Meridian Star


February 27, 2014

ECCC tennis squads split with Hinds

DECATUR — East Central Community College's tennis squads split decisions with Hinds Community College in matches held Tuesday.

The Warriors cruised to an 8-1 victory while the Lady Warriors fell by a 6-3 margin.

EC winners in men's singles were Juan Miranda of Morton, who beat Devonte Thomas, 0-6, 6-3, 12-10; Javon Yarbrough of Louisville, a 6-1, 6-2 victor over Aaron Gray; Brandon St. Clair, a product of Newton County High School, who defeated Jonathan Bethea, 6-2, 6-1; Ethan Rigdon of Union, who posted a 6-4, 7-5 decision over Melvin McNair; and Tanner Moore of Winston Academy, who edged Austin Pevy in by a 6-3, 6-3 decision. Daniel Giles of Union dropped his match to Julian Johnson by a 7-5, 6-2 score.

The Warriors won all three doubles matches, as Miranda and Giles defeated Thomas/Gray, 9-7; Yarbrough and Moore beat Johnson/McNair, 8-4; and St. Clair and Rigdon clipped Bethea/Pevy, 8-3.

In women's singles, EC winners were Amber Pierce of Leake Academy, who beat Jenneast Lofton, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3; and Lauren Peterson of Forest, who edged Reagan Chisolm, 6-4, 6-4.

Hannah Peoples of Winston Academy fell to Brittany DeCamp, 6-1, 6-1; Alana Turner of Florence fell to Kelly Carlson, 3-6, 6-2, 11-9; Nan Hartness lost to C. Fox, 2-6, 6-2, 10-7; and Hannah Smith of Leake Academy dropped a 6-0, 6-2 decision to Jessica Parker.

Peoples and Hartness were the lone doubles winner, as they posted an 8-5 win over Carlson/Parker.

In other results, Turner and Pierce fell to DeCamp/Lofton, 8-1; and Katlyn Patrick and Kristine Jenkins, both of Forest, lost to Chisolm/Hicks by an 8-3 margin.

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