BC men’s tennis team has strong showing in Methodist Invitational tourney

Members of the Barton College men's tennis team display some of the hardware earned during this weekend's Methodist Invitational.
Members of the Barton College men's tennis team display some of the hardware earned during this weekend's Methodist Invitational.

by Benny Benton

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Members of the Barton College men's tennis team reached the finals or third-place match in each of the top six singles and top three doubles flights during individual competition over the weekend at the Methodist Invitational.

Sophomore Julian Bosch earned a championship at No. 1 singles by sweeping through Nicolas Yanes of Averett University in the quarterfinals (6-1, 6-2), Matthew Moody of Hampden-Sydney College in the semifinals (6-2, 7-6), and Jose Cortijos Planas of University of Mount Olive in the finals (6-1, 6-3).

Bosch, a resident of Germany, also claimed a title at No. 1 doubles along with teammate Jesus Gil. The tandem defeated RJ Clement and Coleman Baker of host Methodist University in the quarterfinals (8-2), Caius Blomqvist and Yanes of Averett in the semifinals (8-7), and Jacob Andress and Leal of Belmont Abbey College in the finals (8-3).

Three BC players earned runner-up finishes in singles play by reaching title matches – sophomore Ermanno Galimberti at No.2, freshman Alessandro Gerbino at No. 5, and freshman Oscar Marmestedt at No. 6.

Galimberti and Gerbino also combined for a second-place showing at No. 2 doubles, and Marmestedt teamed with sophomore Rory Gaydon to capture a runner-up spot in No. 3 doubles.

Gil and Gaydon both won their third-place matches in singles play, Gil in the No. 2 slot and Gaydon at No. 4.

Complete results are available here.