first_img MINNEAPOLIS – The Drake University men’s tennis team concludes its fall season at the Gopher Invitational beginning Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4.At its last event, the ITA Central Regional Championships, five of Drake’s seven singles competitors advanced to the second round of play.Vinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) was awarded a first round bye after getting the No. 12 seed, and beat Oklahoma’s Taine Bernhard as the only Bulldog to advance to the third round of singles play before falling to Tulsa’s Majed Kilani in the Round of 16, 6-0, 3-6, 6-0.Gillespie went an impressive 3-0 on day two, including 2-0 in doubles competition with his playing partner Barney Thorold (Loughborough, England) .Gillespie and Thorold made it all the way to the doubles championship, where they lost in 6-4, 6-4 to Oklahoma State’s Emile Hudd and Maxim Tybar.The spring season begins Jan. 19, 2019 at home with a dual meet against Northern Illinois and Tennessee Tech at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Print Friendly Version Story Linkscenter_img Live Scoring/Video last_img