Jones College defeats Meridian in matchup of nationally ranked tennis teams

Jones College defeats Meridian in matchup of nationally ranked tennis teams

ELLISVILLE – It was a good day for Jones College tennis here Friday afternoon at the Howard Sports Complex/Bobcat Tennis Courts.

The 18th-ranked Jones women beat No.19 Meridian, 7-2, and the No. 24 Bobcat men defeated the 19th-ranked Eagles, 5-4.

The Lady Bobcats are now 14-1 and the men are 12-4.

Jones hosts Hinds in a 1 p.m. match on Monday. 

The Eagles go to Mississippi Gulf Coast on Thursday.

No. 18 Lady Bobcats 7, No. 19 Meridian 2

Jones won two of the doubles' points.

Mireia Jordan (Spain) and Ariadna Jordan (Spain) beat Zoe Freke and Autumn Welborn in No. 1 doubles, 8-1. Judith Mills (Pontotoc) and Danielle Viljoen (Jackson) beat Amber Wascomb and Sophia Calderon in No. 3 doubles, 8-1. Dixie Lei Hodges (Laurel Christian School) and Carley Cochran (Wayne County) lost to Kenedy Rodriguez and Rachel VanHorn in No. 2 doubles, 1-8.

Mireia Jordan beat Rodriguez in No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0 and Ariadna Jordan defeated Freke in No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-4. Viljoen blanked Welborn in No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0 and Hodges downed Wascomb in No. 5 singles, 6-4, 6-2. Mills outlasted Calderon in No. 6 singles, 6-4, 1-6, 10-6. Sarah Der-Ballout lost to VanHorn in No. 4 singles, 0-6, 1-6.

Meridian is now 7-4.

No. 24 Bobcats 5, No. 19 Eagles4

Jones opened the match with two wins in doubles.

Jordi Morey (Spain) and Noel Monsalve (Venezuela) whipped Christopher Stevens and Max Mauney in No. 1 doubles, 8-1. Erich Fischer (Wesson) and Jacob Johnson (North Pike) beat Chase Rigdon and Ethan Clopton in No. 2 doubles, 8-3. James McWilliams (Northwest Rankin) and Cody Courtney (Florence) lost 5-8 to Guilermo Martin Tunon and Michael Phillips in No. 3 doubles.

Morey blanked Jacob Wiggins in No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-0 and Monsalve shut out Rigdon in No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Fischer clinched the match with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Mauney in No. 3 singles. Johnson fell to Clopton in No. 4 singles, 4-6, 3-6. Courtney lost to Tunon in No. 5 singles, 3-6, 0-6 and McWilliams lost to Phillips in No. 6 singles, 3-6, 6-7 (5). 

In extra matches, Daniel Tanious (Laurel) and Conner Henderson (Petal) won 8-3 in doubles and Tanious beat Corey Jones in singles, 6-1, 6-2.

Meridian falls to 7-2.