GREAT BEND, Kan. – The seventh-ranked Seward County Community College women's tennis team posted a sweep of Region VI rival Barton Community College, 9-0, on Monday. The Lady Saints improved to 11-4.
The Lady Saints host the Region VI Tournament on Friday, April 26 at Blue Bonnet Park.
Seward jumped out to a 3-0 advantage by taking all three doubles matches. No. 1 Patricia Panta and Maria Aveiga and No. 2 Alena Macharova and Sofia Belluco had competitive matches, but came out on top, 8-5 and 8-5. Panta and Aveiga beat Julia Candiotto and Mariane Lima while Macharova and Belluco defeated Gwendolen Sior and Claudia Sumaia. No. 3 Alisa Handrugan and Eva Liu posted an 8-0 win against Sara Martin and Gabrielle Herzog.
The Lady Saints continued their dominance on the singles side. No. 1 Panta ousted Candiotto, 6-0, 6-0, No. 2 Aveiga beat Lima, 6-2, 6-3, No. 3 Macharova needed three sets, but defeated Sumaia, 6-1, 4-6, 10-6, No. 4 Handrugan cruised past Martin, 6-0, 6-0 and No. 5 Eva Liu knocked off Herzog, 6-2, 6-2. No. 4 Belluco earned a win through a Barton default for the sweep.