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Bula wins No. 1 singles title at NJCAA
Bula, Davidson 2nd in No. 1 doubles; Barton 3rd as a team
Cougar men take 4th at NJCAA Tourney;
Ramirez wins No. 6 singles

Men's and Women's Tennis 02-03

Upcoming Fall Tennis Contests Recent Tennis News

May 4-8
Women's Tennis - at College Station, Texas
(at Texas A&M University)
NJCAA Division II National Championships

May 11-17
Men's Tennis - at Plano, Texas
(at Collin County Community College)
NJCAA Division II National Championships

Mark Lewis takes over Barton tennis program
Mark Lewis has been named as the coach of Barton County Community College tennis program, taking over for Jeff Beaman, who departed for a job in New Mexico. Lewis, like Beaman, played collegiate for the Cougars.
Lewis, a native of San Saba, Texas, graduated from Barton County in 2000 after playing two seasons for the Cougars. He played No. 1 doubles and No. 3 singles during his sophomore season. Lewis and his partner were ranked in the top five nationally in doubles during his sophomore year.

Great Bend High player signs to play tennis at Barton County
Sam Wrinkle, a senior at Great Bend High School, recently signed to play tennis for Barton County Community College next fall. Jeff Beaman, who just completed his 3rd and final season as coach at Barton County, recruited Wrinkle to the Cougars.
Wrinkle just completed play at the Class 5A Regional in Newton, taking 4th in the singles event and qualifying for the 5A State Tennis Tournament at the Coleman Tennis Complex in Wichita, Friday and Saturday.

Cougars take 4th at NJCAA Tennis Tournament
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team finished in the Top 5 in the country for the 3rd consecutive year, placing 4th at the recent NJCAA Tournament in Plano, Texas. The Cougars scored 31 points to take 4th, behind Tyler Junior College, Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, and Georgia Perimeter. Tyler won with 47 points, followed by ABAC and Georgia Perimeter with 40 points. The Cougars were runners-up the last two seasons.
The Cougars also crowned a national champion in Luis Ramirez, who captured the No. 6; singles title. Anibal Aranda and Simon Thornewill each made it to the semifinals in their respective draws before losing as well.

Bula wins No. 1 singles; Barton records highest finish ever
The Barton County women’s tennis team ended with a season to remember, capturing the highest finish in the history of the women’s tennis program. Barton County took 3rd at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament, completed Thursday in College Station, Texas.
In addition to the 3rd place finish, Barton crowned a singles National Champion as Tetyana Bula won the No. 1 singles draw for Barton. Bula and Kayci Davidson teamed to take 2nd place in No. 1 doubles as well for the Cougars.

Bula, Davidson earn spot in NJCAA National Championship finals
The Barton County women’s tennis team will have two entries playing for the NJCAA Division II National Championships tomorrow in College Station, Texas. Tetyana Bula will be playing for two titles, earning her way to the finals of the No. 1 singles and teaming with Kayci Davidson in No. 1 doubles for another crack at the title. One more Cougar made the semifinals before losing and three more Cougars lost in the quarterfinals.
As a team, the Cougars are currently sitting in 3rd place, which would be the highest finish ever for Barton County. Barton has one 4th and two 6th place finishes over the years at the NJCAA tournament.

Coach Beaman leaving Barton County for Santa Fe
The NJCAA National Tennis Tournaments this spring will be the final ones for Jeff Beaman as the coach of the Barton County Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams. Coach Beaman has accepted an assistant coaching job at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico. Beaman has been the head coach at Barton County for three seasons.
During his first two seasons, the Cougar men have finished as NJCAA runner-up both years and will attempt to earn another top 5 spot this May at the NJCAA National Tournament.

Cougar men runner-up at Region VI meet
The Barton County men’s tennis team came up just short of another Region VI title, coming in 2nd at the Region VI meet in Wichita recently. The Cougars were crowned Region VI champion in one doubles event and three singles events. Cowley County won the event. Cowley won the event by a mere 1/2 point.

Bula wins No. 1 singles; Bula, Davidson win No. 1 doubles
The Barton County women’s tennis team came up just short in its quest for a Region VI title, but finished a close 2nd to Johnson County. The Cougars were 1 1/2 points shy of the top spot. The Cougars did crown a pair of Region VI Champions as Tetyana Bula remained unbeaten in No. 1 singles this season on her way to the No. 1 single title. Bula and Kayci Davidson combined to win the No. 1 doubles as well.