Meridian Star


April 22, 2014

ECCC tennis upends Holmes

DECATUR —  East Central Community College’s tennis teams recorded victories over Holmes Community College in matches held Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Goodman.

    The Lady Warriors cruised 8-1 and the Warriors posted a 7-2 victory.

    In women’s singles, Hannah Peoples of Winston Academy defeated Johanna White, 6-1, 6-0; Alana Turner of Florence beat Laurie Alvis, 6-2, 6-2; Amber Pierce of Leake Academy defeated Jennifer Rule, 6-2, 6-4; Nan Hartness of Winston Academy beat Katherine Woods, 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Smith of Leake Academy beat Lori Nesbitt, 6-1, 6-2; and Katlyn Patrick of Forest defeated Anna Claire Shores, 7-5, 6-1.

EC winners in women’s doubles were Turner and Pierce, who defeated Alvis/White, 8-4; and Peoples and Hartness, an 8-0 winner over Rule/Woods.     Kristine Jenkins and Lauren Peterson, both of Forest, were clipped 8-6 by Shores and Elizabeth Petro.

    In men’s singles, Juan Miranda of Morton beat Devin Langham, 6-2, 6-2; Daniel Giles of Union defeated Dylan Throgmorton, 6-1, 6-2; Javon Yarbrough of Louisville beat Rami Jamileh, 6-2, 6-1; Brandon St. Clair of Newton County High School defeated Will Godfrey, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2: Robert Strong of Forest beat Justin Sawyer, 6-2, 6-0; and Tanner Moore of Winston Academy beat John Crews, 1-6, 6-2, (10-6).

    Miranda and Giles won their doubles match by an 8-1 decision over Throgmorton/Sawyer.

Yarbrough and Moore fell 8-6 to Godfrey/Jamileh, and St. Clair and Rigdon were clipped 8-4 by Langham/Crew.

    EC’s tennis program is led by head coach Robert Thompson and adjunct coach Dianne O’Neill.

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