By TODD MOORE
Barton Sports Info
The 6th ranked Barton Community College women's tennis team remained undefeated on the season racking up an 8-1 win Saturday over Iowa Central Community College to wrap up the Stueder Contractors' Cougar Classic.
Shifting Saturday's action to the Barton indoor court due to cold temperatures, the Cougars did what they did on Friday in winning 2-of-the-3 doubles matches before sweeping singles play.
Barton improves to 9-0 on the season heading into Tuesday's 1:00 p.m. conference opener at 7th ranked Seward County Community College.
Barton's lone loss came at the No. 1 tandem as 10th ranked Clara Penido and Tshegofatso Tsiang were knocked off 7-3 in the tiebreaker to the Tritons' Luzmary Diaz Castillo and Chiarra Fiorenza.
The No. 2 tandems of 20th ranked Luciana Braga and Azul Barrios easily won their match 8-1 over Emma Semery and Makenna Schaffner with the No. 3 duo of Carmen Lyons and Ana Vasilis receiving a forfeit victory putting Barton out 2-1 in the match.
In singles play, 12th ranked Penido got a little vengeance in the top spot of the lineup with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Castillo while 20th ranked Brago handed Fiorenza a 6-2, 6-2 loss.
30th ranked Tsiang and 36th ranked Barrios won by 8-1 and 8-0 scores respectively over Semery and Schaffner in the No. 3 and No. 4 with Lyons blanking the No. 5 spot 8-0 over Meadow Balkenende as the Tritons forfeited the No. 6 spot.