SCCC Tennis Teams Bury Barton

Brock Kappelmann - April 20, 2019 6:57 am

No. 7 Lady Saints breeze past Cougars

GREAT BEND, Kan. – The seventh-ranked Seward County Community College women’s tennis team posted a sweep of Region VI rival Barton Community College, 9-0, on Monday. The Lady Saints improved to 11-4.

The Lady Saints host the Region VI Tournament on Friday, April 26 at Blue Bonnet Park.

Seward jumped out to a 3-0 advantage by taking all three doubles matches. No. 1 Patricia Panta and Maria Aveiga and No. 2 Alena Macharova and Sofia Belluco had competitive matches, but came out on top, 8-5 and 8-5. Panta and Aveiga beat Julia Candiotto and Mariane Lima while Macharova and Belluco defeated Gwendolen Sior and Claudia Sumaia. No. 3 Alisa Handrugan and Eva Liu posted an 8-0 win against Sara Martin and Gabrielle Herzog.

The Lady Saints continued their dominance on the singles side. No. 1 Panta ousted Candiotto, 6-0, 6-0, No. 2 Aveiga beat Lima, 6-2, 6-3, No. 3 Macharova needed three sets, but defeated Sumaia, 6-1, 4-6, 10-6, No. 4 Handrugan cruised past Martin, 6-0, 6-0 and No. 5 Eva Liu knocked off Herzog, 6-2, 6-2. No. 4 Belluco earned a win through a Barton default for the sweep.

No. 3 Saints prevail in tough contest against Cougars
GREAT BEND, Kan. – The third-ranked Seward County Community College men’s tennis team earned a hard-fought victory over Region Vi rival Barton Community College, 6-3, on Monday. The Saints are 12-5 overall.

Seward plays at Oklahoma Baptist at 3 p.m. on Monday and then hosts the Region VI Tournament on Friday, April 26 at Blue Bonnet Park.

The matches were close all day long. The Saints jumped out to a 2-1 lead in doubles when No. 1 Gabe Nery and Sander Jans handled Sebastian Pino and Guido Luna, 8-1, and No. 3 Carlo Izurieta and Francisco Vargas squeezed out a victory Oswaldo Cano and Mariano Cabrera, 8-6. The Cougars got in the win column when No. 2 Nic Rousset and Hugo Lobo lost to Octavio Carrasco and Tom Letecheur, 6-8.

Barton tied the matches at 3-3 by winning two of the first singles matches. No. 2 Lobo fell to Cano, 4-6, 1-6, and No. 3 Izurieta fell to Pino, 6-3, 3-6, 8-10. No. 4 Jans held on to beat Cabrera, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8.

With the matches tied at three, Seward took over and won the final three matches. No. 1 Rousset posted a 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 win over Luna to put the Saints ahead and No. 6 Alex Mesquida Berg defeated Letecheur, 6-1, 6-1 to give them the win with an insurmountable lead at 5-3. No. 5 Nery finished off the day with a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Carrasco.


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