OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.— It was a pretty good fall tennis outing. The Barton Community College women’s tennis team traveled to the OKC Collegiate Open over the weekend hosted by Seminole State College.
Fall tennis has no team scores but allows individuals to compete competitively.
The Cougars took six women to the event with everyone winning at least one match.
Daniela Sanz had the best record for the women over the weekend, going 3-1 at No. 1 singles and winning the consolation draw.
Sanz lost her first round match to the 4th seed in the draw, Abbey Thompson, 6-4, 6-3. Sanz then rolled though the consolation draw.
The sophomore from Brazil won 6-0, 6-1 over Albs Payeas-Siler in the first round then beat Daejau Lynch, 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the consolation finals.
In the consolation finals Sanz cruised to a 6-3, 6-1 win over Lindsey Pearce.
“Dani played some outstanding tennis. Based on what I’ve seen so far she should have a great spring season,” coach Lyle Stickney said. “After a tough loss in the first round she won her next three matches without losing a set”.
Another good outing was put forth by Idah Longwe at No. 3 singles. Longwe won her first round match 7-5, 6-0 over Sarah Wilbanks and was leading the draw’s 4th seed when she hurt her knee and had to retire.
“Idah was leading the No. 4 seed 6-1, 2-0 when she twisted her knee and had to withdraw,” coach Stickney said. “She was playing very well and would have made it to the semifinals if she could have continued.”
Claflin’s Karli Beck drew a bye in the opening round of No. 5 singles then advanced to the semifinals with a tiebreaker win over MacKenzie Griffith. In the semis she lost in straight sets to Sydney Brummet.
Baylee Reade made it to the consolation finals at No. 4 singles. After losing her opening match she cruised to a pair of straight set wins before losing in the consolation finals to Alex Morales.
Juliana Seabra lost her first match at No.2 singles. She won her first consolation draw match then lost in the semis. McKenna Hammeke also made it to the consolation semis at No. 5.
Seabra and Sanz made it to the consolation semis at No. 2 doubles for the best doubles outing for Barton.