NEWBERG, Ore. - The 38th-ranked Southwestern University men's tennis team dropped their final match-up in the Pacific Northwester, falling to George Fox on Mpnday afternoon by the score of 7-2.
The team of senior Grant Gideon and sophomore Alexis Dimanche earned a tough 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles, but the Bruins would take courts two and three including a narrow 9-7 win over sophomores Dean Dulthummon and Jeremy Wilson to take a 2-1 lead into singles as well as all of the momentum.
"Great win by Alexis and Grant at 1," said Head Coach Billy Porter. "Being up a double break to then break back-to-back for the win against that team was impressive."
From there, George Fox would win five of the six singles courts in straight sets. Dulthummon continued his great play, picking up a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles to claim another point for the Pirates.
"Dean was phenomenal in singles again and even more so after losing a heartbreaker in doubles," said Porter. "George Fox was just better and played lights out, have to give credit to them."
Southwestern moves to 4-5 overall and will travel back home to Texas and enjoy the weekend off. They are back in action on March 20th as they head to Brownswood for a 4:30 PM match-up against Howard Payne.