The East Central Community College tennis teams picked up a pair of 9-0 road wins over the teams from Holmes Community College in matches played Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Goodman.
With the shutout wins, the ECCC men are now 3-1 on the season, while the Lady Warriors improved to 2-2.
"Our women needed this win," said ECCC head coach Jay Pacelli. "I'm counting on this to be the start of good things to come. It was also nice to see our talented first-year players get victories."
Pacelli said that his men's side was absent freshman Dylan Barnett out of Newton County due to illness, and he was proud of how others players stepped up.
Men's Doubles Results:
EC's Chris Lawrance (York, Western Australia) and Isaac Santitto (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia) defeated Nicholas Bails and Joshua Maughan, 8-0; EC's Peyton Chaney (Newton County) and Will Ladner (Stone County) defeated Dallas Elmore and Jaime Hernandez, 8-1; and EC's Isaac Keen (Winston Academy) and Jake Wofford (East Webster) won by forfeit.
Men's Singles Results:
EC's Lawrance defeated Elmore, 6-0, 6-0; EC's Santitto defeated Bails, 6-0, 6-0; EC's Dominick Donaldson (Florence) defeated Maughan, 2-6, 6-2, 10-9; EC's Keen defeated Hernandez, 6-0, 6-2; EC's Wofford defeated Ben Skelton, 6-0, 6-0; and EC's Chaney won by forfeit.
Women's Doubles Results:
EC's Ali Grace Walker (Newton County) and Josie Hurst (Newton County) defeated Alexis Kahmann and Khin Lwin, 8-2; EC's Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Kayla Baucum (Newton County) defeated Kayla Douglas and Emily Evans, 8-2; and EC's Bethany Wellerman (Newton County Academy) and Alexis Tindall (Newton County Academy) defeated Mackenzie Hunt and Shelly Duncan, 8-0.
Women's Singles Results:
EC's Gomez defeated Kahmann, 6-2, 6-2; EC's Walker defeated Lwin, 6-0, 6-0; EC's Tindall defeated Douglas, 6-0, 6-0; EC's Hurst defeated Evans, 6-0, 6-0; EC's Wellerman defeated Hunt, 6-0, 6-0; and EC's Madison Crapps (Pisgah) defeated Duncan, 6-2, 6-2.
East Central will face Southwest in Summit at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 15. Next week, the teams travel to Meridian for matches at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, and then to Fulton to face Itawamba at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. The next home matches are at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, when Gulf Coast visits the Tennis Complex in Decatur.