Phil Collins Performs Live For The First Time Since 2014 At The US Open [Watch]

first_imgPhil Collins continue to toe the line of musical retirement, teetering back and forth between taking time off, calling it quits, and making triumphant returns. After announcing his retirement in 2012, Collins returned to the stage in 2014, but hasn’t performed live since. Then, in 2015, Collins claimed he was out of retirement, though it took until last night for him to get back in front of the microphone.Collins performed for the first time in two years last night, ushering in the start of the US Open tennis tournament with two songs at the newly renovated Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, NY. The singer performed “In The Air Tonight,” a clever play on words with the stadium debuting a new retractable roof. Collins continued the set with “Easy Lover,” welcoming out Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. for the occasion.Watch the two song performance in full, below.Collins is currently working on a full remaster project of his discography, as well as a written memoir detailing his career. It’s an exciting time to be a fan![H/T CoS]last_img read more

Softball team falls to Cornell in Ivy League Championship final, 3-2

first_imgIt was a fight to the finish for the Harvard softball team, but that wasn’t enough for the Crimson as the Cornell Big Red defeated Harvard on May 8, 3-2, to earn the 2010 Ivy League Championship.Harvard, after dropping game one of the Ivy League Championship Series, 3-1, used an extra-inning, three-run home run by Jennifer Francis ’10, to take game two of the series, 4-2, propelling Harvard into a decisive game three.In the final game of the series, after falling behind 2-1, Harvard saw a fourth-inning Whitney Shaw ’12 home run clear the fence and even the game, 2-2. But in the bottom of the inning, Cornell got another run on the board, and the Crimson were unable to bounce back.Harvard completed the regular season with a 26-13 record, claimed the Ivy League North Division title with a 17-3 record in the Ancient Eight, and earned a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series.last_img read more

Designing a cleaner future

first_imgA slum on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana, received major media attention in 2010 and 2011 when the outside world realized where computers go to die. In an area called Agbogbloshie, impoverished residents were burning broken electronic parts, discarded and dumped by wealthier nations, to extract the metal components. Crouched around bonfires, they inhaled toxic smoke and unwittingly leached heavy metals into a nearby river, just to eke out a living.Rachel Field ’12, then an undergraduate engineering sciences concentrator, read the news reports and devoted her senior thesis project to addressing the problem.“It had gotten so much attention before, but it was amazing to me that almost nobody was trying to actually help out or figure out a solution,” she recalls.The result of her efforts is Bicyclean, a pedal-powered grindstone that pulverizes entire circuit boards inside a polycarbonate enclosure, capturing the dust. Though Field is now a year out of college, her project recently won the silver award at the Acer Foundation’s Incredible Green Contest in Taiwan and was displayed for three days at Computex Taipei, one of the world’s largest computer industry expositions.The $35,000 prize will enable her to return to Ghana to test a second-generation prototype and to seek nonprofit status for the endeavor, a significant milestone in a project she was afraid might fall by the wayside after graduation.Captivated by the problem in her senior year, Field dove headfirst into her research. Supported by a grant from the Harvard Committee on African Studies, she traveled to Agbogbloshie in January 2012.“It really does look surreal,” she says. “An otherworldly place. When I first got there, it was just completely shocking and unbelievable that people would expose themselves to this hazard. But, obviously, most of the people who work there are living in these slums that are right next to it.”So she spent her monthlong winter break meeting the community and observing their work.“There was a phase where I had this vision of building something like those emergency trailers that go out after big storms, but with a little chemical lab in it. Of course, once I went there, I realized that would make no sense.“What’s interesting, though, is that a lot of guys there know how to weld. There are a lot of very talented craftsmen, because they’re already using these types of skills to very expertly dismantle the electronics.”“I knew it was very important to the project that I see what was going on firsthand, and that I really talk to people,” said Rachel Field. File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerA device that Ghanaians could actually assemble themselves might work well, she realized.All undergraduates pursuing the bachelor of science degree through the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are required to complete a senior design project, known as ES 100, with the guidance of an experienced adviser. Design preceptor Joe Zinter and specialist Jordan Stephens helped Field create a rational list of goals and constraints. “I thought, well, what do I not want them to do? I don’t want people to be directly exposed to toxins, and if that’s one of the parameters then I don’t want people to have to use heat. I want this to be something that people can afford and build from materials that are already available to them.”Bicycle parts are ubiquitous and universal, portable, relatively inexpensive, and — of course — human-powered.At the competition this June, she was up against a wide range of other “green” projects — 2,100 of them in all. The high-profile judges evaluated the entries on the basis of their “Earth-friendliness, reality-friendliness, and innovation-friendliness.” Teams from around the world had interpreted those parameters to produce an impressive array of solutions to sustainability challenges. The Taiwanese team that won first prize offered a new way to cool a computer without using fans and using minimal electricity; other projects tackled oil spills, reduced waste in food supply chains, and improved public transportation for suburban areas.“If you listen to Rachel talk about her project, it always starts with, ‘I traveled, I saw, I was affected, I was inspired,’” says Anas Chalah, director of the Instructional Laboratories and the Safety Program at SEAS, who watched the project evolve over the course of two years. “It’s not a trivial idea; it’s a universal problem. It has the recycling element, the socioeconomic and budget element — making money out of waste — and it’s environmentally friendly.”Chalah kept Field’s prototype on display in the teaching labs in 2012-13 to inspire the next class of seniors as they worked on their own thesis projects, so it was still available to her when she decided to enter it in the Incredible Green Contest. Stephens helped her to polish it up again and prepare for multiple rounds of interviews; he even traveled to Taipei to support her through her final presentation.“We don’t close our doors when students graduate,” remarks Chalah.Field has spent the past year in Paris, continuing work on a project she began in the SEAS course ES 20, “How to Create Things and Have Them Matter,” taught by David Edwards, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Biomedical Engineering. That project is decidedly more indulgent; Field and her collaborators have created an app that sends scents — real scents, like butterscotch or roses — from one user to another. Le Laboratoire, of which Edwards is founder and director, is currently hosting an exhibition in which members of the public can sensuously experience virtual coffee using a small, handheld device called an OPHONE (for “olfactory phone”) that connects to an Android phone via Bluetooth.“This is something I’ve been working on all year, and having random people from the public using it is just the best feeling,” says Field.With the support she’ll now receive from the Incredible Green Contest, Field may soon be able to advance the Bicyclean project to the same stage, and perhaps see it in action in Ghana. Her friends near Agbogbloshie have been sending her Facebook messages during the past year, asking when she might return. Immediately after the award ceremony, she was able to write back to them: “I just got funding.”“I didn’t ever want to be someone who just stopped by for a month, saying, ‘Yeah, I’ll totally help you out,’ and then never show up again, so this is pretty exciting,” she says. “When I got to send that message to them, it was a really good moment for me. At the end of the day, the site is still there, the problem’s still there, and hopefully this is going to be part of the solution.”last_img read more

IEA charts three year, $3 trillion path for a green global recovery

first_imgIEA charts three year, $3 trillion path for a green global recovery FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享CNBC:The International Energy Agency has laid out a $3 trillion green recovery plan, offering governments around the world a “once-in-a-lifetime” roadmap to sustainably rebuild their economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.The Sustainable Recovery report, published Thursday, is designed to present world leaders with cost-effective measures that could be implemented from 2021 through to 2023. It sets out three main goals: spurring economic growth, creating jobs and building more resilient and cleaner energy systems.“As they design economic recovery plans, policymakers are having to make enormously consequential decisions in a very short space of time,” Fatih Birol, executive director at the IEA, said in the report. “These decisions will shape economic and energy infrastructure for decades to come and will almost certainly determine whether the world has a chance of meeting its long-term energy and climate goals.”The Sustainable Recovery plan was published in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund as part of the energy agency’s flagship World Energy Outlook series. It is based on the assessments of over 30 specific energy policy measures and spans six key sectors: electricity, transport, industry, buildings, fuels and emerging low-carbon technologies.The IEA believes the plan could add 1.1 percentage points to global economic growth each year through to 2023. It says it could also save or create approximately nine million jobs a year over the next three years and reduce global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 4.5 billion tons by the end of the plan.Achieving those results would require global investment of around $1 trillion annually over the next three years. This represents about 0.7% of global gross domestic product (GDP).[Sam Meredith]More: IEA outlines $3 trillion green recovery plan for world leaders to help fix the global economylast_img read more

Call centre sale raises £14.1m for St Modwen

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Market leaders combine forces in a boutique estate in north Brisbane

first_imgMosaic Property Group is extending its reach in Southeast Queensland with a new boutique development at Bridgeman Downs.A YOUNG but prestigious suburb in north Brisbane is getting the boutique touch.Mosaic Property Group, well known for its boutique residential form projects, is extending its reach into the northern suburbs with a 29-lot house and land development in Bridgeman Downs. Mosaic at Enclave is now open for buyers to register for lots with both class and modern individually designed houses available on blocks ranging from 450sq m to 795sq m.Homes start from $699,450 with all four-bedroom homes measuring 220sq m with 2.5 bathrooms, two car parking and two separate living and dining areas. Enclave in Bridgeman Downs with home and land from $699,450.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoMosaic managing director Brook Monahan said the estate was a good opportunity for families to settle in an exclusive area, in a boutique $38 million community created by national developer, AV Jennings.“This relatively young suburb has successfully combined residential and prestige acreage blocks in a setting of undulating hills with a rural aspect, more recently transitioning into a leafy urban residential area,” Mr Monahan said.“There is a wealth of opportunity to embrace the outdoors at Bridgeman Downs, with numerous parks and reserves including the extensive Bunyaville State Forest Park and the Dawn Road Reserve.“Bridgeman Downs makes for the perfect semirural location in combining a green open environment with an abundance of surrounding amenities close by. It’s a great place to raise a family.” Enclave at Bridgeman DownsConstruction of the homes will take around 20 to 26 weeks, after individual settlement.Each home has been centred around open-plan living and high ceilings, large windows and indoor to outdoor layouts that ensure optimal light.The range of schools, shopping, sporting and entertainment facilities in the area cater for a family orientated community, with easy access to both the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.“In order to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients, Mosaic has embraced a unique holistic approach to delivering boutique residential property.” Mr Monahan said.“By managing all aspects of research, design, development, construction and property management, quality is maximised and maintained, ensuring our clients not only purchase an outstanding residence but also achieve the best possible returns on their investment.”last_img read more

Gold Coast mega-mansion changes hands almost two years after hitting the market

first_img MORE NEWS: Design your own penthouse The Sovereign Islands residence at 47-49 Knightsbridge Pde West has changed hands in a $5.5 million deal.THE ink has dried on the sale of a Gold Coast mega-mansion that was on the market for almost two years.The Sovereign Islands residence’s $5.5 million deal was penned a month ago but settled recently.It comes two-and-a-half years after it was first listed in March 2017. Property records show it was taken off the market before being relisted eight months later in November. MORE NEWS: History lives on in iconic Coast home It had been on the market for almost two years before it sold. The buyers plan to update its interior.Several agents tried their hand at selling the Knightsbridge Pde West property but Ray White Sovereign Islands principal Ali Mian and agent Edin Kara sealed the deal.Mr Mian said they received multiple offers but a local couple won the keys.“It does need a bit of cosmetic (renovations) and those buyers are going to be doing that slowly,” he said.“These people love the position – it’s got wide water and stunning views.“It’s the iconic corner where all the big mega homes are on Sovereign (Islands) too.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The buyers were attracted to the property’s position and view. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:19Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:19 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThe 6 best coastal homes that have sold01:19center_img The three level mansion resembles a mini-resort with a porte-cochere, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a gym, lift, bar, pool, media room and 52m of water frontage among its offerings.It also has panoramic views of the Broadwater and Hinterland.CoreLogic data shows it last sold in September 2016 for $5.625 million – five months before it was relisted.It had an asking price as high as $7 million at one stage before it was scaled back to $6.8 million then $6.295 million. It also went to auction several times.last_img read more

Belgian transsexual helped to die

first_imgCases of recorded deaths from euthanasia on psychological grounds have risen in BelgiumA transsexual has been helped to die by doctors in Belgium, after a series of failed sex-change operations.Nathan Verhelst, born a girl, asked for help to end his life on grounds of psychological suffering. He died in a Brussels hospital on Monday.Two doctors concluded the 44-year-old did not have temporary depression. His case received scant media coverage.Belgium legalised euthanasia in 2002. There were 52 cases of euthanasia on psychological grounds last year.‘Rigorous procedure’“He died in all serenity,” doctor Wim Distlemans told the Belgian newspaper, Het Laatste Nieuws.Nathan Verhelst was born Nancy into a family of three boys. The newspaper, which said it had spoken to him on the eve of his death, reported that he had been rejected by his parents who had wanted another son.He had three operations to change sex between 2009 and 2012.“The first time I saw myself in the mirror I felt an aversion for my new body,” he was quoted as saying.The hospital said there was an “extremely rigorous procedure” in place before any patient was put to death. “When we have a case which is… complicated, we ask ourselves more questions in order to be certain about the diagnosis,” Dr Jean-Michel Thomas said.UncontroversialThe BBC’s Matthew Price in Brussels says the number of people opting for euthanasia in Belgium has risen steadily since legalisation. Most candidates are over 60 years old and have cancer.Voluntary euthanasia for those over 18 is relatively uncontroversial in Belgium. Parliament is now considering expanding the law to under 18s as well.Patients must be capable of deciding for themselves. They must be conscious and have to give a “voluntary, considered and repeated” request to die.There were 1,432 recorded cases of euthanasia in Belgium in 2012; a 25% increase on the previous year’s figure. They represented 2% of all deaths, the AFP news agency reported.BBC News Sharing is caring! Share 31 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share Tweet HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Belgian transsexual helped to die by: – October 3, 2013last_img read more

Cricket News Live cricket scores and updates, 2nd Test India vs Australia: Kohli 82*, Rahane 51* put team on top, deflate hosts

first_img 13:29 (IST) 13:10 (IST) 11:02 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 13:42 (IST) Australia are keeping the runs tight but Kohli and Pujara have displayed magnificent patience to counter the conditions.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rahane takes on the short ball again and the deficit is almost under 200 now.  Two consecutive boundaries by Rahane and he nears his fifty. Simply sensational and India continue to dominate.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Big appeal for an LBW by Ishant against Pat Cummins but the ball was sliding down the leg side. Due to the extra bounce in Perth, the ball would have been going over the leg stump. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The Australian bowlers are bowling a good line and length to Kohli and Pujara. The weather forecast for Perth today is for thunderstorms. One hopes that the rain stays away.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Rahane is taking the attack to the opposition. He upper-cuts a short ball from Pat Cummins to the third man boundary for the first six of the game.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Almost! Nathan Lyon forces an error of judgment from Kohli again. The offspinner gets this ball to break back in and Kohli shoulders arms. The ball just goes over the stumps. It was not too far from hitting the bail. What a close call for Kohli. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:23 (IST) 09:03 (IST) Umpire Chris Gaffaney has failed to spot two no-balls bowled by Josh Hazlewood. In fact, the bowler has overstepped by a big margin there. Lazy umpiring 13:45 (IST) 14:13 (IST) Stumps on day 2 of the Perth Test. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane fifties have ensured India are on top against Australia. The final session on day 2 could dictate the way how the Test pans out. India trail by 154 runs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In That will be tea on the second day. Kohli and Pujara have displayed their class and have put India in a solid position. They trail by 256 runs. 08:52 (IST) 12:33 (IST) Magnificent King Kohli! The Adelaide failure was just a blip. Gets to the landmark by cutting a short ball from Cummins to the third man fence. It is his 20th fifty.  WICKET! Pujara has been strangled down the leg side and the dangerous partnership is broken. Starc is lucky to have gotten the wicket there. 15:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: Ishant Sharma picked up 4/41 as India managed to bowl Australia out for 326 on the second day of the Perth Test. In response, Virat Kohli’s side started badly as they lost Murali Vijay and KL Rahul cheaply. Cheteshwar Pujara and the skipper weathered the storm well and strung a 74-run stand for the third wicket. However, when Pujara was dismissed by Mitchell Starc for 24, India were still not out of the woods but a brilliant unbeaten partnership of 90 between Ajinkya Rahane and Kohli has tilted the advantage to India’s favour. Kohli will be looking to score a century tomorrow while Rahane will be aiming to help India take the lead. (SCORECARD) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Sensational bowling from Mitchell Starc. That is the guy whom the world fears. Pacy 88 mph full length delivery, it swerves back in and Vijay leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball crashes into middle and off stump and India lose a crucial wicket just before the lunch break. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:21 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 14:18 (IST) 09:53 (IST) Loud appeal for an LBW but the umpire does not give it out. Paine opts for the review. Cummins traps Pujara with a full ball slanted in and the batsman is hit on the back leg but the ball was going over the stumps. Australia lose the review. A warm welcome to day 2 of the Perth Test. Pat Cummins and Tim Paine continue to bat with application while the likes of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami are trying to break this stand and restrict Australia to under 350.  09:28 (IST) 08:29 (IST) Kohli gets going with a straight drive off Hazlewood to the long on boundary. This is the clutch period in the game for Australia and India. If Kohli and Pujara hang in, they can get going. A wicket for Australia will truly put them on top. 14:37 (IST) The partnership between Paine and Cummins has gone past fifty for the seventh wicket. This partnership is frustrating India and Virat Kohli is running out of options.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 15:05 (IST) The deficit is now under 200 and Kohli continues to show his class as he drills a straight drive down the ground for yet another boundary.  WICKET! Brilliant ball from Hazlewood and India have lost both openers. Full length, almost yorker length on off stump, it swerves away late in the air and Rahul plays down the wrong line. The ball crashes into off stump. Pujara and Kohli the key now. 10:49 (IST) WICKET! Ishant will be on a hat-trick in the next innings. Hazlewood edges an away swinger and Ishant finishes with 4/41. Australia all out for 326. This is a decent total one feels. Interesting to see how the Australian bowlers respond on this deck. Missed run-out chance. Paine taps it to short cover and takes a quick single, Cummins is struggling but Rahul runs in and does not pick up the ball. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The 300 is up for Australia. It has been a stunning effort once again by the lower order. The bonus for Australia, this time, the top order has also contributed.  09:12 (IST) 10:58 (IST) Starc and Hazlewood resume after the lunch break. Cheteshwar Pujara holds the key now and one will be hoping KL Rahul finds some form. Pujara was the difference in Adelaide and he could well be the major player in these conditions.  10:39 (IST) 14:00 (IST) WICKET! Finally, the partnership is broken. Umesh lands this delivery on a fuller length on the off stump channel, it zips through the deck and Cummins plays down the wrong line and the ball pegs the off stump back. Australia 310/7 but one feels Cummins has done the job. 08:06 (IST) Australia continue to work hard to get a wicket. Rahane nears his fifty by beautifully caressing the drive off a full ball from Starc to the deep extra cover fence. The partnership has also crossed fifty. Rahane hits a magnificent fifty, his 17th in Tests. This partnership with Virat Kohli has put India on course to overhaul Australia’s total. 08:37 (IST) WICKET! Ishant gets his third. Slight hint of away movement from round the wicket on a fuller length, Starc goes for the slog and the edge flies to Pant who leaps to his left and takes a sharp catch Glorious. Three boundaries by Kohli off Hazlewood and India are slowly rebuilding. They need this partnership to flourish. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 11:56 (IST) 08:10 (IST) WICKET! Another one. In the space of three balls. Bumrah traps Paine LBW and the batsman opts for the review. Not a no-ball, no bat and the ball is hitting leg stump. The Australian skipper was on the back foot which undid him and he walks back for a solid 38. 11:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Pujara eases the pressure slightly by driving a full ball from Mitchell Starc to the deep extra cover fence. He is rotating the strike also with singles and twos. Great batting.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Splits Matches On Super Bowl Sunday

first_img T-3:00 New Mexico 4, Drake 3Feb 04, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  Singles competition Box Score New Mexico 3. Barny Thorold (DU) def. West (NM) 7-6, 6-2 2. Hernandez Tong/West (NM) def. Ben Wood/Ben Clark (DU) 7-5 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,5,6,3,2) “Ben Clark has been an incredible contributor this year, so that has been a real bright spot for us,” said Kozlowski. 5. Holis (NM) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 The Lobos regained the lead with a win on court No. 6, but Drake’s Barny Thorold earned a straight sets win 7-6, 6-2 to knot up it up at three all. Omaha 1-5 Hands cruised past Abdoul Ouattara, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 singles, while freshman Finley Hall gave Drake a 3-0 with his 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles. Fellow freshman Freddie Powell clinched the Bulldog victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5. Clark kept his unblemished record with his 6-3, -64 win at No. 4 for Drake’s final victory of the day. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to New Mexico Sunday afternoon but rebounded with a 5-2 victory at Omaha to earn the Bulldogs inaugural Summit League win Sunday night. Drake’s Tom Hands took the first set 6-2, but 72nd-ranked Ricky Hernandez Tong came back to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4 to secure the 4-3 win for the Lobos. The Bulldogs have a busy weekend ahead of them as they host Summit League foe South Dakota State on Friday at 9 a.m. and then welcome in-state rivals Iowa Friday night at 6 p.m. Drake closes out the weekend with a doubleheader against Arizona and IUPUI on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Van Leijsen/Escutia (NM) 6-4 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Abdoul Ouattara/Nathan Reekie (OMAHA) 6-4 Match Notes In the nightcap, Drake got back on track in doubles and won the double point over Omaha. 2. Tom Hands (DU) def. Abdoul Ouattara (OMAHA) 6-2, 6-2 4. #124 Ben Clark (DU) def. Escutia (NM) 6-2, 6-4 Drake 3-4 Story Links Drake 5, Omaha 2Feb 04, 2018 at Omaha. NE (Mireacle Hill Tennis Center)  6. Finley Hall (DU) def. Marko Minic (OMAHA) 6-0, 6-4center_img Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,6,5,4,3,1) After dropping the doubles point, Drake’s Vinny Gillespie tied the match up 1-1 with a straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 over New Mexico’s Bart Van Leijsen at No. 1 singles. 2. #72 Hernandez Tong (NM) def. Tom Hands (DU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Ben Wood dropped the first set 6-4, but bounced back to take the second set 6-0 to force a deciding set with UNM’s Jorge Escutia. Escutia managed to win the third set 6-2 and tie the match up at 2-2. Box Score Omaha 4. #124 Ben Clark (DU) def. Matt Dunn (OMAHA) 6-3, 6-4 Singles competition 3. Luke Moorhead/Matt Dunn (OMAHA) def. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) 6-3 Doubles competition 3. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6) 6. Baklini (NM) def. Freddie Powell (DU) 7-6, 6-4 Then in singles, the Bulldogs kept on rolling and won the first set on all six courts. Match Notes Doubles competition 3. Holis/Baklini (NM) def. Tom Hands/Finley Hall (DU) 6-3 Junior Ben Clark improved to 5-0 this season and gave Drake a 2-1 lead with another strong performance, winning 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4 singles. 1. Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4) 1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Van Leijsen (NM) 6-3, 6-4 Drake 4-4 5. Freddie Powell (DU) def. Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-1, 6-2 “Getting Vinny back in the win column was a positive and getting us on the board after a tough doubles point loss was great for us,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. 2. Finley Hall/Ben Wood (DU) def. Razvan Grigorescu/Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-2  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more