Gillespie helped the Bulldogs get off to a 4-0 start to the 2019 season with four straight-set wins at No. 1 singles over competitors from Purdue, Illinois State, Northern Illinois and Tennessee Tech. Gillespie and the Bulldogs return to action this weekend at the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Norman, Okla., where they’ll face nationally ranked Oklahoma and either Notre Dame or Vanderbilt. Print Friendly Version He also teamed with Barny Thorold to win three doubles matches over the weekend. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Drake University senior Vinny Gillespie (Stirling, Scotland) has been named the Summit League Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday, Jan. 22.