Sunday, March 25, 2018

ECCC Men’s Tennis Wins First Match of Season, Teams Sweep

The East Central Community College men’s tennis team picked up its first win of the spring season with a 9-0 victory over Holmes Community College, while the East Central women also defeated the Holmes women 9-0. The matches were played Friday, March 23, at the new Tennis Complex on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

With the team sweep, the Warriors are now 1-8 on the spring season, while the Lady Warriors improved to 5-4.

Following a home match against Wallace State Community College (Hanceville, Ala.) on Saturday, March 24, the Warriors and Lady Warriors will host Meridian Community College on Tuesday, March 27, at 3 p.m. The ECCC teams will then make a visit to Holmes Community College in Goodman on Wednesday, March 28, for matches at 2 p.m.

“This was a good state victory for our men, who were way overdue,” said ECCC tennis coach Jay Pacelli. “I believe we can get on a roll now. For the women, it was a solid victory against a shorthanded Holmes team.”

In the men’s doubles action, EC’s Tom Langelaar (Veldhoven, Netherlands) and Joseph Jabour of Warren Central defeated Holmes’ Dallas Elmore/Marcus Montfort, 8-1; EC’s Willie Wooten of Warren Central and Landon Gibson of Clarkdale beat Joshua Maughan/Nic Bails, 8-4; and EC’s Jake Wofford of East Webster and Emontie Lewis of Terry defeated Chris Stuckey/Richard Hernandez, 8-1.

In the men’s singles, EC’s Langelaar beat Elmore, 6-3, 6-2; EC’s Jabour beat Montfort, 6-1, 7-5; EC’s Wooten defeated Jacob Hawkins, 6-0, 6-1; EC’s Lewis beat Maughan, 6-1, 6-2; EC’s Gibson defeated Bails, 6-2, 6-0; and EC’s Isaac Keen of Winston Academy defeated Rylee Artman, 6-2, 6-0.

In the women’s doubles matches, EC’s Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Tatiana Quinonez (Bogota, Colombia) beat Holmes’ Alexia Kahmann/Avery Terrell, 8-2; EC’s Alexis Tindall of Newton County Academy and Caylee Grace Yarborough of Loyd Star defeated Lucy Oakes/Hanna Thomas, 8-0; and EC’s Julia Johnston of Florence and Sara Mazzella of Newton County Academy won by default.

In the women’s singles, EC’s Gomez beat Kahmann, 6-0, 6-3; EC’s Quinonez beat Thomas, 6-0, 6-0; EC’s Bethany Wellerman of Newton County Academy beat Terrell, 6-0, 6-0; EC’s Johnston defeated Oakes, 6-2, 6-0; and EC’s Tindall and Yarborough both won by default.