No. 24 Bobcat tennis team hands No. 14 MGCCC first loss of season

No. 24 Bobcat tennis team hands No. 14 MGCCC first loss of season

PERKINSTON – The No. 24 Jones College Bobcats handed No. 14 Mississippi Gulf Coast its first loss of the season here Tuesday afternoon.

The Bobcats beat the Bulldogs, 5-4. Jones is now 13-5 on the season and MGCCC is 15-1.

The No. 18 Lady Bobcats defeated MGCCC, 8-1. The Lady Bobcats are 16-1 and MGCCC falls to 1-15.

Jones ends its home season with a 2 p.m. Wednesday match vs. Holmes. The Bobcats conclude the regular season at Itawamba on Friday.

MGCCC goes to Southwest on Wednesday.

The MACJC/Region 23 Tournament takes place April 10-13 in Tupelo.

No. 24 Bobcats 5, No. 14 Bulldogs 4

Jones opened the match by winning two doubles points.

Jordi Morey (Spain) and Noel Monsalve (Venezuela) defeated Cole Wagoner and Nicolas Bettignie in No. 1 doubles, 8-4. Erich Fischer (Wesson) and Jacob Johnson (North Pike) beat Evan Chubb and Patrick Roth in No. 2 doubles, 8-3. James McWilliams (Northwest Rankin) and Cody Courtney (Florence) lost to Reid Crow and Clint Verrett in No. 3 doubles, 4-8.

Morey whipped Bettignie in No. 1 singles, 6-2, 6-1 and Monsalve beat Waggoner in No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1. Johnson clinched the match with a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Roth in No. 4 singles. Fischer lost to Chubb in No. 3 singles, 2-6, 3-6. Courtney fell to Wesley Fontaine in No. 5 singles 5-7, 6-4 and McWilliams lost an 0-6, 0-6 decision to Anthony Schloegel in No. 6 singles. 

No. 18 Lady Bobcats 8, Lady Bulldogs 1

Mireia Jordan (Spain) and Ariadna Jordan (Spain) beat Margarita Lopareva and Megan Bankston in No. 1 doubles, 8-5. Dixie Lei Hodges (Laurel Christian School) and Kaitlyn Craig (Petal) won No. 2 doubles by default and Judith Mills (Pontotoc) and Danielle Viljoen (Jackson) won No. 3 doubles by default.

Ariadna Jordan defeated Bankston in No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-0 and Viljoen blanked Destiny Davis in No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Mireia Jordan lost to Lopareva in No. 1 singles, 6-2, 4-6, 6-10.

Craig, Hodges and Mills won No.'s 4, 5 and 6 singles, respectively, by default.