BC men netters stay perfect at 10-0

By Bethany College Sports Information
March 30, 2014

LINDSBORG — The Bethany College men's tennis team again showed why it is ranked in the top 15 teams in the nation on Saturday. 

The Swedes breezed through both Barton County Community College and Doane College, winning both matches 9-0.

Against Barton, Manuel Raga and Edgardo Tapia won their doubles match 8-2. Raga won his singles 6-4, 6-4 while Tapia won 6-1 and 6-4. Amir Rahbar and David Barbieri won No. 2 doubles, 8-1. Rahbar easily won his No. 3 singles match, winning 6-0 in both sets. Like his doubles partner, Barbieri also won his No. 6 match 6-0 in both sets.

Aaron Moses, Jr. and Andreas Brune defeated their No. 3 double opponent, 8-1. Moses, Jr. went on to win his No. 4 singles match 6-1, 6-0 while Brune won his No. 5 singles match 6-0, 6-1.

When the Swedes played the Tigers, it was much of the same. Raga and Tapia started the match strong winning No. 1 doubles 8-6. Mensford Owusu and Moses, Jr. picked up the No. 2 doubles win, 8-2.

Owusu won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets, 6-2 and 6-4. Moses, Jr. won the No. 4 singles match 6-1 and 6-0. Rahbar and Barbieri completed the doubles sweep with an 8-1 No 3doubles win. Rahbar and Barbieri also picked up clean sweeps in their No. three singles and No. 6 singles matches, winning 6-0, 6-0.

Michiel Van Den Bogaert beat his No. 2 singles opponent 6-0, 6-0. Brune finished out the Swedes scoring winning his No. 5 singles match 6-1 and 6-0.

"I was impressed how our guys played hard, stayed focused and took care of business in the lower part of our lineup," Bethany coach Vic Bateman said. "Raga and Tapia looked very good in their 8-2 win against Barton. The No. 1 doubles they faced had just beat the No. 1 junior college team in the country so I was very pleased with their win. Owusu also look good playing No. 1 in his match vs. Doane"

The Swedes remain perfect on the season starting off the year 10-0. Bethany will be in action again next weekend when it plays Kansas Wesleyan University and Tabor College.