The Barton Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams started the spring season against Bethany College on Sunday at Club 1 Fitness.
The Lady Cougars won 5-4. The Barton men fell 6-1.
“It was a match that saw the momentum swing around crazily,” Barton head coach Lyle Stickney said of the women’s dual. “We swept the doubles and won the No. 1 singles to go up 4-0 only to drop the next three singles matches.
“But Jamie (Christiansen) came up big for us again, and clinched it by winning her No. 5 singles match.”
Stickney said the men’s team got overwhelmed by Bethany.
“I knew we’d have our hand full,” Stickney said. “Bethany has a very talented team, and they have a ton of depth. We have a lot to work on, but luckily, it is only Feb. 3, so we have a lot of time to improve.”
The Barton women host Hesston College on Friday, Feb. 22. The Cougars play host to Hesston on Monday, Feb. 25. Both matches start at 2 p.m.
— Kevin Price
JUNIOR COLLEGE TENNIS
At Great Bend
Bethany College 6, Barton 1
No. 1 singles — Samuel Araujo, Barton def. Sandri, Bethany, 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
No. 2 singles — Rafael Sequeira, Barton lost to Olsen, Bethany, 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 singles — Jeret Johnson, Barton lost to Wiseman, Bethany, 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 singles — Ethan Smith, Barton lost to Hebert, Bethany, 6-2, 7-5
No. 5 singles — Kyle Corbett, Barton lost to Meier, Bethany, 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 doubles — Sequeira & Araujo, Barton lost to Bragg & Van der Begeert, Bethany, 8-4
No. 2 doubles — Johnson & Smith, Barton lost to Wiseman & Hebert, Bethany, 8-5
Barton 5, Bethany 4
No. 1 singles — Karina Ono, Barton def. Agamerte, Bethany, 8-0
No. 2 singles — Michelle Miller, Barton lost to Chapman, Bethany, 8-3
No. 3 singles — Darrien Beckwith, Barton lost to Hansen, Bethany, 8-5
No. 4 singles — Aspen McCann, Barton lost to O. Fabrizius, Bethany, 8-6
No. 5 singles — Jaime Christiansen, Barton def. A. Fabrizius, Bethany, 8-3
No. 6 singles — Gentry McLeland, Barton lost to Rambo, Bethany, 8-6
No. 1 doubles — Ono & Miller, Barton def. Agamarte & Chapman, Bethany, 8-2
No. 2 doubles — Beckwith & McCann, Barton def. Hansen & A. Fabrizius, Bethany, 8-4
No. 3 doubles — Christiansen & McLeland, Barton def. Edwards & Choitz, Bethan, 8-5