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Barton men’s tennis finishes 7th at NJCAA Championships
The Barton County Community College tennis team finished 7th at the NJCAA Championships this past week in Plano, Texas. The Cougars advanced one doubles team to the semifinals and had a singles player finish as runner-up in the consolation side of the draw. Nearly every Cougar entry was eliminated from the tournament by one of the highest seed in their respective draw. This is the 6th straight season the men have finished in the top 7 spots at the national meet.

Lage, Perez advance to semifinals at No. 1 doubles in NJCAA meet
The Barton County Community College top men’s tennis doubles team moved into the semifinals of the NJCAA Championships Wednesday afternoon to remain the only participants from Barton left in the main draw of the Championships. Garrett Rebel has played his way into the consolation finals of the No. 5 singles. Both singles players that advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday were knocked out of the tournament as was the No. 2 doubles team for Barton. Play will continue Thursday and wrap up Friday in Plano, Texas on the campus of Collin County.

Cougars advance 2 singles and 2 doubles to quarterfinals
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis moved a pair of singles players and a pair of doubles teams in the quarterfinals Tuesday morning at the NJCAA National Tennis Championships in Plano, Texas. Victor Lage and Chris Paish both earned their way to the quarterfinals in No. 2 and No. 4 singles while Lage teamed with Andres Perez at No. 1 doubles and Paish with Olivia Fabre at No. 2 doubles both made it to the quarterfinals. The two singles players and one doubles team that lost were both eliminated by highly seeded players. In addition to the main draw, Garrett Rebel has worked his way into the semifinals of the No. 5 consolation draw. The Cougars are tied for 6th place in the standings after the opening two days of play.

Cougars have good 1st day at NJCAA Men’s Tennis Tournament
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team had a good opening day of the NJCAA National Championships Monday, advancing all 3 doubles teams and the top 4 singles players into the 2nd round. The other 2 singles players will move into the consolation draw. The Cougars will have some tough matches today as they try to advance into the quarterfinals at Collin County College in Plano, Texas. Two of those singles winners get seeded players in the 2nd round while one doubles team will get a seeded team for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Barton men’s tennis captures Region VI Title
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team can officially call themselves the best team in Region VI. The Cougars triumphed in a hard fought tournament in Wichita. The men accumulated 20 points, good enough for a one point victory over Seward County with 19 points. The standings followed with Johnson County in 3rd by one half of a point over 4th place Cowley. Hutchinson came in 5th place and Independence in 6th. Barton won 4 out of the 10 draws in all, 3 in singles and 1 in doubles. The Region VI championship earns the Cougars a spot in May’s NJCAA Championship Tournament at Collin, Texas.

Barton women’s tennis takes 4th at Region VI Tournament
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team has wrapped up their season. The past weekend they traveled to Wichita to compete in the Region VI Tournament. In addition to Barton, 5 other teams from the Jayhawk Conference were at the meet. Barton would take 4th place with 3 points. Johnson County won the tournament, winning the Region VI title. Cowley County placed 2nd, Seward County 3rd, Hutchinson 5th, and Independence took 6th place.

Men’s tennis falters in barn-burner against Johnson County
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team was in Topeka on Monday to take on the Johnson County Cavaliers. The recent fad of the Cougars finding themselves in close matches was still very apparent when the slugged it out with Johnson. In the end, Barton was on the wrong side of a 5-4 score, dropping their record to 5-7 on the season. The men will return to action in a week, taking on Cowley County in Wichita on April 18.

Women’s tennis struggles continue at Johnson
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team traveled to Topeka on Monday for a match with Johnson County. The recent struggles of the team, however, would continue against the Cavaliers. The Cougars suffered another sweep, this time at the hands on Johnson, by the score of 9-0. This loss drops Barton’s season record to 1-8. Up next, the Cougars will travel to Wichita on April 18 to take on Cowley County.

Men’s tennis drops struggle against Seward
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team played host to the Seward County Saints on Monday in a hard fought match between Jayhawk Conference foes. In the end, it was Seward coming out victorious over the Cougars by the score of 5-4. The loss brings Barton’s record for the season to 5-6. They will have to quickly put the loss behind them as they return to action on Friday when they host Nebraska-Kearney before the Barton Invitational on Saturday.

Women’s tennis falls to Seward
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team returned home Monday to host Seward County after spending a tough weekend in Oklahoma. The Cougars luck was not any better, dropping the contest by the score of 9-0. The loss drops the women’s record to 1-7 on the year. Barton will now be on a two week break before traveling to Wichita to take on Cowley.

Men’s tennis goes 2-1 at Oklahoma
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team was victorious in 2 of their 3 matches in Oklahoma this weekend. The two wins evens the Cougars record at 5-5, the first time they have hit the .500 mark all season. Barton’s lone loss came at the hands of Collin County Community College while they took wins from Seminole State and Arkansas Fort-Smith. The Cougars return to action on Monday when they host Jayhawk West opponent Seward County in Great Bend.

Women’s tennis drops two in Oklahoma trip
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team took a weekend trip to Ada, Oklahoma and came back sore. They dropped both matches of the weekend, one on Friday to Arkansas-Fort Smith and one on Saturday to Collin County Community College. The season has been rough for the Cougars so far, playing with only 5 women. At the end of the weekend, their record stands and 1 win and 6 losses.

Barton men run season record to 3-4
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis finished up a busy two-week stretch in which they improved their record from their 0-2 start to a mark of 3-4. Barton started the week hosting Hutchinson and Bethany at Great Bend before ending up in Wichita with matches against Baker, Newman, and Friends. The Cougars are off until Friday when they travel to spend their weekend in a tournament in Ada, Oklahoma.

Barton women’s tennis opens season at 1-4
The Barton County Community College women’s tennis team has gotten their season off to a rocky start. With their first five matches, in a total of 3 meets, under their belt, their record stands at 1-4. It should be noted that with only 5 competitors for Barton, some matches were dropped due to forfeit. The Cougars have played 2 of those meets in Wichita, and hosted the other right at home in Great Bend. Barton will be back in action this weekend when they take a trip to Ada, Oklahoma to take on Seminole State, Collin County, and Arkansas-Fort Smith.

Barton drops to 0-2 with loss against Northwest Missouri State
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team was back on the road this weekend when they traveled to Topeka to take on Northwest Missouri State. The road trip did not treat the Cougars well, falling to their foes from Missouri by the score of 7-2. Barton managed just two victories, one in singles and one in doubles competition.

Barton drops first spring meet against East Central Oklahoma
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team kicked off their spring season on February 4 in Wichita against East Central Oklahoma. Barton took 2 of their 3 doubles matches, while winning just 2 of 6 singles contests. Barton lost the meet to East Central Oklahoma by the score of 5-4, starting their season with an 0-1 record. The Cougars will be back in action Friday when they travel to Texas to take on Tyler Junior College.

Barton well represented in ITA Fall rankings
The Barton County Community College men’s tennis team pulled in the No. 4 ranking in the fall edition of the ITA Rankings for NJCAA Men’s Tennis. The Cougars dominated their fall regional, leading to the high honor. In addition to the stellar team ranking, Barton also placed four in the individual rankings, and two doubles teams into the doubles rankings.

Perez wins ITA Fall Regional singles; Fabre/Lage capture doubles
To say the Barton County Community College men’s tennis team dominated the ITA Small College Fall Central Regional just might be an understatement. The Cougars worked their way to an all Barton final in both singles and doubles with Andres Perez pulling the upset in the singles finals while favorites Olivier Fabre and Vitor Lage captured the doubles title in Wichita last weekend. Those winners will move on to the ITA National Small College Championships in Fort Meyers, Fla. later this month.

Bwalya wins Great Bend Adult Open tournament
Barton County tennis coach Sydney Bwalya won the singles and teamed up to win the doubles of the Great Bend Adult Tennis Open this past weekend. Bwalya did not lose a set in the competition as he rolled to the singles title and doubles titles. In the double he teamed with Taylor Bieberle to win the doubles in easy fashion as well.