LINDSBORG — It was a no-sweat day Saturday for Bethany College’s men’s tennis team, which blanked Kansas Wesleyan and Tabor by 9-0 counts.
The Swedes won their match against the Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan University in 90 minutes due to KWU having only four players on its roster.
Michiel Van Den Bogaert won 6-2, 6-2 in No. 1 singles play. In the No. 2 spot, Aaron Moses, Jr. won 6-2, 6-1, followed by a 6-1, 6-0 victory by Andreas Brune in the No. 3 position. David Barbieri won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 4 singles.
Manuel Raga /Edgardo Tapia won No. 1 doubles 8-2 and Brune-Barbieri won 8-0 at No. 2.
Bethany also went undefeated against Tabor College in another quick contest.
In No. 1 singles, Mensford Owusu won 6-2, 6-3, followed by a 6-2, 6-1 victory by Amir Rahbar. Moses, Jr. was victorious 6-1, 6-3, followed by wins by Tucker Clary, 6-1, 6-2, Brune 6-2, 6-2, and Barbieri 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles action, Owusu/Moses, Jr. topped Tabor 8-4. Rahbar/Clary won 8-2, and Brune/Barbieri won by 8-0 shutout.
"David Barbieri looked strong again, winning his singles 6-0, 6-0 and his doubles with Andreas Brune 8-0, finishing each match in under half an hour," said Bethany coach Vic Bateman.
The Swedes are currently 2-0 in the KCAC, and 12-0 overall. The squad has a big match Monday at McPherson College.