Barton men’s tennis makes it four straight victories, 4-3 over Tiffin

Barton junior Rory Gaydon prevailed at second singles and second doubles in a 4-3 victory over Tiffin (Ohio) at Hilton Head Island, S.C.  Photo by Matt Proseus
Barton junior Rory Gaydon prevailed at second singles and second doubles in a 4-3 victory over Tiffin (Ohio) at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Photo by Matt Proseus

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The Barton men's tennis team (5-6) increased its winning streak to four matches with a tight victory over Tiffin (Ohio) (6-6), 4-3, Friday morning at the Van de Meer Tennis Center.

The Bulldogs were led by two of their top players:  sophomore Diego Agudelo (Bogata, COLOMBIA) and junior Rory Gaydon (Dartmouth, ENGLAND).  Both players won at singles and doubles with Agudelo pulling out a three-setter at first singles:  6-4, 6-7 and 10-4 over Tiffin's Santiago de le Rosa Mora (Gijon, SPAIN).

Agudelo also teamed with sophomore Oscar Marmestedt (Akersberga, SWEDEN) to defeat the duo of Nikita Parfenov (Limassol, CYPRUS) and Toby Cutting (Ipswich, UNITED KINGDOM) by a 6-2 score at No. 1 doubles.  Agudelo has also won four consecutive matches in singles and doubles action.

Gaydon partnered with freshman James Kelly (Mazabuka, ZAMBIA) to win at second doubles for the fourth time in the last five contests, a close 7-6 triumph.

Barton next opens Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday, March 12, against Belmont Abbey in Belmont, N.C., beginning at 2:00 p.m., while Tiffin hosts Ashland next Saturday, March 16.