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Cougar men drop tennis match to Central Christian
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The Cougars No. 1 doubles team of Marcel Miasato and Miguel Valle teamed for a win at No. 1 doubles Friday at Veterans Park. The two were playing as a doubles team together for the first time this season.

It seems like every time the Barton men’s tennis team takes the court, it brings with it high winds.
For the third straight outing this season, high winds were a third member of a dual for Barton. The Cougars could not defeat the winds nor could they defeated Central Christian.
Barton dropped a dual with the Tigers, losing 6-3 at Veteran’s Park Friday afternoon.
Central Christian took 2 of 3 doubles then captured four of the singles matches to secure the win.
Barton’s No. 1 doubles team of Marcel Miasato and Miguel Valle did earn a win, battling to an 8-6 victory over Ryder Searle and Nic Hoime.
In the other two doubles matches, Yordi Ponce and Jack Peoples lost at No. 2 to Beau Pritchard and Barrett Cooper, 8-2. At No. 3, Thales Machado and Tinashe Muzenyi fell by an 8-4 count to Tyler Bergman and Caled Rold.
“We switched up our doubles lineup and teamed Marcel with Miguel at No. 1 with Jack and Yordi playing No. 2,” Coach Lyle Stickney said. “Naturally, there was some indecision being paired with a new partner, but, we managed to win at No. 1.”
The wins at singles came at 5 and 6. Machado won No. 5 singles, 6-4, 3-6 then at 7 in the tie-breaker over Bergman. At No. 6, Muzenyi won by a 7-6 and 6-3 count over Rold.
“They won some long, difficult matches,” Coach Stickney said. “That was nice to see.”
Miasato was swept at No. 1 singles in straight sets. Peoples battled, but lost 6-4, 6-4 at No. 4 to Cooper. Ponce and Valle lost a single set battle to eight.
The Cougars, ranked No. 21 in the NJCAA, will be at Tabor on Saturday.

Central Christian 6, Barton 3
1 – Marcel Miasato, Barton, lost to Ryder Searle, 6-0, 6-1
2 – Yordi Ponce, Barton, lost to Nic Hoime, 8-4
3 – Miguel Valle, Barton, lost to Beau Pritchard, 8-6
4 – Jack Peoples, Barton, lost to Barrett Cooper, 6-4, 6-4
5 – Thales Machado, Barton, def Tyler Bergman, 6-4, 3-6, (7)
6 – Tinashe Muzenyi, Barton, def Caled Rold, 7-6, 6-3
1 – Miasato/Valle, Barton, def Searle/Hoime, 8-6
2 – Ponce/Peoples, Barton, lost to Pritchard/Cooper, 8-2
3 – Machado/Muzenyi, Barton, lost to Bergman/Rold, 8-4