OKLAHOMA CITY — The Barton tennis team traveled to Oklahoma City for the ITA Fall Junior College Regionals. It is the only competitive meet of the fall season for the Cougars.
Barton took one single and one doubles entrant for each the men and women.
On the women’s side, sophomore Neus Torregrosa came in as the No. 2 seed. That gave her a bye in the opening round and in the second round, Torregrosa rolled to a 6-2, 6-3 win over Alena Macharova of Seward County.
Her event ended sooner that she would have liked as another Seward Saint ended it in the quarterfinals. Maria Aveiga defeated Torregrosa, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarters. Aveiga would then make it to the finals where she lost to Valentina Gonzalez of Seminole State (Okla).
Torregrosa teamed up with Shai Cartmill for doubles but weren’t able to compete due to an injury. Gonzalez again won the doubles portion with teammate Mariam Mujawimana for Seminole State.
For the men, sophomore Marcel Miasato competed in the singles bracket and teamed with Miquel Valle in doubles.
Miasato battled injury during the day, having to retire in the singles’ first round after battling Diego Freire of Seward most of the way. Freire led 7-5 and 5-4 when Miasato retired.
That injury kept him out of the rest of the day, forcing the doubles to team of Miasato and Valle to lose by walk over in the opening round of doubles.
Seward’s Nicolas Rousset won the regional in singles while Kevin Major and Marcus Walters of Seminole State won the doubles. They will advance to the ITA National Championships.