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Wolfpack netters defeat East Central

DECATUR – The Copiah-Lincoln Community College men’s tennis team defeated the East Central Community College Warriors 7-2 in tennis action yesterday.

DRAKE NELSON

DRAKE NELSON

Three hotly contested singles matches came down to tie breakers. The most exciting match came at No. 2 singles with Co-Lin freshman Will Pennington defeating East Central’s Javon Yarbrough 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 10-2. After dropping the first set, freshmen Braxton Hinton of Brookhaven rallied to defeat Cole Duty 2-6, 7-5 10-8 at No. 3. At No. 5 singles, freshman Drake Nelson of Monticello defeated Devin Skinner 6-2, 3-6, 10-8.

HINTON BRAXTON

HINTON BRAXTON

Sophomores Dwain Perkins of Natchez and Coleman Carraway had easier times in their matches. Perkins disposed of Juan Miranda 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 and Carraway took care of Alex Chapman 6-3, 6-2 at No. 6.

In doubles action, Perkins/Pennington defeated Miranda/Strong 8-5 at No. 1 and Hinton/Nelson took care of Yarbrough/Skinner 8-6.

WILL PENNINGTON

WILL PENNINGTON

East Central picked up wins at No. 3 doubles as Duty/Chapman defeated Nettles/Carraway 8-4. In singles action, East Central’s Robert Strong defeated Brandon Nettles 7-5, 6-2.

Co-Lin travels to Ellisville to take on Jones on March 20 beginning at 1 p.m.

Singles: 

1. Dwain Perkins (CL) def. Juan Miranda (ECCC) 6-2, 6-1

2. Will Pennington (CL) def. Javon Yarbrough (ECCC) 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 10-2

3. Braxton Hinton (CL) def. Cole Duty (ECCC) 2-6, 7-5 (10-8)

4. Robert Strong (ECCC) def. Brandon Nettles (CL) 7-5, 6-2

5. Drake Nelson (CL) def. Devin Skinner (ECCC) 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

6. Coleman Carraway (CL) def. Alex Chapman (ECCC) 6-3, 6-2

Doubles

1. Perkins/Pennington (CL) def. Miranda/Strong (ECCC) 8-5

2. Hinton/Nelson (CL) def. Yarbrough/Skinner (ECCC) 8-6

3. Duty/Chapman (ECCC) Nettles/Carraway (CL) 8-4