Men's Tennis Falls at MCC in Final Regular Season Match

Men's Tennis Falls at MCC in Final Regular Season Match

The East Central Community College men's and women's tennis teams played their final regular season matches before next week's State/Region 23 Tournament, falling to the nationally ranked teams from Meridian Community College in matches played in Meridian.

The ECCC women lost 7-2 to No. 23 ranked Meridian, while the East Central men fell 9-0 to No. 10 Meridian.

East Central returns to Meridian April 19-21 for the 2018 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State/National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament. 

East Central freshman Bethany Wellerman will be the No. 1 seed in her flight at the State/Region 23 Tournament. The product of Newton County Academy beat Meridian's Katherine Mitchell 6-0, 6-1 to cap an undefeated MACJC season. Wellerman is now 11-0 against state teams.

In the women's doubles matches at Meridian, EC's Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Tatiana Quinonez (Bogota, Colombia) defeated Meridian's Julia McCarty/Amanda Lowery, 8-6; Meridian's Rachel Sollie/Kennedy Rodriguez defeated EC's Alexis Tindall of Newton County Academy and Caylee Grace Yarborough of Loyd Star, 8-2; and Meridian's Mitchell/Kelsea Baksh beat EC's Julia Johnston of Florence and Sara Mazzella of Newton County Academy, 8-4.

In the women's singles, McCarty beat EC's Gomez, 6-1, 6-4; Rodriguez defeated EC's Quinonez, 6-1, 3-1, retired; Sollie beat EC's Tindall, 6-2, 6-1; Lowery defeated EC's Yarborough, 6-1, 6-2; Wellerman defeated Mitchell; and Baksh beat EC's Johnston, 6-2, 6-3.

In the men's doubles action, Meridian's Will Swindoll/Lachlan Ivulich beat EC's Tom Langelaar of Veldhoven, Netherlands/Joseph Jabour of Warren Central, 8-3; Meridian's Marco Puric/Callan Shinall beat EC's Willie Wooten of Warren Central/Landon Gibson of Clarkdale, 8-3; and Meridian's Max Mauney/Ethan Clopton defeated EC's Jake Wofford of East Webster and Emontie Lewis of Terry High School, 8-5.

In the men's singles, Puric beat EC's Langelaar, 6-3, 6-1; Ivulich beat EC's Jabour, 6-0, 6-2; Meridian's Zachery Presnall defeated EC's Wooten, 6-1, 6-1; Shinall beat EC's Lewis, 6-1, 6-2; Mauney defeated EC's Gibson, 6-0, 6-2; and Swindoll beat EC's Isaac Keen of Winston Academy, 6-0, 6-1.

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