Camels win third-straight match as CU sweeps Barton, 7-0

Lukas Schaefer
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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Fighting Camels are riding a three-match win streak as Campbell defeated Barton College in a sweep, 7-0, Friday afternoon at the Nisbet Tennis Center. Sophomores Gerard Sola (4-0) and Dustin Werner (3-0) won their singles matches to remain unbeaten this spring.

The Camels (4-1) began the match with a 6-1 doubles win from Fabien Ayet and Louis Monterosso over Robbie Taylor and Rory Gaydon. Lukas Schaefer and Nicolas Rakitin won their second-straight doubles match against Jake McCartney and Yaxi Pintado, 6-2, clinching the doubles point for CU. The Bulldogs (0-1) got their only win of the day on doubles court two, as Lorenz Schwab and Werner fell to Julian Bosch and Jesus Gil, 6-4.

Campbell junior Jonathan O'Neal made quick work of Alex Alves on court six, winning his singles flight 6-1, 6-0. Sola took care of business on court three, defeating Gaydon 6-0, 6-2 for his sixth-straight singles win dating back to the Wake Forest Invitational on Nov. 13, 2016. Freshman Fernando Clemente clinched the win for CU on court six as he won 6-0, 6-3 over BC's Ermanno Galimberti. Rakitin earned his third-straight singles victory on court two, beating Bosch 6-4, 6-1.

On court four, Werner picked up the first set quickly over Pintado, 6-0. Werner found himself trailing 3-2 early in the second set, but fought back to earn a win in straight sets, 6-0, 7-5. Schaefer competed in the longest match of the day for CU as he faced McCartney. After narrowly taking the first set, Schaefer trailed 4-2 in the second but was able to force a tiebreaker and eventually win the match, 7-6(2), 7-6(3), to clinch the sweep for Campbell.

Up next, the Campbell men will host the Spartans of USC Upstate in their third-consecutive home dual match. The regional tennis action is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 beginning at noon. For the most up-to-date information on Campbell tennis, follow @GoCamelsTennis on Twitter.