ECCC Tennis Teams Finish Abbreviated Season with National Rankings

April 25, 2020

Although their seasons were cut short due to the Coronavirus, the East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams both are included in the final Oracle/ITA JUCO Top 25 polls.

The ECCC men are ranked No. 20 in the most recent poll and third among Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges men’s teams.

East Central Tennis Teams Drop 5-4 Matches to Jones

March 11, 2020

Four nationally ranked tennis teams hit the courts at the ECCC Tennis Complex Tuesday, March 10, with the men’s and women’s teams from Jones College each claiming 5-4 wins over the teams from East Central Community College.

With the losses, the No. 20 ranked ECCC Lady Warriors are now 8-4 on the season and the Warriors are 7-5. The No. 19 Jones Lady Bobcats remain undefeated at 11-0, while the No. 20 Bobcats improve to 11-2.

ECCC Tennis Teams Sweep Second Straight Conference Matches

March 7, 2020

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams picked up their second MACJC conference sweep in as many days with a pair of wins at Copiah-Lincoln in Wesson on Friday, March 6.

The No. 20 East Central Lady Warriors defeated the No. 25 ranked Co-Lin Lady Wolves 7-2, while the Warriors defeated the Wolves 8-1.

The ECCC Lady Warriors are now 8-3 on the season and the Warriors are 7-4.

ECCC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams Sweep Meridian

March 6, 2020

The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams picked up big conference match wins over visiting Meridian Community College Thursday, March 5, at the Tennis Complex on the campus in Decatur.

The No. 20 East Central Lady Warriors defeated the No. 23 Meridian Lady Eagles 5-4, while the Warriors defeated Meridian 7-2.

The matches originally began on Feb. 4, but were suspended at that time due to weather.

The ECCC Lady Warriors are now 7-3 on the season and the Warriors are 6-4.

ECCC Men’s Tennis Defeats Gadsden State 5-4

February 29, 2020

The No. 20 ranked East Central Community College men’s tennis team stepped out of conference to defeat Gadsden State (Ala.) 5-4 in a match played Saturday, Feb. 29, at the ECCC Tennis Complex on campus.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 4-4. The No. 25 ranked Gadsden State Cardinals are 0-4.

“We survived against a Gadsden State team that fought us tooth and nail,” said ECCC head tennis coach Jay Pacelli. “Our top two doubles teams bounced back today after tough loses at Jones yesterday.”

ECCC Tennis Teams Get Road Sweep Over MACJC Foe Itawamba

February 22, 2020

The No. 21 ranked East Central Community College men’s tennis team avenged a season-opening loss to Itawamba with a 5-4 win, while the No. 20 ECCC Lady Warriors defeated the Itawamba Lady Indians 7-2 for the second time this season in matches played Friday, Feb. 21, on the ICC campus in Fulton.

With the win, the Lady Warriors are now 4-2 on the season and the Warriors are 2-3. The Itawamba men are now 3-3, while the Lady Indians are 0-5.

The two teams opened the season back on Jan. 31 with matches on the ECCC campus.

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