No. 15 Lady Bulldogs edge No. 22 JCJC

No. 15 Lady Bulldogs edge No. 22 JCJC

Jillianne Craft won the last match of the day to clinch No. 15 Mississippi Gulf Coast's thrilling 5-4 win over No. 22 Jones County at Ellisville.


Craft (So, Gulfport/St. Patrick) won her No. 6 singles match 7-5, 6-2 to keep the Lady Bulldogs undefeated six matches into the season. They are 3-0 in MACJC play.


Bianca Buie (So, Baia Mare, Romania/Gheorghe Sincai National High School) and Margarita Lopareva (Fr, Moscow, Russia/School No. 1101) won their No. 1 doubles match 8-1. They also won their singles matches in straight sets to claim two other points.


Craft teamed with Tierney Holmes (Fr, Greenwood/Greenwood) to win No. 3 doubles 8-5.


Gulf Coast plays next at Copiah-Lincoln on Tuesday. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Wesson.


Team: MGCCC women 5, Jones County 4


No. 1: Bianca Buie-Margarita Lopareva (GC) def. Mireia Jordan-Ariadna Jordan 8-1

No. 2: Beth Owens-Kaylee McLaurin (JC) def. Jenna Lyons-Megan Bankston 8-2

No. 3: Tierney Holmes-Jillianne Craft (GC) def. Brooke Cran-Kaitlyn Craig 8-5


No. 1: Buie (GC) def. M. Jordan 6-4, 7-6 (9-7)

No. 2: Lopareva (GC) def. A Jordan 7-6 (8-6), 6-3

No. 3: Owens (JC) def. Bankston 6-1, 6-2

No. 4: McLaurin (JC) def. Holmes 6-3, 6-3

No. 5: August Parker (JC) def. Lyons 1-6, 6-2, 10-8

No. 6: Craft (GC) def. Cran 7-5, 6-2


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