Tennis has strong showing at MACJC Tournament
TUPELO---Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College came very close to advancing both the menís and womenís squads to next weekís Region 23 Tournament in Meridian.
Nick Georgian serves in his No. 2 menís singles title match Apr. 21 in Tupelo.
The menís team finished third at the MACJC Tournament behind Itawamba and second-place Jones while the Gulf Coast women tied for third with Co-Lin but lost a tiebreaker. With the top three teams advancing to the Region 23 event, the men move on while the Lady Bulldogs season comes to an end.
In Saturdayís championship action, Lachlan Puyol of Gulf Coast took down Nick Williams of Jones 7-6 (6-4), 6-4 to claim the No. 2 menís MACJC singles title while MGCCCíS Nick Georgian dispatched Luke Wilson of Itawamba 7-6 (6-5), 6-2 for the No. 4 MACJC menís singles crown.
MGCCCíS Suzy Bowman played hard but couldnít get past Stephanie Smith of Jones, falling 6-3, 2-6, 0-6 in the womenís No. 2 singles championship.
The next goal for the Bulldog men will be a top three finish at the Region 23 Tournament Apr. 25-26 which would send the squad to the NJCAA Tournament May 14-18 in Plano, TX.
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