ECCC Men's Tennis Drops Road Match at No. 18 Hinds

ECCC Men's Tennis Drops Road Match at No. 18 Hinds

The Hinds Community College tennis teams defeated the East Central Community College Warriors and Lady Warriors in MACJC matches played Tuesday, April 2, on the Hinds campus in Raymond.

The No. 18 ranked Hinds Eagles won the men's match 9-0, while the Hinds Lady Eagles defeated the No. 25 ranked ECCC Lady Warriors 5-4. The two teams split back in March, with the Lady Warriors winning 5-4 and the Warriors losing 7-2.

The East Central women are now 10-7 on the season, while the ECCC men are 8-9.

"It was a tough loss for the women," said ECCC head tennis coach Jay Pacelli. "Hinds played well. We had some good individual performances from Ali Grace Walker, Bethany Wellerman, and Kayla Baucum."

Men's Doubles Results:
Hinds' Mateo Garcia and Carlos Trujillo defeated EC's Chris Lawrance (York, Western Australia) and Isaac Santitto (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia), 8-4; Hinds' Chris Adams and Bryce Livingston defeated EC's Dylan Barnett (Newton County) and Peyton Chaney (Newton County), 8-3; and Hinds' Eric Holmes and Drew Rexrode defeated EC's Will Ladner (Stone County) and Jake Wofford (East Webster), 8-1.

Men's Singles Results:
Trujillo defeated EC's Lawrance, 6-3, 7-5; Garcia defeated EC's Santitto, 6-1, 6-3; Holmes defeated EC's Barnett, 6-1, 6-1; Livingston defeated EC's Isaac Keen (Winston Academy), 6-3, 6-4; Adams defeated EC's Wofford, 6-1, 6-2; and Rexrode defeated EC's Chaney, 6-1, 6-2.

Women's Doubles Results:
EC's Josie Hurst (Newton County) and Ali Grace Walker (Newton County) defeated Hinds' Paula Gutierrez and Danna Gonzalez, 8-4; Hinds' Anna Hayden Taylor and Ayrelle Grace Waters defeated EC's Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Kayla Baucum (Newton County), 8-6; and Hinds' Courtney Buffington and Madison Curtis defeated EC's Alexis Tindall (Newton County Academy) and Bethany Wellerman (Newton County Academy), 8-4.

Women's Singles Results:
Gutierrez defeated EC's Gomez, 6-3, 6-2; EC's Walker defeated Hinds' Gonzalez, 5-7, 6-3 (10-5); Curtis defeated EC's Hurst, 6-2, 6-0; Hinds' Olivia White defeated EC's Tindall, 6-3, 6-1; EC's Wellerman defeated Taylor, 5-7, 6-1 (10-5); and EC's Baucum defeated Buffington, 6-2, 4-6 (10-4).

East Central will host Marion Military (Ala.) at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and then close out its home schedule with Sophomore Day against Itawamba at Noon on Saturday, April 6.

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