by Cory Guinn
BRISTOL, TENN. – The Barton College men's tennis team won its 10th match of the season of Saturday morning defeating King University 5-4 on the road.
The Bulldogs held a 2-1 lead after doubles play after wins at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. The duo of juniors Jake McCartney and Yaxi Pintado won 8-7 (7-3) at No. 2 followed by a 8-7 (8-6) win at No. 3 by the team of seniors Nick Genest and Daniel Radu.
Radu followed his doubles performance with a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 5 singles before King even the match at 3-3 with victories at No. 3 and No. 1 singles.
Pintado won at No. 4 singles 6-2, 6-3 as the Tornado once again evened the score with a three-set win at No. 2 singles. Freshman Jesus Gil came up big in the N. 6 singles spot, winning 6-3, 6-4 to give Barton its second straight victory and fifth in Conference Carolinas play.
Barton hosts Southern Wesleyan at the Barton Tennis Complex on Friday, April 8 before ending the regular season against Pfeiffer University at home on Saturday, April 9 in Wilson.
BARTON 5, KING 4
1. Moritz Poswiat (KING) def. Jake McCartney (BARTON) 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
2. Lenny Keswani (KING) def. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
3. Luis Delgado (KING) def. Nick Genest (BARTON) 6-3, 6-1
4. Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) def. Philipp Lindauer (KING) 6-2, 6-3
5. Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. Jannis Walter (KING) 6-3, 6-3
6. Jesus Gil (BARTON) def. Kyle Logue (KING) 6-3, 6-4
1. Luis Delgado/Moritz Poswiat (KING) def. Rafael Ruiz Velasco/Jesus Gil (BARTON) 8-5
2. Jake McCartney/Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) def. Jannis Walter/Philipp Lindauer (KING) 8-7 (7-3)
3. Nick Genest/Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. Kyle Logue/Lenny Keswani (KING) 8-7 (8-6)
Barton College 10-8, 5-2 CC
King University 9-8, 4-2 CC
Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,3,1,4,2,6)