After a tough outing earlier in the week the Barton Community College men’s tennis team got just what it needed. Barton responded to a lopsided loss with a resounding victory Saturday against Tabor College.
Barton rolled by the Bluejays by an 8-1 count to even its record at 2-2.
“The men put together a good effort today and we nearly got the sweep,” Coach Lyle Stickney said.
The Cougars breezed through the doubles matches without a loss.
Alvaro Martinez and Vitor Schueler cruised to an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles over the Bluejays’ Luis Navarette and Harrison Faber.
At No. 2 doubles Dominic Fabiano and Matthew Rochat won 8-4 over Jared Friesen and Stephan Wilson. The No. 3 doubles team of Trevor Carey and Tristan Jones won by that same 8-4 score over Jeff Pritchard and Najar.
Martinez won his match at No. 1 singles, beating Faber by a 6-2, 6-2 score while Schueler won 6-2, 6-3 over Navarette at No. 2 singles.
“Vitor turned in another good performance winning both his singles and doubles match,” Coach Stickney said of the freshman from Brazil.
The lone loss of the day came at No. 3 singles where Fabiano, a freshman from Olathe, fell 6-2, 6-2 to Friesen.
“Dominic struggled again today in his loss to a guy that plays with a very unorthodox style,” Coach Stickney siad. “Dom just couldn’t solve it.”
Rochat beat Wilson 6-4, 6-2 at No. 4 singles, Carey beat Pritchard, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 5 and Jones beat Johnson 6-2, 6-4 at No. 6 singles.