No. 16 Lady Bulldogs keep marching

No. 16 Lady Bulldogs keep marching

No. 16 Mississippi Gulf Coast defeated Hinds 7-2 in a women's tennis match Thursday on the road in Raymond.


The Lady Bulldogs improved to 12-2, 8-1 MACJC.


Megan Bankston (Fr, Gulfport/Gulfport), Tierney Holmes (Fr, Greenwood/Greenwood), Jillianne Craft (So, Gulfport/St. Patrick) and Jenna Lyons (So, Pascagoula/Pascagoula) won their singles and doubles matches to claim six of the points for Gulf Coast.


The Bulldogs return to action Saturday with a big showdown at No. 10 Meridian. The first serves are set for noon.


MGCCC's final home match will be Wednesday when Copiah-Lincoln visits the MGCCC Tennis Complex. Fans are encouraged to bring two canned goods for a food drive to benefit Our Daily Bread, a Stone County food pantry that assists families in need.


Team: MGCCC 7, Hinds 2


No. 1: Stefy Varon-Diaz-Scarlett Gutierriez (HCC) def. Bianca Buie-Margarita Lopareva 9-8 (9-7)

No. 2: Megan Bankston-Tierney Holmes (GC) def. Madison Curtis-Anna Hayden Taylor 8-3

No. 3: Jillianne Craft-Jenna Lyons (GC) def. Jordan Warren-Brooke Myers 8-5


No. 1: Buie (GC) def. Varon-Diaz 6-3, 3-6, 10-7

No. 2: Lopareva (GC) def. Gutierrez 6-0, 6-1

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

No. 4: Curtis (HCC) def. Bankston 6-4, 7-6 (4)

No. 5: Lyons (GC) def. Olivia White 6-1, 6-1

No. 6: Craft (GC) def. Taylor 6-4, 6-1


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