The East Central Community College tennis teams hosted Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in matches Thursday, Feb. 28, with the Lady Warriors picking up a 6-3 win, and the Warriors dropping a 7-2 match to the visitors from Perkinston.
The ECCC Lady Warriors improved to 4-3 on the season, while the men fell to 4-3.
"It was a good victory for the women," said ECCC head tennis coach Jay Pacelli. "Our top two doubles teams are building confidence and getting better. The men had a good showing against one of the top teams in the state. We got good singles wins from our top two players Chris Lawrance and Isaac Santitto."
Men's Doubles Results:
Gulf Coast's Austin Vos and Cole Wagoner defeated EC's Chris Lawrance (York, Western Australia) and Isaac Santitto (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia), 8-6; Gulf Coast's Evan Chubb and Patrick Roth defeated EC's Peyton Chaney (Newton County) and Dylan Barnett (Newton County), 8-3; and Gulf Coast's Reid Crow and Clint Verrett defeated EC's Isaac Keen (Winston Academy) and Jake Wofford (East Webster), 8-3.
Men's Singles Results:
EC's Lawrance defeated Vos, 4-2 (retired); EC's Santitto defeated Wagoner, 6-2, 6-2; Roth defeated EC's Barnett, 6-1, 6-0; Chubb defeated EC's Keen, 6-1, 6-4; Gulf Coast's Wesley Fontaine defeated EC's Will Ladner (Stone County) 6-2, 6-2; and Gulf Coast's Anthony Schloegel defeated EC's Chaney, 6-2, 6-0.
Women's Doubles Results:
Gulf Coast's Margarita Lopareva and Megan Bankston defeated EC's Ali Grace Walker (Newton County) and Josie Hurst (Newton County) 9-8 (7-4); EC's Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Kayla Baucum (Newton County) defeated Gulf Coast's Chloe Fell and Destiny Davis, 8-1; and EC's Bethany Wellerman (Newton County Academy) and Alexis Tindall (Newton County Academy) won by forfeit.
Women's Singles Results:
Lopareva defeated EC's Gomez, 6-1, 6-0; Bankston defeated EC's Hurst, 6-4, 6-1; EC's Tindall defeated Davis, 6-2, 6-1; EC's Walker defeated Fell, 6-0, 6-0; EC's Wellerman defeated Gulf Coast's Ivy Savell, 6-0, 6-0; and EC's Baucum won by forfeit.
East Central's remains at home to face Southwest on Friday, March 1, at 1 p.m., before hosting Hinds on Tuesday, March 5, at 2 p.m.