March 23, 2017
The nationally ranked Meridian Community College tennis teams swept matches from the East Central Community College men’s and women’s teams at the Tennis Complex in Decatur March 22.
The No. 20 ranked Meridian women defeated the ECCC Lady Warriors 9-0, while the No. 13 Meridian men beat the No.17 East Central Warriors 9-0. The East Central women are now 4-6 overall on the season and the men are 6-4.
In the women’s doubles matches, Meridian’s Shelby Zachry/Jordyn Hull beat EC’s Tatiana Quinonez of Bogota, Columbia, and Emily Dykeman of Forest High School, 8-3; Taylor Miller/Rachel Sollie beat EC’s Chaney Mills of Newton County High School and Andi McCrimon of Winston Academy 9-8 (9-7); and Micah Gray/Kyra Holway beat EC’s Samantha McCrimon of Winston Academy and Hannah Payne from Union High School, 8-1.
In women’s singles play, Zachry beat EC’s Quinonez, 6-3, 2-6, (10-3); Hull beat EC’s Mills, 6-3, 6-1; Holway defeated EC’s Samantha McCrimon, 6-1, 6-0; Miller beat EC’s Andi McCrimon, 6-1, 6-1; Sollie defeated EC’s An Duong from Richland High School, 6-2, 6-3; and Gray beat EC’s Dykeman, 6-1, 6-3.
In men’s doubles action against Meridian, the Meridian team of Jason Pimenta/Will Swindoll defeated the EC team of Tom Langelaar from Veldhoven, Netherlands, and Joseph Jabour of Warren Central High School, 8-1; Callan Shinall/Breno Goncalves defeated EC’s John Jimenez of Oruro, Bolivia, and Will Stewart of Newton County High School 8-5; and Noah James/Hathan Hollis beat EC’s Brandon Rogers of Winston Academy and Willie Wooten out of Warren Central High School, 8-6.
In men’s singles play, Pimenta defeated EC’s Langelaar, 6-0, 6-0; Goncalves beat EC’s Jimenez 6-3, 4-6, (10-6); Swindoll beat EC’s Jabour 6-2, 6-0; Shinall beat EC’s Stewart, 6-3, 6-1; James beat EC’s Rogers, 6-2, 6-0; and Will Irvin defeated EC’s Graham Murphree out of Newton County High School, 6-2, 6-3.
The East Central teams return to action at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 24, against Holmes Community College at the Tennis Complex in Decatur.