Meridian Star


February 20, 2014

ECCC men’s, women’s tennis squads come up short vs. Jones Co.

ELLISVILLE — East Central Community College’s tennis squads dropped decision to Jones County Junior College in matches played Tuesda on the Ellisville campus.

The Lady Diamond Warriors were blitzed 8-0, and the Warriors fell 8-1.

In women’s singles, Hannah Smith of Leake Academy fell to Anna Ready, 6-3, 6-0; Alana Turner of Florence lost to Jenna Hegwood, 6-2, 6-2; Amber Pierce of Leake Academy fell to Brenda Hegwood, 6-2, 6-3; Nan Hartness of Winston Academy lost to Krissy Stutts, 6-0, 6-0; Katlyn Patrick of Forest fell to Elizabeth Wright, 6-0, 6-0; and Lauren Peterson of Forest was defeated by Brooke Martin, 6-0, 6-1.

In women’s doubles, Turner and Pierce fell to Anna Ready and Jenna Hegwood, 8-0; Peoples and Hartness were edged by Brenda Hegwood and Martin, 9-7; and Peterson and Patrick were blitzed by Stutts and Wright, 8-0.

Brandon St. Clair of Newton County was the winner for EC, as he defeated Ryan Young, 6-4, 4-6 (10-6).

In other singles results, Juan Miranda of Morton fell to Graham Lightsey, 6-2, 6-1; Daniel Giles of Union lost to Eric Swisher, 6-3, 6-1; Javon Yarbrough of Louisville fell to Josiah Lim, 6-3, 4-6 (10-6); Ethan Rigdon of Union lost to Ryan Young, 6-1, 6-0; and Tanner Moore of Winston Academy fell to Caleb Byrd, 6-2, 6-4.

East Central squads host Holmes Community College at 2 p.m. Monday on the EC courts in Decatur.

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