HESSTON— In the final tune-up match for the Region VI Championships, the Barton Community College women’s tennis team did not have the success it would have liked. In fact it was another day of fighting injuries for the Cougars as they lost to nationally ranked Cowley College 8-1.
The match was played in Hesston as No. 9 Cowley played both Barton and Hesston. The Tigers blanked Hesston 9-0.
The lone match Barton was able to win came at No. 2 singles where Daniela Sanz came away with a tiebreaking win over Eva Forneiron. Sanz lost the opening set 6-3 then rallied for a 6-4 win in the second set to send the match to a tiebreaker. Sanz won the tiebreaker 10-7.
Sanz was not as fortunate in doubles as her partner Margaux Perez had to default when Perez suffered an injury. That also forced Baton to default No. 1 singles.
Rebecca Brining, a freshman from Great Bend, lost a tough battle at No. 6 singles, losing to Brittani Gibbs in a tiebreaker. In fact the match was just about as close as it could have been. Cowley’s Gibbs won the first set in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (3) then Brining came back to win the second set in a tiebreaker, 7-6 (4). The final set was won by Gibbs, 10-6. Brining, along with Kelly Brauer, lost at No. 3 doubles to Shali Schoepflin and Stormi Tipton.
Barbara Codognotto put up a battle at No. 3 singles, losing to Schoepflin, 6-4, 6-2.
The rest of the singles matches were not very competitive as Karli Beck lost 6-1, 6-1 to Logyn Williams at No. 4 singles. Brauer lost at No. 5 singles to Lauryn Sullins, 6-0, 6-0. The No. 2 doubles team of Codognotto and Beck lost 8-0 to Sullins and Williams.
The match concluded the regular season for Barton. The Cougars will take part in the Region VI tournament April 24-25 in Arkansas City.