Gillespie Named MVC Player of the Year to Lead Drake’s All-MVC Selections

first_imgSAINT LOUIS, Mo. – The Drake University men’s tennis team added more hardware to its shelves, as five Bulldogs were selected All-Missouri Valley Conference and Vinny Gillespie was named MVC Player of the Year. Clark is on a four-match winning streak after winning both of his matches at the MVC Tournament and going 2-0 in conference play. The Bulldogs find out their NCAA Tournament destination at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Ben Clark, Tom Hands, Calum MacGeoch, Bayo Philips, and Ben Stride highlighted the all-conference team. Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski was named MVC Coach of the Year for the fourth time. He guided the Bulldogs to a 17-11 record and earned his 100th career win earlier this year. Stride has recorded seven dual-match victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 stop.  Print Friendly Version Gillespie’s Player of the Year award marked the 10th honor in the last 11 years in which a Bulldog has taken home the league’s top honor since the award’s inception in 2007. Gillespie led the Bulldog with a 18-4 record at the top singles spot. Philips has been recovering from off-season surgery for the better half of the season and has come along strong of late, winning six-straight singles matches. MacGeoch has totaled 11 dual-match wins and clinched both matches in the MVC Tournament. Hands is tied with Gillespie with 18 singles wins and has gone 9-1 in his last 10 matches.last_img