The Bulldogs, though, would claim the tightly contested doubles point as junior Abdul Alawadhi and senior Gustavo Guerin dropped their match at No. 2 to Robin Goodman and Jean Erasmus after being forced to retire while leading 3-4 and freshman Conner Edwards and sophomore Tomas Patino fell to Anis Ghorbel and Grant Tesmer 9-8, losing the tiebreaker 7-3.
In singles action, Akhmedov lost to Ben Mullis 6-0, 6-1, while Guerin fell to Salibasic 6-1, 6-2 to give Drake its second and third points of the night. The Bulldogs then claimed the match with a 6-4, 6-1 win by Goodman over Edwards at No. 5, before Alawadhi dropped his match with Jonathan Hadash at No. 4, 6-3, 6-1.
The 'Roos, though, would not go quietly in the final two singles matches as both Fleming at No. 1 and Patino at No. 2 forced his match to a third set super tiebreaker. In the No. 1 match Ghorbel claimed the first set 6-3, while Fleming took set two, 6-3, to even the match at one set apiece. The Bulldogs, though would be victorious with a 10-6 win in set three.
Patino, meanwhile, won the first set in his match 5-7 before dropping set two, 6-2. Drake's Erasmus, though, won the match with an 11-9 score in set three.
The Blue & Gold will be back in action again later this afternoon when they take on Green Bay in Des Moines, Iowa, at 4 p.m.