by Cory Guinn
Greenville, N.C. – Senior Jake McCartney picked up a doubles victory and a singles victory in Barton's 6-1 loss to NCAA Division I opponent East Carolina University on Tuesday afternoon at the River Birch Tennis Complex.
One point is awarded in doubles against NCAA Division I competition, and East Carolina earned that point by claiming wins in two of the three matchups. Barton's duo of McCartney and freshman Rory Gaydon were able to defeat ECU's No. 3 doubles team by a score of 6-4 to give BC positive momentum.
In singles competition, the Pirates clinched the match with five separate wins. Freshmen Alexandre Alves and Ermanno Galimberti played ECU tough in the No. 6 and No.5 positions, respectively, while McCartney was a 1-6, 7-5, 10-7 winner in the No. 2 spot.
Barton will match up once again with a Division I opponent when it travels to take on UNC Charlotte on Saturday, April 15 in its final regular season contest.
East Carolina 6, Barton 1
1. Vlad Anghel (ECU-M) def. Julian Bosch (BARTON) 6-2, 6-3
2. Jake McCartney (BARTON) def. Freddie McGeehan (ECU-M) 1-6, 7-5, 10-7
3. Ronny Georgi (ECU-M) def. Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) 6-1, 6-3
4. Javier Renones (ECU-M) def. Rory Gaydon (BARTON) 6-2, 6-1
5. Will Bissett (ECU-M) def. Ermanno Galimberti (BARTON) 6-2, 7-5
6. Austin Allen (ECU-M) def. Alexandre Alves (BARTON) 6-2, 7-6 (1-0)
1. Freddie McGeehan/James Ling (ECU-M) def. Julian Bosch/Jesus Gil (BARTON) 7-6 (1-0)
2. Kasey Countee/Ronny Georgi (ECU-M) def. Yaxi Pintado/Ermanno Galimberti (BARTON) 6-3
3. Jake McCartney/Rory Gaydon (BARTON) def. Vlad Anghel/Javier Renones (ECU-M) 6-4
Barton College 11-7
East Carolina University 15-7
Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (1,3,4,5,6,2)