Tyler Waddell – Sports Information Graduate Assistant
Wilson, NC – The Pfeiffer University men's tennis team (4-6, 0-2 CC) had a difficult time on the courts Wednesday afternoon in what was a 7-2 loss to Barton College at the Barton Tennis Complex. With the win, the Bulldogs improve to 5-3 and have won four matches in a row.
Pfeiffer trailed 2-1 after doubles play, picking up a win at the No. 2 position from Raul Ruiz and Alex Woerner over Rory Gaydon and Yaxi Pintado, 8-5. The Falcons were then able to tie the match 2-2 when Bjorn Barnwinski defeated Jake McCartney (6-3, 2-6, 7-5) at No. 1 singles. However, Barton reeled off five straight wins at positions No. 2-6 to take the decisive match victory.
The Falcons will resume action on Saturday, March 11 at noon.
1. Bjorn Barwinski (PFUMT) def. Jake McCartney (BARTON) 6-3, 2-6, 7-5
2. Julian Bosch (BARTON) def. Axel Woerner (PFUMT) 7-6 (6-3), 6-3
3. Yaxi Pintado (BARTON) def. Thomas Hubble (PFUMT) 6-4, 6-3
4. Rory Gaydon (BARTON) def. David Weir (PFUMT) 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
5. Ermanno Galimberti (BARTON) def. Eduan Louw (PFUMT) 6-2, 6-0
6. Jesus Gil (BARTON) def. Raul Ruiz (PFUMT) 6-4, 6-1