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BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Barton College men’s tennis team offered stout opposition at No. 1 doubles and No. 5 singles in dropping a 9-0 nonconference decision to Bluefield State College on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs dropped to 1-5 against an experienced Bluefield squad that improved to 3-4 with its second consecutive win.
At No. 1 doubles, Barton’s Rory Gaydon-Oscar Marmestedt dropped a 9-7 decision to the Big Blues’ Alex Rudenco-Luke Busse.
At No. 5 singles, Barton’s Alessandro Gerbino was turned back 6-3, 7-6 (5) by Bluefield’s Tom Schmieta.
The Bulldogs launch a three-match homestand against Mercyhurst University at 2 p.m. Thursday.
BLUEFIELD ST. 9, BARTON 0
Alex Rudenco-Luke Busse (ER) def. Rory Gaydon-Oscar Marmestedt 9-7; Iganacio Pulido-Tom Schmieta (ER) def. Jesus Gil-Diego Agudelo 8-3; Giorgi Datashvili-Arthur Figuiere (ER) def. Alessandro Gerbino-Hugh Ryder 8-0.
Rudenco (ER) def. Gaydon 6-3, 6-2; Figuiere (ER) def. Marmestedt 6-3, 6-2; Datashvili (ER) def. Agudelo 6-2, 6-2; Pulido (ER) def. Gil; Schmieta (ER) def. Gerbino 6-3, 7-6 (5); Busse (ER) def. Ryder 6-0, 6-2.