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.