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Perkins leads Wolfpack over Northwest

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin's Brock Smith of Brookhaven focuses on making the return.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin’s Brock Smith of Brookhaven focuses on making the return.

WESSON – Freshman Dwain Perkins of Natchez came back to win the tie-breaker at No. 1 singles to give the Co-Lin Wolfpack a 5-4 win over the Northwest Rangers in tennis action on Friday.

Perkins took the first set 7-6 and dropped the second set to Joseph Shidler 6-1. He won the tiebreaker (10-5) in the deciding match.

In other singles action, Co-Lin’s Brock Smith fell to Max Stanford 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2. Northwest’s Christian Scott defeated Co-Lin’s Graham Watson 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3. Brandon Nettles defeated Northwest’s Tyler Newman 6-3, 6-2 at #4. In another hotly contested match, Co-Lin’s Coleman Carraway outlasted Jan Morgan Bell 5-7, 6-1 (10-7) at No. 5. Northwest’s Michael Moss defeated Josh Smith 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6.

The Rangers picked up one win at No. 2 doubles as Stanford/Bell defeated Brock Smith/Josh Smith 8-2. The Wolfpack duo of Perkins/Watson defeated Shidler/Scott 8-6 at #1 and Nettles/Carraway defeated Chip Malone/Moss 8-1 at No. 3.

Co-Lin will host Hinds on Monday, March 3, beginning at 2 p.m.

Co-Lin 5, Northwest 4

Singles: 

1. Dwain Perkins (CL) def. Joseph Shidler (NW) 7-6, 1-6 (10-5)

2. Max Stanford (NW) def. Brock Smith (CL) 6-1, 6-1

3. Christian Scott (NW) def. Graham Watson (CL) 6-2, 6-2

4. Brandon Nettles (CL) def. Tyler Newman (NW) 6-3, 6-2

5. Coleman Carraway (CL) def. Jan Morgan Bell 5-7, 6-1 (10-7)

6. Michael Moss (NW) def. Josh Smith (CL) 6-0, 6-3

Doubles

1. Perkins/Watson (CL) def. Shidler/Scott (NW) 8-6

2. Stnaford/Bell (NW) def. Brock Smith/Josh Smith (CL) 8-2

3. Nettles/Carraway (CL) def. Chip Malone/Moss (NW) 8-1