Meridian Star


February 20, 2014

Meridian CC tennis teams top Hinds CC

MERIDIAN — The Meridian Community College men’s tennis team improved their 2014 record to 1-2 as they defeated Hinds Community College on Tuesday, 9-0.  

In men’s doubles, the No. 1 team of Kevin Millet and Chris Mallette defeated Hinds’ DeVonte Thomas and Julian Johnson 8-4. The No. 2 doubles team of Cody Gallenbeck and Judson Watson won 8-5, and at three doubles, MCC’s Reed Wade and TJ Carter defeated Jonathan Bethea and Peter Bethea, 8-1.  

In single’s action, Meridian took all nine courts. No. 1 singles player Millet defeated Thomas, 6-4, 6-2; Chris Mallette won at No. 2, 6-4, 6-0; and the No. 3 singles player, Will Rogers, breezed to an easy win, 6-1, 6-1.  

Judson Watson also took an easy win over Jonathan Bethea, 6-2, 6-1; Reed Wade won at No. 5 singles by a score of 6-0, 6-2; and the No. 6 singles player, Cody Gallenbeck, won 6-0, 6-1..

In women’s action, Meridian won the match 8-1. Meridian took all courts except No. 6 singles, which was the last match of the day. Taylor White lost to Reagan Chisolm in a hard-fought match.  

At one doubles, MCC won 8-1. At two, the score was MCC 8-2, and at three, the score was 8-6 after Meridian had a commanding

6-1 lead. At one singles, MCC won 6-2, 6-2, in No. 2 singles, Jenni Smith won, 6-2, 6-2. At three, Madison Gillette won 6-0,

6-2; and at four, Caroline Terry won 6-1, 6-0.  

Meridian’s No. 5 breezed to a 6-1, 6-1 win. The women are now 3-0 on the season.

The Meridian  women will travel to Snead State in Boaz, Ala., for a match on Friday. Both teams will return to action Thursday in a home match against Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Northeast Tennis Center, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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