East Central Community College’s tennis squads dropped decisions to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in matches held Friday, Feb. 28 in Wiggins.
The Warriors were edged 5-4 and the Lady Warriors were outscored by a 7-1 margin.
EC winners in men’s singles were Juan Miranda of Forest, who defeated Matt Barlow, 7-5, 1-6, 11-9; Javon Yarbrough of Louisville, who clipped DeAngelo Vaxter, 6-1, 6-1; and Ethan Rigdon of Union, who beat Tyler Youngblood, 0-6, 6-2, 10-6.
In other results, Daniel Giles of Union lost to Travous Wilson, 6-4, 6-2; Brandon St. Clair of Newton County fell to Bobby Vo, 6-0, 6-4; and Tanner Moore of Winston Academy dropped a 6-3, 6-1 decision to Josh Johnson.
In men’s doubles, Warriors Miranda and Giles teamed to defeat Wilson/Johnson, 8-6. In other results, Yarbrough and Moore fell to Barlow/Vaxter, 8-6; and St. Clair and Rigdon fell to Vo/Youngblood, 8-2.
Alana Turner of Florence was the lone Lady Warrior winner, as she earned a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kit Chowdhary in women’s singles.
In other results, Hannah Peoples of Winston Academy fell to Christa Owen, 6-0, 6-1; Amber Pierce of Leake Academy lost to Tori Rose, 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 10-6; Nan Hartness of Winston Academy fell to Brittany Buker, 6-2, 6-0; Hannah Smith of Leake Academy lost to Annissia Johnson, 6-1, 6-3; and Lauren Peterson of Forest fell 6-1 6-3 to Aliesha Barlow.
In women’s doubles, Turner and Pierce were edged by Owen/Chowdhary, 8-5; Peoples and Hartness were clipped by Rose/Buker, 8-5; and Peterson and Katlyn Patrick of Forest were blanked 8-0 by Johnson/Barlow.
East Central hosts Northeast Mississippi Community College Tuesday, March 4, beginning at 2 p.m. on the Decatur campus.
Dianne O’Neill serves as ECCC tennis coach.