ELLINWOOD — Central Christian College’s men’s tennis team opened 2017 play on Monday with a 9-0 exhibition loss to junior college power Barton County.
Because it’s an exhibition, it doesn’t count toward the Tigers’ record.
The closest match came at No. 2 singles where Andres Padilla lost in a tiebreaker.
Also competing for the Tigers in singles were Carlos Padilla, Gallagher Martin, Brandon LeMarche, Zach Bueford and JD Williams.
Doubles teams were the Padillas, Bueford-LaMarche and Martin-Williams.
“It was a hard match today, but the guys played well,” first-year CCC coach Karen Martinez said.
Central opens the season for real on Friday at Winfield in a triangular with Southwestern and John Brown University.