Seward County Tennis Plays at Home Tomorrow Against Hutchinson C.C. (1:30 p.m.)

The Seward County Community College menís and womenís tennis teams traveled to Barton County Community College last weekend where they each picked up victories over the Cougars and Lady Cougars. The menís program won 10-3 and the Lady Saints won 6-3 over Barton County. Both the Saints and Lady Saints will make their only appearance at home this fall season tomorrow, September 26, hosting Hutchinson C.C. at 1:30 p.m. The Saints will begin play at the SCCC Tennis Courts with the Lady Saints beginning their competition at Blue Bonnet Park, also in Liberal.

The Saints fell behind Barton County in both singles and doubles as the Cougars won in No. 1 and 2 singles and at No. 1 doubles. The Saints depth gave them the advantage with SCCC posting wins at No. 3-through-No. 6 singles, and at both No.2 and No. 3 doubles.

The sophomore combination of Rogerio Yamamoto and Bruno Falcao crushed the Barton County duo at No. 2 doubles, 8-0. Sophomore, Adam Hambleton and freshman, Andy Jeffery, defeated Barton County in No. 3 doubles, 8-6.

Seward Countyís highest singles player with a win was No. 3 singles player, Roberto Martinez (6-2, 6-2). SCCC had no trouble in the remaining singles matches as Luis Cabizuca, Yamamoto and Hambleton combined won in straight sets with a total score of 36-6.

The Lady Saints received a standout performance from No. 2 singles player, Uthala Abdullah, who put SCCC in position to win the dual after winning her match 6-3 and 6-4. Lady Saints No. 1 singles player, Amina Abdullah, lost her singles match (2-6, 4-6) as did No. 3 singles player, Portia Gent (6-7, 3-7, 0-6), therefore, making Uthala Abdullahís match even more vital for SCCC.

Seward County owned the bottom half of singles play with Holly Davis, Erica Herrera and Sanela Dejanovic all winning their singles matches in No. 4, No.5 and No. 6 singles respectively.

Lady Saints No. 1 doubleís pair, Amina and Uthala Abdullah, took care of Barton County 8-4, and Davis and Gent teamed at No. 3 doubles to take the match 9-7.