The nationally ranked Jones College tennis teams handed East Central Community College a pair of losses in MACJC matches played Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Tennis Complex on the ECCC campus in Decatur.
The No. 17 ranked Jones women defeated the ECCC Lady Warriors 7-2, while the No. 25 ranked Jones Bobcats topped the Warriors 8-1.
It was the home-opening matches for the East Central teams after a pair of road wins over Marion Military Institute (Ala.) last week.
"Josie Hurst and Alexis Tindall won good singles matches against the defending state champion women's team, but as a team would could not finish some close doubles matches," said ECCC head coach Jay Pacelli. "On the men's side, it was a tough match against a ranked team. I'm looking for better things ahead for both teams against Blue Mountain and Co-Lin."
Men's Doubles Results:
JC's Jordi Morey and Noel Monsalve defeated EC's Chris Lawrance (York, Western Australia) and Isaac Santitto (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia), 8-4; JC's Erich Fischer and Jacob Johnson defeated EC's Dylan Barnett (Newton County) and Peyton Chaney (Newton County), 8-4; and JC's James McWilliams and Cody Courtney defeated EC's Isaac Keen (Winston Academy) and Jake Wofford (East Webster), 8-3.
Men's Singles Results:
JC's Morey defeated EC's Lawrance, 7-5, 7-5; JC's Monsalve defeated EC's Santitto, 6-1, 6-2; EC's Barnett defeated JC's Fischer, 6-2, 3-6, 10-7; JC's Johnson defeated EC's Keen, 6-4, 6-1; JC's Courtney defeated EC's Wofford, 6-4, 6-0; and JC' McWilliams defeated EC's Dominick Donaldson (Florence), 6-0, 6-2.
Women's Doubles Results:
JC's Ariadna Jordan and Mireia Jordan defeated EC's Ali Grace Walker (Newton County) and Josie Hurst (Newton County), 8-5; JC's Kaitlyn Craig and Carley Cochran defeated EC's Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Kayla Baucum (Newton County), 9-8 (7-4); and JC's Judith Mills and Danielle Viljoen defeated EC's Bethany Wellerman (Newton County Academy) and Alexis Tindall (Newton County Academy), 8-6.
Women's Singles Results:
Mireia Jordan defeated EC's Gomez, 6-1, 6-1; JC's Ariadna Jordan defeated EC's Walker, 6-0, 6-1; EC's Hurst defeated JC's Craig, 6-2, 4-6, 10-7; EC's Tindall defeated JC's Sarrah Der-Ballout, 6-1, 6-4; JC's Viljoen defeated EC's Wellerman, 6-2, 6-2; and JC's Mills defeated EC's Baucum, 6-1, 6-0.
The Warriors and Lady Warriors will host Blue Mountain College (Miss.) Friday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. in Decatur, before traveling to Wesson on Saturday, Feb. 9, for MACJC play against Copiah-Lincoln at 11 a.m.
Next week East Central travels to Goodman to face Holmes at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and then to Summit to face Southwest at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15.