Tennis rolls past Holmes
GOODMAN---The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College tennis teams continue to play well in 2012 with the latest wins coming on the road at Holmes Tuesday.
Grant Bell chalked up two wins against Holmes Mar. 28.
The Bulldog men (7-2) took care of Holmes 6-3 as Lachlan Puyol had a big win at number two singles defeating Hunter Boxx of Holmes 6-2, 6-4. Also winning in singles action for Gulf Coast were Nick Georgian, who defeated Parker at number four singles 6-1, 6-0, Grant Bell who took down Jared Lyons at number five singles
6-4, 6-2, and Cameron Wolfe, who topped Grey Tedford 6-1, 6-0. In number one doubles Hale/Boxx of Holmes defeated Puyol/Puyol of Gulf Coast 8-0.
In other doubles action Gulf Coast swept number two and number three doubles as Georgian/Travis Burdick beat Custode/Maccumber 8-2 and Bell/Wolfe of Gulf outplayed Tedford/Lyons of Holmes 8-4.
The womenís team (7-2) volleyed past Holmes 6-2 as Arielle Fischer and Suzy Bowman took number one and number two singles. Fisher defeated Johnna White of Holmes 6-3, 6-2 and Bowman defeated Rebecca Shields 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 in a third set tiebreaker. Also winning in singles for Gulf Coast were McKinsey Boss, who dominated Marlee Herron 6-0, 6-0, and Kaleigh Grantham who cruised past Akai Cabella 6-3, 6-0. In number one doubles Shield and White of Holmes defeated
Fisher/Bowman 8-6. At number two doubles Boss/Grantham defeated Applewhite/Herron 8-4, and at number three doubles Diamond Short and Marlee Triggs dispatched Knapp/Cabella of Holmes 8-2.
ďIt was a tough match,Ē said Gulf Coast tennis coach Gary Bourgeois. ďHolmes came out really motivated and played hard. They have a good team and will do well at the state tournament. I felt we started off too slowly and it cost us in number one menís and womenís doubles.Ē
Gulf Coast returns home Saturday to face Co-Lin at Noon at the Biloxi Tennis Center.
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