Drury Athletics

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- No. 18 Drury opened the 2011 season with a 7-2 victory against Washburn on Saturday at Cooper Tennis Complex.

The Panthers dropped just one singles and one doubles match against the Ichabods. DU opened the match with 8-3 and 8-6 victories at No. 1 and 2 doubles before dropping No. 3 doubles 8-4. Drury won five of six singles matches with Washburn able to capture a 7-5, 2-6, 10-5 hard fought win at No. 4 singles by Pascal Laucht.

All five Panthers' singles wins were in straight sets. Among the singles winners were Roman Gonda 7-6, 6-2 at No. 1 and Andy Blair 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles.