Javon Yarbrough of Louisville won his opening match with Bobby Vo of MS Gulf Coast Community College, 6-2, 6-0.
Juan Miranda of Forest defeated Walt Harrington of Meridian Community College with a pair of 6-1 results.
Cole Duty of Louisville beat Brian Allen of Gulf Coast by scores of 6-3 and 6-1.
Robert Strong of Forest cruised past Peter Bethra of Hinds, 6-1, 6-2.
Devin Skinner of Philadelphia, Tanner Moore of Pheba, Ethan Rigdon of Union and Caleb Thomas of Newton all advanced to the consolation bracket in men’s singles, as did the doubles’ teams of Miranda and Yarbrough, Duty and Moore, Strong and Eduardo Santillan of Forest, and Rigdon and Skinner.
Rigdon advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Aaron Gray of Hinds, 8-6, and Reed Kasper of MCC, 8-3. Rigdon lost in the semi-final match to Cody Coins of Itawamba.
Skinner beat Austin Peavey of Hinds 8-2, then fell 8-1 in the quarter-finals to Ahmed Gonna of Marion Military Institute.
Duty and Moore defeated EC teammates Miranda and Yarbrough in the semi-finals by an 8-5 margin, and later captured the consolation bracket by beating the Hinds team of Gray and Peavey, 8-5.
ECCC tennis teams are led by head coach Robert Thompson and adjunct coach Dianne O’Neill.