April 13, 2017

Both the Jones County Junior College men’s and women’s tennis teams picked up wins over East Central Community College in matches played Wednesday, April 12, at the Tennis Complex in Decatur.

The East Central women fell 7-2 while the men dropped a 6-3 match. On the season, the East Central men are now 12-7 and the women are 8-11.

In the men’s doubles against Jones County, JCJC’s Taqel Lewis/Diego Leal beat EC’s Tom Langelaar from Veldhoven, Netherlands, and Joseph Jabour of Warren Central High School, 8-3; Chase Pennington/Brandon McRae beat EC’s John Jimenez of Oruro, Bolivia, and Will Stewart of Newton County High School, 8-5; and EC’s Brandon Rogers of Winston Academy and Willie Wooten out of Warren Central High School defeated Jacob Bozeman/Luke Armstrong, 9-7.

In singles play, Lewis defeated EC’s Wooten, 6-2, 6-0; Leal beat EC’s Jimenez, 6-1, 6-2; Pennington beat EC’s Jabour, 6-2, 6-3; Bozeman beat EC’s Stewart, 6-3, 6-2; EC’s Rogers defeated McRae, 6-1, 6-4; and EC’s Graham Murphree from Newton County High School beat Armstrong, 6-1, 6-4.

In the women’s doubles matches Jones County, JCJC’s Beth Owen/Nastya Bukhenova beat EC’s Tatiana Quinonez of Bogota, Columbia, and Julia Johnston of Florence High School, 8-2; Mattie Mills/August Parker beat EC’s Chaney Mills of Newton County High School and Andi McCrimon of Winston Academy, 8-6; and April Rudolph/Brooke Cran beat EC’s Samantha McCrimon of Winston Academy and Hannah Payne from Union High School, 8-4.

In singles play, Owen beat EC’s Quinonez, 6-3, 6-2; Bukhenova beat EC’s Mills, 6-1, 6-0; Rudolph beat EC’s Johnston, 7-5, 2-6 (10-3); EC’s Andi McCrimon beat Cran, 6-1, 6-0; EC’s An Duong from Richland High School, defeated Mills, 7-6, 4-6 (10-4); and Parker beat EC’s Emily Dykeman of Forest High School, 6-0, 6-3.

The East Central men’s and women’s teams will now compete in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges State Tournament/National Junior College Athletic Association Region 23 Tournament April 19-22 on the campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston.