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Machado into quarterfinals for Barton men’s tennis

POSTED May 16, 2018 4:54 p.m.

PLANO, Texas – Thales Machado stayed alive in the winner’s bracket at the NJCAA Men’s National Tennis Tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals on day two.
Machado is one of three Barton men still playing heading into day three of the event at Collin County Community College in Texas.
As a team, the Cougars currently sit in 14th place after two days of competition with 11.5 points. Seward, Tyler and ASA Miami are tied for the lead with 27 each.
Machado won his Round of 16 battle with Albert Smreczak of Prairie State in straight sets at No. 5 singles. Machado defeated Smreczak, 6-3, 6-2.
The road gets pretty tough in the quarterfinals for the sophomore from Brazil. Next up will be draw’s top seed in Tyler’s Drew Brown.
Ending the tournament in the Round of 16 in the winner’s bracket were a trio of Cougars.
Miguel Valle lost his Round of 16 match to the sixth seed at No. 3 singles. Valle lost to Marcel Agbegne of New Mexico Military, 6-1, 6-0.
The other two Barton players lost to the top seed in their draw.
At No. 4 singles, Jack Peoples fell to Alejandro Hayen of Tyler in easy fashion, 6-1. 6-1. Tinashe Muzenyi lost at No. 6 to top seed Tomas Santantonio of ASA Miami, 6-0, 6-0.
Still alive are a pair of singles players in the consolation draw. Marcel Miasato is into the quarterfinals in the consolation draw at No. 1 singles after beating Cade Pressnell of Wallace St, 7-5, 6-0. Juan Jaimes had a bye into the quarterfinals at No. 2, where he will face Anthony Kendall of Prairie State.
All three Barton doubles team are finished after the second day.
Valle and Peoples lost in the Round of 16 in the championship draw at No. 2 singles to Emanuel Mallya and Kukutia Motlojoa of New Mexico Military, 6-1, 6-1.
The other two teams lost in the consolation draw. Miasato and Jaimes lost in a 3-set battle at No. 1. The duo fell to Jordan George and Peter Kovats of South Carolina Sumter in the first round, 2-6, 6-4, 10-3. Machado and Muzenyi lost in the consolation quarterfinals in straight set to the team from Mississippi Gulf Coast.

NJCAA Championships
At Plano, Texas
Team Scores – Day 2
ASA Miami 27, Seward 27, Tyler 27, Eastern Florida 24, Cowley 23.5, Seminole St 22.5, Laredo 21, Collin 19, Abraham Baldwin 18.5, Iowa Central 18, New Mexico Military 15.5, Jacksonville 14, Barton 11.5, Harford 10.5, Meridian 10, Glendale 9, Mississippi Gulf Coast 8.5, SC Sumter 8, Pima 7, Marion Military 6.5, Copiah-Lincoln 6, Hinds 4.5, Prairie St 3, Wallace St 2.5.

Barton Results
Singles
1 – Marcel Miasato
1st Round – Miasato lost to Graterol, Jacksonville, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3
Cons 1st round – Miasato def Pressnell, Wallace St, 7-5, 6-0
Cons Quarters – Miasato v Puric, Merdian

2 – Juan Jaimes
1st Round – James lost to Le Gloan, Harford, 6-0, 6-0
Cons 1st round – Jaimes received a bye
Cons Quarters – Jaimes v Kendall, Prairie St

3 – Miguel Valle
1st Round – Valle def Zwolsman, Glendale, 7-5, 6-4
Round of 16 – Valle lost to (6) Agbegne, NM Military, 6-1, 6-0

4 – Jack Peoples
1st Round – Peoples def Zegdeta, Prairie St, 7-5, 6-3
Round of 16 – Peoples lost to (1) Hayen, Tyler, 6-1, 6-1

5 – Thales Machado
1st Round – Machado received a bye
Round of 16 – Machado def Smreczak, Prairie St, 6-3, 6-2
Quarterfinals – Machado v (1) Brown, Tyler

6 – Tinashe Muzenyi
1st Round – Muzenyi def Freeman, Wallace St, 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16 – Muzenyi lost to (1) Santantonio, ASA Miami, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1 – Marcel Miasato/Juan Jaimes
1st Round – Miasato/Jaimes lost to Ivulich/Swindoll, Meridian, 6-4, 6-1
Cons 1st round – Miasato/Jaimes lost to George/Kovats, SC Sumter, 2-6, 6-4, 10-3
2 – Miguel Valle/Jack Peoples
1st Round – Valle/Peoples def Higginbotham/Polk, Marion, 7-5, 6-2
Round of 16 – Valle/Peoples lost to Mallya/Motlojoa, NM Military, 6-1, 6-1
3 – Thales Machado/Tinashe Muzenyi
1st Round – Machado/Muzenyi lost to Neal/Zancheta, SC Sumter, 6-3 6-4
Cons 1st round – Machado/Muzenyi received a bye
Cons 2nd round – Machado/Muzenyi lost to Chubb/Cudd, Miss Gulf Coast, 6-4, 6-3

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