Bulldogs end league play with 8-1 win over North Greenville

Barton honored seniors (L-R) Daniel Radu, Nick Genest, Rafael Ruiz-Velasco and Smiljana Kljajic on Saturday in a pre-match ceremony at the Barton Tennis Complex. | Photo by Cory Guinn
Barton honored seniors (L-R) Daniel Radu, Nick Genest, Rafael Ruiz-Velasco and Smiljana Kljajic on Saturday in a pre-match ceremony at the Barton Tennis Complex. | Photo by Cory Guinn

by Cory Guinn

WILSON, N.C. – The Barton College men's tennis team ended its Conference Carolinas schedule with a 8-1 triumph over North Greenville University on Saturday afternoon at the Barton Tennis Complex.

Barton was ahead 3-0 after doubles play as the No. 3 duo of seniors Nick Genest and Daniel Radu won 8-3. BC's No. 2 tandem of Jake McCartney and Yaxi Pintado also won 8-3 before the No. 1 doubles team of Jesus Gill and Rafael Ruiz-Velasco won 8-5.

Ruiz Velasco won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles before Pintado secured the match win for Barton with a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles. With the victory, Pintado finishes the season 9-0 against Conference Carolinas singles competition.

Radu earned a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5, followed by a 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles by Gil. North Greenville got its only point of the match with a 6-2, 6-0 win in the No. 1 position as Genest ended the day with a 7-5, 6-1 victory at No. 3 singles.

Barton travels to Greenville, N.C. on Wednesday, March 13 for a non-conference match against Division I East Carolina University before competing in the conference tournament at the end of the month.

BARTON 8, NORTH GREENVILLE 1

Singles:
1. Sjors van Eck (NGU) def. Jake McCartney (BARTON) 6-2, 6-0
2. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) def. Jose Gomez (NGU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Nick Genest (BARTON) def. Alejandro de la Torre (NGU) 7-5, 6-1
4. Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) def. Marcel Yshikawa (NGU) 6-1, 6-0
5. Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. Edmundo Torres (NGU) 6-1, 6-2
6. Jesus Gil (BARTON) def. Eduardo Santana (NGU) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles:
1. Jesus Gil/Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) def. Jose Gomez/Eduardo Santana (NGU) 8-5
2. Jake McCartney/Yaxi Pintado(BARTON) def. Sjors van Eck/Marcel Yshikawa (NGU) 8-3
3. Nick Genest/Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. Alejandro de la Torre/Edmundo Torres (NGU) 8-3

Records:
North Greenville 6-7, 4-2 CC
Barton 12-8-1, 7-2-1 CC

Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (2,4,5,6,1,3)