PLANO, Texas – The No. 1 doubles team of Marcel Miasato and Juan Navarro picked up the only win on the court for the Barton men’s tennis team on the opening day of the NJCAA Championships in Plano, Texas.
The Cougars also had a couple teams receive first round byes, putting one single’s player and a pair of doubles team in the second round.
The rest of the Cougars were put in the consolation draw after opening round losses.
Miasato and Navarro won a pair of close sets over Jones County’s Diego Leal and Taqel Lewis. The Cougar duo won 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the second round. In the second round, Barton will get the No. 4 seed in the draw in Abraham Baldwin’s Eymeric Chevalier and Elvyn Nguyen.
Also moving into the second was Ray Strunk at No. 6 singles and the No. 3 doubles team of Juan Jaimes and Triston Herbst after receiving first round byes.
Strunk will get the draw’s third seed in Colton Phillips of Abraham Baldwin in the second round.
Jaimes and Herbst will take on Sybrand Cnossen and Matthew Story of host Collin County in the second round.
Barton’ Giovanni Fragalle nearly pulled out a first round win, taking the first set by a 6-0 count over Charlie Mackh of DuPage. But Mackh rallied to win 6-4 and 6-4 the final two sets and send Fragalle to the loser’s bracket.
Navarro also put up a battle at No. 2 singles, losing 6-3, 6-3 to Kukutla Motjlojoa of New Mexico Military. Miasato lost 6-4, 6-1 in his opening round match at No. 1 singles to Sebastian Osorio of Copiah-Lincoln.
Kaio Sato and Jaimes lost their singles matches 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 and No. 5.
Sato and Fragalle split their first two sets and No. 2 doubles before retiring and moving into the consolation draw as well.
At Plano, Texas
1 – Marcel Miasato - unseeded
1st Round – Sebastian Osorio, Copiah-Lincoln, def Miasato, 6-4, 6-1
Cons 1st Round – Miasato received a bye
Cons 2nd round – Misato v (3) Carlos Anez, Seward
2 – Juan Navarro - unseeded
1st Round – Kukutla Motlojoa, NM Military, def Navarro, 6-3, 6-3
Cons 1st Round – Navarro v Ian Miliian, Prairie State
3 – Giovanni Fragalle - unseeded
1st Round – Charlie Mackh, DuPage, def Fragalle, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4
Cons 1st Round – Fragalle received a bye
Cons 2nd Round – Fragalle received a bye
Cons Quarterfinals – Fragalle v Noah Tippen, Mississippi Gulf Coast
4 – Kaio Sato - unseeded
1st Round – Emilio Chavez, Collin, def Sato, 6-0, 6-0
Cons 1st Round – Sato received a bye
Cons 2nd Round – Sato v Toddric Stallworth, Wallace State
5 – Juan Jaimes – unseeded
1st Round – Gergo Rendek, Mesa, def Jaimes, 6-0, 6-0
Cons 1st Round – Jaimes received a bye
Cons 2nd Round – Jaimes v Austin Blair, DuPage
6 – Ray Strunk – unseeded
1st Round – Strunk receive a bye
2nd Round – Strunk v (3) Colton Phillips, ABAC
1 – Miasato/Navarro – unseeded
1st Round – Miasato/Navarro def Leal/Lewis, Jones County, 6-4, 6-4
2nd Round – Miasato/Navarro v (4) Chevalier/Nguyen, ABAC
2 – Fragalle/Sato – unseeded
1st Round – Carey/Foster, Marion Military, def Fragalle/Sato, 6-2, 4-6, retired
Cons 1st Round – Fragalle/Sato received a bye
Cons 2nd Round – Fragalle/Sato v TBD
3 – Jamies/Herbst – unseeded
1st Round – Jaimes/Herbst received a bye
2nd Round – Jaimes/Herbst v Cnossen/Story, Collin