi (SJU) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
6. Ben Mullis (DRAKE) vs. Freddy Ruiz Acevedo (SJU) 6-2, 3-6, 4-2, unfinished
1. Vaidik Munshaw/Lucas Hejhal (SJU) def. Robin Goodman/Ben Lott (DRAKE) 8-6
2. R.J. Del Nunzio/Erick Reyes (SJU) def. Alen Salibasic/Ben Mullis (DRAKE) 8-4
3. Matt Frost/Ravi Patel (DRAKE) def. Michael-John Every/Robert Livi (SJU) 8-2
St. John's 11-7, 2-0 BIG EAST; National ranking #62
Drake 15-5, 0-0 MVC; National ranking #32
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (1,2,3,4,5)