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Co-Lin netters splits with Hinds

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin's Coleman Carraway helps the Wolves defeat Hinds in tennis action Saturday.

CO-LIN MEDIA / NATALIE DAVIS / Co-Lin’s Coleman Carraway helps the Wolves defeat Hinds in tennis action Saturday.

RAYMOND -The Co-Lin Wolves defeated the Hinds Community College Eagles 7-2 in recent tennis action. The Wolfpack improve to 4-5 on the season. The men dominated singles action winning 5-1 with their only loss being a third set tiebreak.

Dwain Perkins defeated Devonte Thomas 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 and Brock Smith blanked Julian Johnson 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. In the best match of the day, Co-Lin’s Graham Watson lost in the third set to Aaron Gray 4-6, 6-3, (12-14) at No. 3. Brandon Nettles defeated Austin Pevey 6-1, 6-2; at No. 4. Coleman Carraway defeated Jonathan Bethea 6-3, 6-3; at No. 5 and Josh Smith defeated Melvin McNair 6-4, 6-1 at No. 6.

In doubles action, Perkins/Watson fell to Thomas/Gray 8-6 at No. 1. Smith/Smith lost to Johnson/J. Bethea 8-4 at No. 2 and Nettles/Carraway defeated McNair/P. Bethea 8-1 at No. 3.

In women action,  the Co-Lin Lady Wolves fell to the Hinds Community College Lady Eagles 7-2 in recent tennis action. The match was much closer than the 7-2 score reflects.

Six matches were hotly contested with Hinds winning five of those six. Melody Smith defeated Ruby Drake at No. 1 singles 6-4, 6-1 and the team of Erika Dear and Caroleah Brister defeated Haley Hicks and Jessica Parker 8-5 at No. 3 doubles.

Co-Lin’s Courtney Watts lost to Brittany DeCamp (2-6, 6-2, 10-2) at No. 2 and Savannah Brister lost to Kelly Cadson (2-6, 6-3, 10-4) at No. 3, both in third set tiebreakers. Allie Dear lost to Jenneast Lofton 6-1, 6-3 at No. 4 and sister Erika Dear lost to Reagan Chisholm 7-6 (6), 7-5 at No. 5. Caroleah Brister lost to Cayla Fox 6-0, 6-3 at No. 6.

In doubles, Smith/Watts lost to DeCamp/Drake 9-7 at No. 1 and Brister/Dear lost 8-6 at No. 2.