Drake’s Gillespie Garners #SummitMTN Weekly Accolade

Drake’s Gillespie Garners #SummitMTN Weekly Accolade

ELMHURST, Ill. – Drake's Vinny Gillespie was named Summit League Men's Tennis Player of the Week for his performance March 13-19.

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  • Collected the second Summit League Player of the Week honor of his career and season
  • Teamed for a 6-2 upset of No. 18 Jose Gracia/Lucas Poullain to earn Drake the doubles point against No. 19 Florida State
  • Battled the nation's No. 87 player, FSU's Aziz Dougaz to a pair of tiebreakers at No. 1 singles
  • Owns a 10-9 singles record and a 10-6 doubles mark this season

Also nominated: Christoffer Greve, Illinois State; Carlos Martinez, South Dakota State

Previous recipients: Jan. 23 – Ben Clark, Drake; Jan. 30 – Vinny Gillespie, Drake; Feb. 6 – Razvan Grigorescu, Omaha; Feb. 13 – Finley Hall, Drake; Feb. 20 – Tom Hands, Drake; Feb. 27 – Igor Kolaric, Illinois State; March 6 – Tom Hands, Drake; March 13 – Ben Clark, Drake

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.