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Friday-Sunday, April 16-18
Men's Tennis - at Wichita, Kansas
Barton in Region VI Championships
Men 1st in Region VI Championships

Women's Tennis - at Wichita, Kansas
Barton in Region VI Championships
Women 3rd in Region VI Championships

Sunday-Wednesday, May 2-6
Women's Tennis -
at College Station, Texas
Barton in Women's NJCAA Championships

Monday-Friday, May 10-14
Men's Tennis -
at Plano, Texas
Barton in Men's NJCAA Championships
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Cougars have tough day in Quarterfinal matches at NJCAA
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team had a tough day Wednesday at the NJCAA National Championships in quarterfinal action. The Cougars had 8 of their 9 entrants in the quarterfinals but only one escaped to the semifinals. The No. 2 doubles team of Loic Hereson and Gui Cury, unseeded in the draw, made it to the semifinals with a win over the draw’s 3rd seeded team. They will take on the 2nd seed in the draw today for the right to move into the finals tomorrow.

Barton advances 8 to quarters; big matches today at NJCAA
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team faced a little more competition on day 2 of the NJCAA National Tennis Championships in Plano, Texas, but advancing on was still a common theme for the Cougars. Barton moved all but 1 entrant into the quarterfinals, where the Cougars will hook up with some stiff competition today.

Cougars move all entrants into 2nd round at NJCAA Tourney
It was a pretty easy day for the Barton County Community College men’s tennis team during the opening day of the NJCAA National Tournament at Plano, Texas on the campus of Collin County. Barton moved its entrants in the 2nd round of the winner’s bracket in all 9 draws – only two of them contested. Six entrants received byes, another advanced by default while Guiherme Jasmin and Sam Wrinkle earned wins at No. 5 and 6 singles on the court. Second round matches are today.

Kitch and Miller capture Consolation Bracket in No. 2 doubles
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team had a consolation champion at the NJCAA National Tournament as well as two more consolation runner-ups at the tournament to be complete today at College Station, Texas. Staci Kitch and Lindsay Miller won the consolation bracket of the No. 2 doubles while Kim Klug and Lindsey Stickney came in as runner-ups in the No. 3 doubles consolation bracket. Becky Koochel also made it to the consolation finals in No. 3 singles, coming in as the runner-up.

Cougar women still have entries in consolation bracket of NJCAA's
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team still has 3 entrants alive in the consolation bracket of the NJCAA National Tournament in College Station, Texas. The Cougars have one singles entrant – Becky Koochel – and a pair of doubles teams – Staci Kitch/Lindsay Miller and Kim Klug/Lindsey Stickney – in the semifinals of the consolation bracket.

Barton women advance to NJCAA tennis tournament
When the Barton County Community College women’s tennis team concluded the final match of the Region VI Tennis Tournament with a loss in the No. 3 doubles title contest, it looked like the Cougars had come up just short of a return trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in College Station, Texas the first week of May. Barton was sitting with 12.5 points while Seward County had the 3rd and final spot in the Region with 13 points. Then came word that Seward County had one more point than they should have. The change was made and suddenly the Cougars were on their way to the NJCAA tournament by the slimmest of margins. Cowley County won the meet with 20 points followed by Johnson County with 16. Cowley, Johnson and Barton will move on to the National Tournament May 2-6.

Cougar men capture Region VI Tennis title
From start to finish it was a weekend of high emotions for the Barton County Community College tennis team at the Region VI Meet in Wichita. By the time the weekend had come to an end, Barton County was sitting above every other team in the conference – crowned Region VI Champions. The Cougars, expected to finish as low as 4th, won the meet with 19.5 points, followed by Cowley County with 17.5. Independence was 3rd with 15.5 points while Johnson County (13) and Seward County (5) rounded out the team scoring in a region that had 5 teams ranked in the Top 10. The top 3 teams advance to the NJCAA National Tournament.

Klug keeps tradition; will play tennis at Barton County
Taylor Klug will keep the family tradition going next season. She recently singed a letter of intent to play tennis for the Barton County Community College tennis team next season. That puts the Claflin High School senior in the footstep of several past siblings and relatives who have found their way to Barton County. She is the 5th Klug to participate for the Cougars.

Rebel to play tennis for Barton County next season
Great Bend’s Ty Rebel will stay close to home next season, signing a letter-of-intent to play tennis for the Cougars starting next fall. The Great Bend High School senior is currently finishing up his high school career with the Panthers.

Cougar men drop two duals to 4-year schools
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team found the going difficult in recent matches with Wichita State University and Washburn University in road matches. The Cougars, who entered those matches with a stellar 8-1 mark and a No. 5 ranking in the NJCAA dropped to 8-3 with an 8-1 loss to WSU and a 6-3 loss to Washburn.

Barton men earn 6-3 win over No. 12 Seward County
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team continued its string of wins over ranked foes, this time knocking off No. 12 Seward County by a 6-3 score in a home tilt. The Cougars took 5 of 6 single matches and just 1 of 3 doubles matches to earn the win. It was the 4th straight win over a ranked opponent during the last couple of weeks. The Cougars knocked off the No. 6, 9, and 13 teams a couple of weeks ago in Texas and Oklahoma.

Barton women score win over No. 5 Seward County
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team scored a huge win Thursday over the No. 5 ranked Seward County Saints by a tight 5-4 score. The women, ranked No. 13 in the nation, rode a 2-1 advantage in the doubles to the win after splitting singles matches 3-3. Kim Klug scored the game-winner in her victory at No. 6 singles in the final match of the day.

Cougar men run mark to 7-1 with wins over ranked foes
The Barton County Community College tennis team proved its worth during a 3-day tour of Texas and Oklahoma, competing against some of the top teams in the country. Barton won all 3 matches against teams ranked in the Top 13 in the poll. The Cougars, ranked No. 5, defeated No. 9 Temple (Texas), 7-2; No. 6 Collin County (Texas), 5-4; and No. 13 Seminole (Okla.), 7-2.

Barton women score win over No. 11 Seminole to end trip
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team scored a big road win recently when travel to Seminole (Okla.) and scored a 7-2 win over the No. 11 ranked team in NJCAA The No. 13 ranked Cougars earned the win with a dominated effort in singles, winning 5-1 in singles and 2-1 in doubles.

2003 Fall Central Regional Championships

Thornewill, Despotovski earn spot in Fall Nationals
Two members of the Barton County Community College tennis team have earned the right to play in the International Tennis Association Fall Small College National Championships with their wins at the Central Regionals last week. Simon Thornewill advanced in singles for the Cougars then teamed with Kruno Despotovski to win the doubles. The pair will move on to Corpus Christi for the National Championships. With the win in both singles and doubles, Thornewill became the first Cougar to win both in the Fall Regional.