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Cougar men split region tennis matches against Hesston and Seward

POSTED March 9, 2018 3:23 p.m.

The Barton men’s tennis team had an up and down week last week, rolling to a win over Hesston then suffering a loss to No. 3 ranked Seward County.
In the win over Hesston at Veterans Park in Great Bend, the Cougars swept the doubles matches to start the day then captured four of the six singles matches for a 7-2 win.
“It was great getting off to a good start in doubles,” Coach Lyle Stickney said. “The 3-0 cushion we got by sweeping the doubles took the pressure off of the singles.”
Marcel Miasato, ranked 43rd in the nation, had to work for his 7-6 (6), 6-3 win in singles over Nadeem Jaber. He teamed with Yordi Ponce for an 8-5 win over Hermes Flores and Garrett Roth at No. 1 doubles.
“Marcel played a nice match at No. 1 singles,” Coach Stickney said. “After squandering a big lead in the first set he bounced back to win in straight sets. He and Yordi picked up a nice win in doubles.”
Ponce lost his No. 2 singles battle with Garrett Roth, 2-6, 6-4, (11-9). Miguel Valle also lost in extended battle at No. 3, 1-6, 7-6 (6), (10-5) to Hermes Flores.
Jack Peoples also won in singles, taking No. 4 over Jeff Kauffman, 6-1, 6-3. Thales Machado won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 5 over Curtis Oesch.
“Those were two key wins at No. 4 and No. 5,” Coach Stickney said.
Valle and Peoples won 8-5 at No. 2 doubles over Jaber and Oesch.
Tinashe Muzenyi was the only Cougar to win at Liberal, picking up a 6-3, 6-3 win over Sebastian Hernandez at No. 6 singles.

Barton 7, Hesston 2
1 – (43) Marcel Miasato, Barton, def Nadeem Jaber, 7-6(6), 6-3
2 –Garrett Roth, Hesston, def, Yordi Ponce, 2-6, 6-4, (11-9)
3 – Hermes Flores, Hesston, Miguel Valle, 1-6, 7-6 (7), (10-5)
4 – Jack Peoples, Barton, def Jeff Kauffman, 6-1, 6-3
5 – Thales Machado, Barton, def Curtis Oesch, 6-0, 6-3
6 – Tinashe Muzenyi, Barton, won by forfeit

1 – Miasato/Ponce, Barton def Flores/Roth, 8-5
2 – Valle/Peoples, Barton, def Jaber/Oesch, 8-5
3 – Machado/Muzenyi, Barton, won by forfeit

Seward County 8, Barton 1
1 – Franck Soulerot, Seward, def (43) Miasato, 6-0, 6-4
2 – Renato Santos, Sewrad, def Ponce, 6-1, 6-1
3 – Diego Friere, Seward, def Valle, 6-2, 6-0
4 – Jaffer Infante, Seward, def Peoples, 6-0, 6-1
5 – Panos Vlachonickolos, Seward, def De Souza, 6-2, 6-2
6 – Tinashe Muzenyi, Barton, def Sebastian Hernandez, 6-3, 6-3

1 – Lamara/Opacic, Seward, def Miasato/Ponce, 8-2
2 – Finet/Santos, Seward, def Valle/Peoples, 8-2
3 – Infante/Feire, Seward, def De Souza/Muzenyi, 8-2


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