Barton Downs Guilford, 9-0, in Men's Tennis

Turner Votipka, Trevor Cox (John Bell photo, Touch A Life Photography)
Turner Votipka, Trevor Cox (John Bell photo, Touch A Life Photography)

WILSON, N.C. –Barton College did not drop a set in a 9-0 men's tennis win over visiting Guilford College Thursday.

The NCAA Division II Bulldogs (6-1) improved to 18-3 in dual-match doubles play by winning all three doubles contests. Rafael Ruiz and Jake McCartney claimed an 8-4 win over Guilford's Turner Votipka and Erik Meiler in the first-doubles flight.

Ruiz led the hosts' sweep of all six singles contests with a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Votipka in the number-one flight. McCartney downed Meiler, 6-2, 6-0. The Bulldogs' Max Leppert defeated Guilford's Trevor Cox at third-singles, 6-3, 6-1.

Guilford (1-2) continues its streak of four matches In four days Friday (2/28) when it hosts Roanoke College in a 3:00 p.m. Old Dominion Athletic Conference match at McMichael Centennial Class Courts.