The Barton County Community College men's tennis team began their 2019-20 campaign this past weekend at the Tiger/Jinx Invitational held in both Arkansas City and Winfield.
Oswaldo Cano went the furthest in the tournament for the Cougars, playing a trio of tough matches in the A-Draw before falling in the finals to top seeded Bruno Suiama of Oklahoma Baptist University 11-9 in the third set tie-break after the duo exchanged 6-4 set victories. Cano's path took out Javier Gonzalez of Cowley College 6-3, 7-5, before dispatching Andres Graterol of OBU 6-4, 6-2. The sophomore dropped the first set of his semifinal match 7-6, but bounced back to even the match with a 6-2 victory before gaining the final's berth in a grueling 10-8 victory.
The Cougars had four individuals reach the quarterfinals of their respective bracket with each getting bounced from the tournament by either the first or second seed with another being dispatched by opponent who won the bracket.
Reaching the B-Draw were sophomores Sebastian Pino and Octavio Carrasco before running into the top two seeds, sophomore Tom Letecheur in the C-Draw falling to the top seed, and Victor Pestana losing to the eventual D-Draw champion.
Carrasco and Pestana were the lone doubles duo to sniff the semifinals but fell 8-5 to the 5th seeded tandem.
Barton's next time on the court is Friday in the two-day Collin Invitational taking place in Plano, Texas.
Complete Men's Results:
- Oswaldo Cano: Defeated Javier Gonzalez (Cowley College) 6-3, 7-5; Defeated Andres Graterol (Oklahoma Baptist University) 6-4, 6-2; Defeated Gianlucca Galdi (OBU) 6-7(2), 6-2, 10-8; *Lost to top seed Bruno Suiama (OBU) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 *Championship match
- Arthur Angles: Lost to 3rd seed Alejandro Orihuela (Cowley) 6-2, 6-1; Lost to Mathias Le-Fort (OBU) 8-3
- 7th seed Sebastian Pino: 1st Rd bye; Defeated Alberto Cabrillo (Tex-Arkana) 6-3, 6-2; Lost to top seed Aaron Brewer (OBU) 6-0, 6-1
- Octavio Carrasco: 1st Rd bye; Defeated Kaey-Den Tan (OBU) 7-6(4), 7-6(2); Lost to 2nd seed Jacob Turley (McPherson) 6-4, 3-6, 10-0
- Tom Letecheur: 1st Rd bye; Defeated David Cruz (Southwestern) 5-7, 6-3, 10-7; Lost to top seed Rhett Rollins (OBU) 7-6(1), 6-2
- Felipe Serrate: Lost to Christian Koninger (McPherson) 6-3, 6-1); Lost to 6th seed Caden Hopler (Cowley) 8-5
- 7th seed Victor Hugo: Defeated Carson Thoma (OBU) 6-1, 6-1; Defeated Gustavo Nomura (Iowa Central) 6-1, 7-5; Lost to Hugo Prats (Friends) 6-2, 6-1
- Jarrett Bowman: Defeated Silas Rosiere (Newman) 6-3, 6-3, Lost to Dominik Gaura (Cowley)
- Robert Frizell: Lost to Logan Williams (Iowa Central) 6-1, 6-0; Lost to Noah Murphy (Southwestern) 8-
- Caden Donnenwerth: Defeated 4th seed Alex England (Iowa Central) 6-4, 6-2; Lost to Kamran Jones (Sterling) 6-2, 7-5
- Oswaldo Cano/Tom Letecheur: Defeated Calandre/Zammit (Iowa Central) 8-5; Lost to Oviedo/Cabrillo 8-4
- Arthur Angles/Sebastian Pino: Lost to 2nd seed Castillo/Orihuela (Cowley) 8-6; Lost to Poi/Moral-Tebar (Southwestern) 8-5
- 3rd seed Octavio Carrasco/Victor Pestana: 1st Rd bye; Defeated Graf/Brown (Emporia State) 8-6; Lost to 5th seed Brauer/Hoopfer (Cowley) 8-5
- Jarrett Bowman/Felipe Serrate: 1st Rd bye; Lost to 7th seed Wahl/Weneger (McPherson) 8-4; Lost to Denike/Canovas (Southwestern)