ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons' men's tennis team dropped its final meeting as conference opponents to Texas Lutheran, 5-4, on Saturday afternoon at the Streich Tennis Center.
TLU rallied for a 5-4 to post its first win over HSU in the ASC era. HSU fell to 1-6 overall and 0-1 in ASC West action. TLU improved to 5-3 overall and 1-0 in league play.
HSU jumped out to a 4-1 lead after taking the first two double matches and No. 1 and No. 2 singles. Michael McCullough and Nathan Chavez won their No. 1 doubles match and then won straight set matches at No. 1 and No. 2 singles respectively.
Three of the four matches at No. 3-No. 6 went to three sets and the Bulldogs won all of them.
HSU will return to action on March 18 when it plays four matches in California.
Texas Lutheran 5, Hardin-Simmons 4
1. Michael McCullough (HSU) def. Sanio Dizdarevic, 6-1, 6-0
2. Nathan Chavez (HSU) def. Ryan Delcambre, 6-4, 6-2
3. Cliff Pack (TLU) def. Frankie Sanchez, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1
4. Kyle Thompson (TLU) def. Jesse Rawlings, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2
5. David Schneider (TLU) def. Jordan Wilson, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
6. Greg Nelson (TLU) def. Dylan Price, 7-5, 6-1
1. McCullough/Chavez (HSU) def. Dizdarevic/Thompson, 8-2
2. Pack/Schneider (TLU) def. Sanchez/Rawlings, 8-6
3. Wilson/Price (HSU) def. Delcambre/Nelson, 8-6