SAN ANTONIO (April 18, 2014) -- The Our Lady of the Lake University men's tennis team narrowly lost to NCAA DIII Texas Lutheran University last Friday by the score of 4-5. The same result happened last year when the Saints had a 4-1 lead over the Bulldogs, but they were able to come back to beat OLLU.
No. 1 doubles Matt Ellis (JR/El Paso, Texas) and Tanis Martinez (SO/Carrizo Springs, Texas) beat their opponents Sanio Dizdarevic and Gunner Robison 8-5. OLLU's Bernardo Pegas (FR/Bage, RS, Brazil) and Jacob Galaviz (FR/El Paso, Texas) were also able to beat TLU's Kyle Thompson and Greg Nelson 8-6. Ellis also won his singles match against Dizdarevic 7-6 (7-3)/ 6-2, and Pegas beat Thompson 6-1/6-3.
Full results are listed below.
|Matt Ellis/Tanis Martinez||Sanio Dizdarevic/Gunner Robison||W, 8-5|
|Rodney Pineros (JR/Bogota, Columbia)/AJ Gallardo (SO/El Paso, Texas)||Henry Moon/Eric Beckenback||L, 9-8/7-5|
|Bernardo Pegas/Jacob Galaviz||Kyle Thompson/Greg Nelson||W, 8-6|
|Matt Ellis||Sanio Disdarevic||W, 7-6/7-3/6-2|
|Rodney Pineros||Gunner Robison||L, 6-2/6-0|
|Bernardo Pegas||Kyle Thompson||W, 6-1/6-3|
|Tanis Martinez||Ryan Beene||L, 7-5/6-2|
|Jacob Galaviz||Greg Nelson||L, 6-3/6-4|
|AJ Gallardo||Eric Beckenbach||L, 7-5/6-2|
The Saints will now prepare for their conference regional match that will take place on April 25.
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click here: www.championsofcharacter.org.
Luis A. Lárraga
Sports Information Assistant