MGCCC's Lopareva and Bankston win

MGCCC's Lopareva and Bankston win

Margarita Lopareva and Megan Bankston won their singles matches in third-set tiebreakers Monday, but Mississippi Gulf Coast lost 7-2 to Wallace State at the MGCCC Tennis Complex.


Lopareva (So., Moscow Russia/School No. 1101), bounced back from a shaky second set to win the tiebreaker 10-7. Bankston (So., Gulfport/Gulfport) also lost the second set but took the tiebreak 10-4.


Gulf Coast is back in action after spring break when it plays Jones at Perkinston. First serves are set for 1 p.m.



Team: Wallace State 7, Gulf Coast 2


No. 1: Nicole Barron-Haley Putman (WS) def. Margarita Lopareva-Megan Bankston, 8-4


No. 1: Lopareva (GC) def. Barron, 6-3, 0-6, 10-7

No. 2: Bankston (GC) def. Emily Perry, 7-6, 2-6, 10-4

No. 3: Putman (WS) def. Destiny Davis, 6-0, 6-0


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Don Hammack
Sports Information Director
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College