The Barton women’s tennis team knew it had its hands full heading to take on Cowley Tuesday.
The Tigers were ranked No. 9 in the country and had knocked off No. 4 Seward County twice this year. Cowley showed why it’s ranked so high with an 8-1 win over Barton in Arkansas City.
The Cougars were able to pull out a win at No. 1 singles, where Daniela Sanz handed Sarah Frendo her first loss in conference play. Sanz pulled the out with a 4-6, 6-3, 10-3 triumph.
“The lone bright spot of the day was Dani’s thrilling three-set win over Cowley’s number one player,” Coach Lyle Stickney said. “She was undefeated in conference play going into the match”.
Sanz and Idah Longwe nearly pulled out a win at No. 1 doubles as well. The duo lost 8-5 to Frendo and Eva Forneiron.
Other than that, there wasn’t much success against the Tigers.
Juliana Seabra and Karli Beck lost 8-1 at No. 2 doubles as did Baylee Reade and McKenna Hammeke. Seabra and Beck lost to Sara Petric and Andjela Radovic while Reade and Hammeke lost to Stormi Tipton and Burna Chaves.
Longwe lost 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3 singles to Petric. Beck lost No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-2 to Radovic and Reade lost No. 5 to Chaves, 6-1, 6-0. Seabra and Hammeke lost 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 and No. 6.
The Cougars will be off until the Region VI Championships April 23-24. Those will take place in Liberal.