Thorold and the rest of the Bulldogs head to Iowa on Friday and will look for their sixth-straight win over the Hawkeyes. Print Friendly Version Thorold went a combined 2-1 in singles and doubles for the week. Thorold and Tom Hands helped secure the doubles point for Drake against Rice with a 7-5 win at No. 3 doubles. After dropping his first set in a tiebreaker, Thorold came back to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 to give Drake the decisive point over No. 29 Rice and earn his first career match-clinching victory. His only loss during the week came against No. 36 Yuya Ito from Texas. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – For the second straight week, a Drake Bulldog was named the Missouri Valley Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week as freshman Barny Thorold received the honor Tuesday, Jan. 31.