The Barton Community College tennis teams competed this weekend in the Region VI Championships in Liberal, Kansas, for the final tune-up before the national tournament.
Third seeded Oswaldo Cano and Mariano Cabrera were the lone male or female Cougars to advance to the title match, rallying for a Friday first round 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, victory over the second seeded Cowley duo of Nicolas Mougaillard and Killian Dagneaux. The Cougars' tandem fell short in the title match as host Seward County's Nicolas Mougaillard and Killian Dagneaux won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2.
Battling the nation's third ranked Saints and the 6th ranked Tigers of Cowley in the three team regional, the 9th ranked Cougars pushed hard in the other two doubles matchups before dropping a trio of singles matches in three sets.
Barton's women were competitive in doubles play against 6th ranked Cowley and the 8th ranked Saints but in the singles draws the 13th ranked Cougars suffered straight set losses in each of the matches.
The Cougar squads also had to forfeit three matches on the weekend, the men's No. 5 singles slot with the women handing over the No. 3 doubles and the sixth singles spot.
Both teams' next action will be their respective NJCAA Division I Championships as the women travel to Tyler, Texas, May 5-10 with the men traveling to Tucson, Arizona, May 13-17.
D1: #12 Georgina Kaindoah / Takalani Molaoa (Cowley) def. #15 Julia Candiotto / Mariane Lima 6-3, 6-4
D2: #21 Mariana Rodriguez / Aletta Macheli (Cowley) def. #17 Claudia Sumaia / Gwendolen Sior 7-5, 6-3
D3: Eva Liu / Alisa Handrugan (Seward County) def. Sara Martin / Gabrielle Herzog Default
S1: #22 Takalani Molaoa (Cowley) def. #40 Julia Candiotto 6-2, 6-1
S2: #24 Allana Molnar (Cowley) def. #45 Mariane Lima 6-1, 6-3
S3: Aletta Macheli (Cowley) def. #50 Claudia Sumaia 6-3, 6-2
S4: Sofia Belluco (Seward County) def. Gwendolen Sior 6-2, 6-1
S5: Alisa Handrugan (Seward County) def. Sara Martin 6-3, 6-0
S6: Eva Liu (Seward County) def. Gabrielle Herzog Default
D1: #5 Angelo Yasuro Ito Tost / Bruno Suiama (Cowley) def. #21 Guido Luna / Sebastian Pino 6-4, 6-4
D2: Oswaldo Cano / Mariano Cabrera def. Nicolas Mougaillard / Killian Dagneaux (Cowley) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
Nyathi Motlojoa / Nicolas Rousset (Seward County) def. Oswaldo Cano / Mariano Cabrera 6-3, 6-2
D3: Valter Oshiro / Casey Edwards (Cowley) def. Octavio Carrasco / Tom Letecheur 6-2, 6-4
S1: #11 Angelo Yasuro Ito Tost (Cowley) def. #21 Guido Luna 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
S2: #41 Francisco Vargas Sanchez (Seward County) def. #22 Oswaldo Cano 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
S3: #42 Carlo Izurieta (Seward County) def. Sebastian Pino 6-0, 6-1
S4: #50 Valter Oshiro (Cowley) def. Mariano Cabrera 6-1, 6-2
S5: Killian Dagneaux (Cowley) def. Octavio Carrasco Default
S6: Moises Goncalves (Cowley) def. Tom Letecheur 6-2, 5-7, 6-2