Men's Tennis Falls on the Road to Barton, 6-3

Men's Tennis Falls on the Road to Barton, 6-3

WILSON, NC- Barton claimed four of six victories in singles matches, as the Bulldogs defeated Belmont Abbey, 6-3, Saturday at the Barton Tennis Complex in Wilson, NC. The Crusaders are now 2-6 overall, 0-3 in Conference Carolinas, while Barton improves to 5-4 overall, 3-0 in league play.

The Crusaders opened up the match, claiming one match in doubles competition. In flight #2, Grant Goldin/Young-Jin Kang, claimed a hard-fought, 8-5 victory over Jake McCartney and Yaxi Pintado.

The Abbey recorded singles' victories at the #1 and #2 flights. Both Baez and Kang capped off a perfect 2-0 day with victories. Baez defeated Jake McCartney in three sets, 1-6, 6-1. 6-3, while Kang defeated Jesus Gil in straight sets, 6-1, 7-5.

Baez finished the Mount Olive-Barton weekend trip with a perfect 4-0 overall record in matches.

The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, March 1 for a Carolinas Conference match against Lees- McRae. First serve is at 2:00PM from the Michael Reidy Tennis Center.


Singles competition

1. Juan Baez (BAC) def. Jake McCartney (BARTON) 1-6, 6-1, 6-3

2. Rafael Ruiz Velasco (BARTON) def. James Delaney (BAC) 7-6, 7-6

3. Nick Genest (BARTON) def. Grant Goldin (BAC) 7-5, 6-0

4. Young-Jin Kang (BAC) def. Jesus Gil (BARTON) 6-1, 7-5

5. Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) def. Laine Harrett (BAC) 6-0, 6-0

6. Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. Eduardo Escobar (BAC) 6-1, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Rafael Ruiz Velasco/Jesus Gil (BARTON) def. Juan Baez/James Delaney (BAC) 8-4

2. Grant Goldin/Young-Jin Kang (BAC) def. Jake McCartney/Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) 8-5

3. Nick Genest/Daniel Radu (BARTON) def. Laine Harrett/Michael Rapsik (BAC) 8-2