Bench time helps Cobb measure FEU

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus opted to sit his setter down midway through the fifth set in the Lady Spikers’ match against Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.And as veteran CJ Saga took up Cobb’s place on the floor, the 18-year-old playmaker took the time to study FEU’s movements and listen to what head coach Ramil De Jesus observed on the Lady Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Coach told me the possibilities of what could happen on the floor, and most of the time it really did happen,” said Cobb in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “So what he said became really big and he also instructed me while I was on the bench.”And when Cobb finally made it back to the floor in the final third of the fifth set, the ember within her grew into a fire and her sole mission was to orchestrate her team’s offense and dispatch FEU. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments LATEST STORIES Garvo Lanete gives ailing Meralco a boost Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michelle Cobb may not have played the entie fifth set, but she made sure to make her time on the bench worthwhile as she once again proved her closing capabilities for De La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cobb did just that as she found Desiree Cheng for the final point of the five-set win for La Salle, 24-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7.Then sophomore setter, who once played heroine in La Salle’s sweep of University of the Philippines in the team’s second game, said they ramped up the aggressiveness come the fifth set in order to forget about what happened in the sets they lost.“We became more aggressive in the fifth set because we wanted to forget about the third and fourth sets,” said Cobb who had 49 excellent sets. “We just had to focus on the fifth set that we will kill it and take the lead because once you take the lead in the fifth set it’s really difficult to be caught.”“When I got back on the floor, I told myself that we will finish this game and find the hitter that will score.”ADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

President Sirleaf Urges IFC to Empower Liberians

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to do more to empower Liberians into bigger ventures and businesses that would lead to export rather than just small scale businesses.The IFC is an international financial institution that offers investment, advisory, and asset management services to encourage private sector development in developing countries. The IFC is a member of the World Bank Group.“We want to see real serious industrial processing plants here that would produce things like fruit juice; we need to start an export of things other than iron ore and timber so that we can have finished products and can export like many of our African countries that have moved far beyond us in this regard,” she emphasized.According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian President made the statement when she inaugurated the Fabrar Liberia Incorporated processing facility in Kakata, Margibi County recently.Fabrar is a Liberian-owned enterprise agribusiness focused on processing, packaging and marketing locally-produced food. The business, founded in 2009, is expected to tackle food insecurity in Liberia by improving the livelihoods of farmers and providing them with increased access to domestic and international food markets.As the country’s only industrial and largest rice processor, Fabrar Liberia Inc. will provide Liberian farmers with an incentive and motivation to grow quality rice as a business and not just for subsistence.President Sirleaf said Government recognizes the new venture as a major step forward in what the country needs, especially when the country’s natural resources and the extractive industry are being depleted rapidly.The Liberian leader stressed that agriculture is the enterprise of the future and a way to future growth and development of the country; noting that if all Liberians do their part in this regard, Liberia will have a future.She said governments have not paid much attention to agriculture, although the country is an agricultural nation with vast potential; but admitted that agriculture is an expensive undertaking which has been left to small farmers who lack the capital and technical knowledge to be able to undertake big ventures where surplus is possible for commercialization. “That’s why we are a major importer of rice and most of our agriculture products,” she pointed out.President Sirleaf thanked Fabrar for staying the course though it has taken them five years to reach thus far. “I want to commend you. I want to applaud you and your team. Your perseverance, innovation and determination is the only thing that could have brought you to where you are today. You didn’t give up.”Also speaking during the program, the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac said the US Government is extremely pleased to be part of this process and expressed her country’s commitment to working with Liberians to improve the agriculture sector. “There is no reason this beautiful country and this extremely fertile country is not able to feed itself,” she said.Ambassador Malac said anything that her government and U.S. agencies and institutions can do to support those efforts is something they are proud to be part of.On the issue of processing and value chains, the US Ambassador to Liberia said this is the way that Liberia will not only achieve food security but also the way to build the private sector that’s critically needed to be the engine of growth.In 2014, with financial and technical support from the U.S. Government through the USAID Food and Enterprise Development (USAID FED) program and private equity financing from West Africa Venture Fund, Fabrar was able to procure an automated rice processing plant and expand its warehouse facilities. The newly industrialized facility, now with double its previous capacity, can mill 30 metric tons of rice each day and store 1,000 metric tons with proper ventilation and protection from pests, mold, fungus and mildew.In addition to Fabrar Liberia, USAID FED has set up a series of 10 Rice Business Hubs in Lofa, Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa counties. These small processors are located in high-density business cluster areas, and each center has enough space to thresh, clean and mill rice. These hubs will also provide Fabrar with a secure and reliable place to pick up paddy rice from farmers.For his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Fabrar Liberia Inc., Fabio Lavelanet, thanked the Liberian Government, USAID, West African Venture Fund and International Finance Corporation among other partners for their support towards the realization of his company’s dream.Meanwhile, the Liberian President has also dedicated the country’s first modern bakery, Hope Bakery Liberia Incorporated on the A.B. Tolbert Road in Paynesville. The facility is valued at over US$300,000 solely owned by Liberians with support from the West African Venture Fund.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana must not depend solely on oil – former TT PM

first_img…says Govt should work to develop energy security, independenceGiven the evident downfall of Trinidad’s oil and gas sector, the former Prime Minister of the twin-island republic is urging Guyana to steer clear of being solely dependent on its booming oil reserves in the future.The Leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persaud-Bissessar made these statements on Thursday evening at the Pegasus Hotel during the Guyana Marketing and Services Association (GMSA) 23rd annual award ceremony.While reflecting on her country’s oil industry, the former Prime Minister noted that Trinidad would have made the decision of relying on its reserves to fuel theFormer Trinidad and Tobado Prime Minister Kamla Persaud-Bissesareconomy and Guyana should not follow in these footsteps.“It is an imperative. You do not become locked on to just the oil and gas sector. Use it and monetise it and save some of that and spend the rest on the development of human capital. To do this, you need to have robust legislation to project your country’s patrimony, but at the same time, it must not be filled up with endless red tape that will drive away potential investors.”She stated that having a flourishing oil industry was only possible if countries reinvested in exploration as oil was a finite resource. This is in keeping with the decades of experience which would have been part of the country’s extensive history in oil and gas.As such, she urges Guyana to take control of its production and seek to expand in the sector. In her address, she also outlined the concept of having a State-owned establishment and its pros and cons.According to the Opposition Leader, State ownership would mean total control but it can limit profits disastrously. Additionally, while the Government may be in control, innovation and capacity requirements can be restricted due to constraints.Persaud-Bissessar pointed out, “The fact that it is State-owned; you would have Government control [and] Government regulation. This sounds all well and good. However, that can also be very negative and impact adversely on the profitability.”“The State enterprise owning it is like the taxpayers [and] citizens own it through the Government, but then it is very difficult for innovation, productive capacity in the State enterprises,” she added.The current administration of Trinidad and Tobago is indicating a possible closure of the country’s petroleum company. She sought to point out that this is a faulty move since they will be forced to import what they once produced.“That decision has raised many questions which remain unanswered regarding the supply of imported fuels, exported crude and the mystery of what is happening to the Petrotrin refinery…When we become dependent now on imported energy, while you (Guyana) will be shooting rockets up into the sky, Trinidad and Tobago will be shooting down into the grave.”In her words, the once “force to be reckoned with” is now facing its defeat which could have been avoided had effective systems been put in place.Energy securityGuyana has made sizable discoveries of oil offshore and extraction is set to commence in just a few months.“Guyana is now in, my respectful view, a global exploration hotspot…The former Prime Minister pressed that preparations should be made in the present time so that there can be a practicable blueprint for where the country wants to position itself on the global markets and as well as on a developmental trajectory.Her recommendations are that a national policy be crafted along with efforts to achieve energy security and independence. She noted that sustainable plans must be made for the future generations.“I would recommend that you develop a national policy for the development of Guyana. All stakeholders should sit now if you have not done that and get contributions from labour, civil society, the business community and develop a national policy. What do you see seven generations down?” the former Prime Minister posited.While it is too late to turn back the clock for her country, Persaud-Bissessar once again advised that Guyana and its Government should be on the alert and seek to expand exports, build human capital and set up local manufacturing to propel the country’s economy. (Rupa Sewnarine)last_img read more

33 majority is more than the minority of members – former T&T Speaker

first_imgNo-confidence resolution…requiring 34 votes for passage argument “grasping at straws” – former T&T Deputy Speaker…says Govt must call electionsBy Shemuel FanfairAhead of today’s scheduled sitting of the National Assembly from which the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) plans to abstain, two former Speakers of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament have held out that 33 votes out of 65 constitute a majority, with one calling on the President David Granger-led Government to resign and call fresh elections.These contentions follow the December 21, 2018 passage of an Opposition filedFormer Trinidad and Tobago House Speaker, Nizam Mohammed (1968-1991)no-confidence motion against the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration when now expelled representative Charrandas Persaud made a conscience vote and supported the motion.Government had initially accepted the motion now turned resolution but subsequently shifted its position with Attorney General Basil Williams having declared that the Administration will mount a legal challenge on the view that 34 votes were required for successful passage. The Attorney General held to that view after Attorney Nigel Hughes, husband of Government Minister Cathy Hughes, made that comment following the passage of the motion.However, in an interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday, former Deputy Speaker (1995-2000; 2010-2011), Dr Faud Khan who has also acted in the post of Speaker, clearly outlined that 33 votes surpassed the 50 per cent mark.“If that had occurred on my watch while I was sitting in the chair, it would have been obvious that it would be more than 50 per cent of the vote that would have carried the motion and from what I gather, 32.5 is the 50 per cent mark and 33 votes go over the 50 per cent and as a result of that, this carries the vote into the no-confidence realm. Thirty-four makes no sense because you’re creating an issue that really and truly doesn’t exist. Once the vote is carried, then the no-confidence is carried,” Dr Khan postulated.Constitution is clearDr Khan highlighted that had such a motion been passed in Trinidad, elections would have been called in his home country, which is Guyana’s Caricom (Caribbean Community) counterpart and geographic neighbour.“You would have to call elections as you have lost confidence; you would have a lot of shenanigans [which has] been happening in Guyana; they [Trinidad’s Government] would try all kinds of legal actions to try and stop it but at the end of the day, the Constitution is clear, the Government [of Guyana] has lost the voteFormer Trinidad and Tobago Deputy Speaker and Acting Speaker, Dr Faud Khan (T&T Parliament photo)and if the vote is in favour of the Opposition, then it means that the Government has been defeated and they have no locus standi to stand up and say ‘yes, we will stay’. What you are really doing is losing the confidence of the people,” the United National Congress (UNC) Representative detailed.Today’s sitting in Parliament Building was scheduled to deal with “the consequences” of the no-confidence resolution. He observed that the Speaker does not have the right to “revoke” the vote as he made it clear that the requiring 34 votes for passage argument will not hold up.“It’s null and void; anyone who tries to pull that argument is really grasping at straws and they are going against the Constitution. For public confidence to be on a Government, you would have to [call elections]; if they don’t, whatever they do, the public confidence will not be on them,” Dr Khan posited.He further disputed the merit of the 34 argument on his belief that previous motions and legislations passed with 33 votes could be viewed as null and void, a view held by some local observers.The people have spokenSome of what Dr Khan put forward was shared by former Trinidad and Tobago House Speaker (1986-1991), Nizam Mohammed who posited that 33 votes out of 65 reflect a majority.Some have argued that 33 is a simple majority while 34 would be an absolute majority but the former Speaker indicated that ‘majority’ was the key word as Guyana’s Constitution makes no mention of ‘simple’ or absolute. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution in fact states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.” Mohammed highlighted that the term ‘half’ was not expressed. “The ordinary interpretation is not talking about half; it’s talking about majority and a majority in ordinary language would be 33. Majority as I understand it would be more than the minority and the majority would be 33,” Mohammed stated.When asked on whether or not the Administration has valid case to argue, the former Speaker noted that the will of the people has to be taken into consideration and even though Government has 33 seats and the Opposition, 32, according to him, the people’s will was reflected in the December 21 vote.“If such a situation existed in Trinidad and Tobago, I do not believe that there would have been any delay in announcing a date for the elections. It happened during the time of Basdeo Panday when he was Prime Minister and there a defection of three members of his Government and the then Prime Minister said he did not have the kind of majority in according with law to carry on any further and they had an election,” Mohamed recalled of the early 2000s era.“My view is, without interfering with what is taking place in Guyana, is that the people through their representatives did in fact speak,” he added.With the Guyana Government’s defeat, the next steps in Clause 7 of Article 106 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”“What will be taking place now in machinations among the politicians on both sides to either bring the county to elections before the required date or the Government will seek to buy more time rather than call an election,” the former speaker said.Mohammed explained that in Trinidad’s bi-cameral legislature, a motion of no-confidence, which is filed in the House of Representatives, would be carried by a majority of voting members present. It was observed that if the country had 65 members and all were present, then 33 would be a majority and a no-confidence motion would be carried unless there are standing orders or provisions in the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution that require a specific number or percentage. The twin island republic’s Parliament has 41 seats in the Senate and 41 seats in the House of Representatives representing an Upper and Lower house respectively.Locally, both Government and Opposition have met with the diplomatic community as Guyana gears up to potentially head to the polls within the coming months.last_img read more

Classic Cruiser Show and Shine underway on 100th Street

first_imgPhoto: Just a few of the Classic Cruisers on display on 100th Street – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caSeveral blocks of 100th street area closed today for the Classic Cruisers Show and Shine.- Advertisement -100th street from 101 Ave to 105 Ave will be closed from early Sunday morning until late Sunday night to accomdate the event. The event will include numerous classic cars, live music, kids kiddie train, drag racing cars and more.For more details on the event click hereThe event will run from 9am to 5pm on Sunday.last_img

Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool team: ‘Be brave and have fun!’

first_img Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp has told his Liverpool side to be brave, rediscover the fun in football and forget about making mistakes.The German has captured the hearts of Reds fans already following an impressive first press conference as boss last week,And, in his first pre-match press conference ahead of his first game against Tottenham, his talk of playing with ‘open chests, running and fighting, shooting and defending together…how football looks in your best dream’ is sure to endear himself further with the avid Anfield faithful.Klopp has been preaching that to his squad as they returned in dribs and drabs from international duty during the week.And while he has not had a great deal of time to effect many changes, he expects to see the players at least approach Saturday’s White Hart Lane clash with a new mindset.“Some things you can change instantly: mentality, readiness. That is all you can change. It is not fixed that you cannot do more,” he said.“To get really tuned as a team takes time but I am really not interested in the problems we could have on Saturday.“I want to see more bravery, more fun in their eyes. I want to see that they like what they do – I saw that in the week and that is good.“We want to get back trust from outside, get back confidence in our own skills, our own quality.“It is the bravery we need in football, the bravery to make faults. It doesn’t work without faults. Never in history.“As a human being we always think about faults, we don’t think about the good things. That is what we have to learn again.“It is not important how many faults are made in the game, it is very important that no one can remember the faults after the game.“That is where we can always get better – to accept that something is not the best decision in your life.“Football works because you are prepared for your team-mate making a fault and you can help him.“You don’t have to always try the most risky ball in our lives – you have to learn to run and fight and do everything until the moment, and when the moment is there, take it.”Klopp has been keen to wipe the slate clean with the players in terms of what has occurred previously.It means he has told them what has happened this season – just one win in 90 minutes in their last nine matches – has no consequence for their futures.“The most important information is to start new and that is what we will do,” he added.“I am not interested in what the faults were a few weeks ago. I only think about what we can do to be stable in a game, close all our doors and if it is possible look a little bit out.“We have to open our chests: let’s run and fight and shoot and defend together and attack together – like football looks like in your best dream.” 1last_img read more

RAPHOE MART PRICES:

first_imgSHEEP: A number of lots of spring lambs made more than €100 over the weight. The top price early in the day was €106, with €148 paid for a pen of 42kg lambs. Another lot weighing 50kg sold for €155, while a lot of 48kg lambs made €152.CATTLE: Top class bulls over 600kg sold for €305-945 over the weight at Raphoe Mart. Beef bullocks sold for €555-765 over, while stores made €275-710 over the €/kg. Beef heifers sold for €330-715 over, store heifers made €240 over the weight, up to a top price of €875, and dry cows made €500-1,215 each.RAPHOE MART PRICES: was last modified: April 26th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RAPHOE MART PRICESlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U-14 TEAM GETS READY FOR DIVISION 2 COUNTY FINAL

first_imgNa Cealla Beaga Club Notes 08/07/2013.The Senior team had a great win at home to Dungloe in the Championship last Saturday on a scoreline of Na Cealla Beaga 0-15, Dungloe 0-10, they are now through to the quarter finals. The Reserve lost against Dungloe which ends the championship. Reserves are home to four Masters in the league on Sunday, Seniors have no game.  Our Under 14 team are playing neighbours Naomh Columba in the Division 2 County Championship Final on Wednesday the 10th at 7.15pm in Towney, Kilcar. Under 14 girls play Balllyshannon on Tuesday in Fintra and Genties away on Thursday. Bus leaves Nial Mor at 5.50.  The Under 12 team had good win against St Nauls and are due to play Ardara away on the 13th and Naomh Mhuire away on the 15th. The Club held a very successful Under 10 Blitz last Saturday with Killybegs, Ardara, Glennullin, Magherafelt, Ballinascreen, Dromore, Enniskillen and Ballina taking part. Well done to everyone that helped out, Under 8 training continues at 6.00 on Wednesdays. Under 8 coaching continues Thursday at 6.00pm and Saturday at 10.30am. The Clubs Minor Board Race Night is on Friday Night in the Harbour bar at 9.30pm. Always a good nights fun. The Club Cul Camp is on this week in Fintra.The Killotto had no winner this week. Numbers were 5, 6, 14, 26. Match 3 winner Jimmy O’Donnell, Dungloe.. Next week’s jackpot is €1,050, If anyone wishes to set up a direct debit please contact Sarah Tully on 086-3311733. There was no winner of the Bingo and next week’s Jackpot is €1,250 on 45 numbers. GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U-14 TEAM GETS READY FOR DIVISION 2 COUNTY FINAL was last modified: July 9th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: U-14 TEAM GETS READY FOR DIVISION 2 COUNTY FINALkilcarKillybegslast_img read more

OFFICIAL: LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL’S NEW A&E TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Letterkenny General Hospital’s long-awaited new Emergency Department will open in September, Donegal Daily can reveal.The new multi-million unit has been delayed for more than a year.However General Manager of the hospital, Sean Murphy, has told staff they will now officially begin moving into the unit in mid-September. The hospital is now in the process of equipping the new unit and this is being overseen by Dr Anne Flood, Director of Nursing/Midwifery at LGH.“The current plan is to move into the new Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Unit in mid-September with the medical wards to relocate in the following two weeks.“This timetable will provide the necessary time to equip the facility and agree and implement new staffing arrangements within the departments and wards that are moving.“It will also allow for the co-ordination of clinical and non-clinical support functions,” said the letter. The memo adds that more details on the opening of the unit will follow in the coming weeks.“This is both an exciting and challenging time for the hospital and I welcome the efforts of all involved in ensuring that we make this move to the new facility which will allow us to care for patients in a 21st century environment,” said Mr Murphy. OFFICIAL: LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL’S NEW A&E TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER was last modified: May 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny General Hospitalnew unitlast_img read more

Purdue Edges Men’s Tennis, 4-3

first_img 1. #44 Athell Bennett/Gergely Madarasz (PUR_M) vs. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) 6-6 (5-2), unfinished Purdue 6-6 4. Ben Clark (DU) def. Javier Rodriguez (PUR_M) 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) For the second straight time this weekend the Bulldogs managed to take care of business in doubles to earn an early 1-0 lead. Finley Hall and Ben Wood defeated Stephan Koeningsfest and Maksymilian Raupuk, 6-3, at No. 2 doubles. Juniors Ben Clark and Tom Hands clinched the point with a 7-6 victory at No. 3. Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (5,2,6,4,1,3) Purdue’s Mateo Julio tied it up at 1-1 with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Hall at No. 5 singles. 3. Maksymilian Raupuk (PUR_M) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 4-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 Hands put the Bulldogs back on top with a 6-3 6-4 win over Koeningsfest at No. 2. Drake 11-7 5. Mateo Julio (PUR_M) def. Finley Hall (DU) 6-4, 6-4 The Bulldogs head to the Sooner state for three matches next weekend. Drake will play a doubleheader against Tulsa and Summit League foe Oral Roberts on Saturday, March 10 and then close out the weekend at No. 14 Oklahoma on Sunday, March 11. 6. Athell Bennett (PUR_M) def. Ben Wood (DU) 7-5, 7-6 Singles competition Story Links  Print Friendly Version 1. #61 Gergely Madarasz (PUR_M) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-4center_img Box Score Purdue 4, Drake 3Mar 04, 2018 at Basham Courts (West Lafayette, Ind.)  Athell Bennett edged Wood, 7-5, 7-6 at No. 6 to knot the match up at 2-2. Match Notes Doubles competition Match played indoors on the Basham Courts at the Schwartz Tennis Center. 3. Ben Clark/Tom Hands (DU) def. Renan Hanayama/Dominik Sochureck (PUR_M) 7-6 (7-3) Drake regained the lead, 3-2, with Clark’s 6-2, 7-6 win at No. 4. The Bulldogs and the Boilermakers were even through the first set in singles with each team winning the opening set on three courts. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Drake University men’s tennis team dropped a hard fought 4-3 decision to Purdue Sunday at the Basham Courts. 2. Finley Hall/Ben Wood (DU) def. Stephan Koenigsfest/Maksymilian Raupuk (PUR_M) 6-3 2. Tom Hands (DU) def. Stephan Koenigsfest (PUR_M) 6-3, 6-4 T-3:35 A-75 The Boilermakers managed to complete the comeback win, 4-3, with a pair of three set victories at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively.last_img read more