March 4, 2018
East Central sophomore Emontie Lewis serves during doubles action against Jones County. (EC Photo)
The East Central Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams dropped home matches Saturday, March 3, against nationally ranked teams from Jones County Junior College.
The East Central women lost a 7-2 match to the No. 22 ranked Jones County Lady Bobcats, and the ECCC men fell 8-1 to the No. 22 ranked Jones County Bobcats.
In the women’s doubles matches, EC’s Gabriela Gomez (Bogota, Colombia) and Tatiana Quinonez (Bogota, Colombia) lost to Mireia Jordan/Ariadna Jordan, 8-3; EC’s Alexis Tindall of Newton County Academy and Caylee Grace Yarborough of Loyd Star lost to Beth Owen/Kaylee McLaurin, 8-2; and EC’s Julia Johnston of Florence and Sara Mazzella of Newton County Academy fell to August Parker/Brooke Cran, 9-7.
In the women’s singles, EC’s Gomez lost to Mireia Jordan, 6-0, 6-1; EC’s Quinonez lost to Ariadna Jordan, 6-0, 6-0; EC’s Tindall fell to Owen, 6-0, 6-0; EC’s Yarborough lost to McLaurin, 6-2, 6-4; EC’s Bethany Wellerman out of Newton County Academy beat Parker, 6-3, 7-6; and EC’s Johnston defeated Cran, 6-1, 6-2.
In the men’s doubles action, EC’s Tom Langelaar (Veldhoven, Netherlands) and Joseph Jabour of Warren Central defeated Noel Monsalve/Mitar Milosavljevic, 8-4; EC’s Willie Wooten of Warren Central and Landon Gibson of Clarkdale lost to James Estrada/Erich Fischer, 8-2; and EC’s Emontie Lewis of Terry and Jake Wofford of East Webster lost to Cody Courtney/Jed Slover, 8-2.
In the men’s singles, EC’s Langelaar lost to Milosavljevic, 6-1, 6-3; EC’s Wooten lost to Monsalve, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s Jabour lost to Courtney, 6-3, 6-4; EC’s Lewis lost to Estrada, 6-4, 6-3; EC’s Gibson lost to Fischer, 6-2, 7-6; and EC’s Isaac Keen of Winston Academy lost to Daniel Tanious, 7-6, 6-4.
Next week, the East Central men and women will host Copiah-Lincoln Community College on March 8 at 2 p.m. and then Itawamba Community College on March 9, also at 2 p.m. The ECCC men will face Gadsden State Community College (Ala.) on Saturday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the Tennis Complex in Decatur.