CCC men netters open season Monday

By Steve Sell
February 28, 2017

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.