Monday, March 4, 2019

ECCC Tennis Teams Sweep Southwest For Second Time This Season

For the second time in two weeks, the East Central Community College tennis teams swept Southwest Mississippi Community College in matches played Friday, March 1, at the ECCC Tennis Complex on the campus in Decatur.

Both the Warriors and Lady Warriors won by scores of 9-0. The ECCC men and women both have 5-3 team records.

“It was a solid sweep against a scrappy Southwest men’s team,” said ECCC head tennis coach Jay Pacelli. “We were also able to get extra matches in for some of the guys not in the regular lineup and that was nice. Our women took care of business today. I believe the best is yet to come for this group.”

Men’s Doubles Results:
EC’s Chris Lawrance (York, Western Australia) and Isaac Santitto (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia) defeated Daniel Espinosa and Skyler Rasberry, 8-3; EC’s Dylan Barnett (Newton County) and Peyton Chaney (Newton County) defeated Matthew Phillips and Luke Morgan, 8-1; EC’s Isaac Keen (Winston Academy) and Jake Wofford (East Webster) defeated Cullin Hendry and Hunter Burgess, 8-0.

Men’s Singles Results:
EC’s Lawrance defeated Espinosa, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s Santitto defeated Rasberry, 6-1, 6-1; EC’s Barnett defeated Phillips, 6-2, 6-0; EC’s Keen defeated Morgan, 6-3, 6-1; EC’s Will Ladner (Stone County) defeated Hendry, 6-1, 6-0; and EC’s Chaney defeated Jexequiel Dela Cruz, 6-4, 6-1.

Women’s Doubles Results:
EC’s Josie Hurst (Newton County) and Ali Grace Walker (Newton County) defeated Alli Smith and Kimberly San, 8-1; EC’s Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Kayla Baucum (Newton County) defeated Megan White and Sarah Robinson, 8-0; and EC’s Bethany Wellerman (Newton County Academy) and Alexis Tindall (Newton County Academy) won by forfeit.

Women’s Singles Results:EC’s Gomez defeated Smith, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s Hurst defeated San, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s Walker defeated White, 6-3, 6-1; EC’s Tindall defeated Robinson, 6-0, 6-0; and EC’s Wellerman and Madison Crapps (Pisgah) won by forfeit.

East Central will host Hinds at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, before traveling to Jones College in Ellisville for matches at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Copiah-Lincoln will visit the ECCC Tennis Complex at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.