No. 16 Lady Bulldogs win 4th straight

No. 16 Lady Bulldogs win 4th straight

PERKINSTON — No. 16 Mississippi Gulf Coast finished a stretch of four MACJC women's tennis matches in as many days Saturday with yet another victory. The Lady Bulldogs defeated No. 23 Meridian 6-3 at the MGCCC Tennis Complex.


Gulf Coast also won against Copiah-Lincoln, Holmes and Itawamba during the streak to improve to 10-2 overall, 7-1 MACJC. The Lady Bulldogs used a couple of close victories in doubles followed by three straight-set wins in singles Saturday.


Tierney Holmes (Fr, Greenwood/Greenwood) and Megan Bankston won 8-6 at No. 2 doubles, and Jenna Lyons (So, Pascagoula/Pascagoula) and Jillianne Craft (So, Gulfport/St. Patrick) won 9-7 at No. 3 doubles.


Bianca Buie (So, Baia Mare, Romania/Gheorghe Sincai National High School), Margarita Lopareva (Fr, Moscow, Russia/School No. 1101), Holmes and Bankston won their singles matches.


Gulf Coast gets a day off before returning to the courts Monday when Wallace State-Hanceville visits Perkinston. First serve is at 1 p.m.


Team: MGCCC 6, Meridian 3


No. 1: Julia MccCarty-Amanda Lowery (MCC) def. Bianca Buie-Margarita Lopareva 8-6

No. 2: Tierney Holmes-Megan Bankston (GC) def. Kennedy Rodriguez-Rachel Sollie 8-6

No. 3: Jenna Lyons-Jill Craft (GC) def. Katherine Mitchell-Kelsea Baksh 9-7


No. 1: Buie (GC) def. McCarty 6-2, 6-0

No. 2: Lopareva (GC) def. Rodriguez 6-1, 6-2

No. 3: Holmes (GC) def. Sollie 6-1, 6-0

No. 4: Bankston (GC) def. Lowery 7-5, 2-6, 10-6

No. 5: Mitchell (MCC) def. Lyons 6-2, 7-6 (2)

No. 6: Baksh (MCC) def. Craft 6-1, 7-5


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