Wolfpack netters defeat East Central, fall to Gulf Coast

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Co-Lin Media / Co-Lin's Matteusz Kimelski serves.

Co-Lin Media / Co-Lin’s Matteusz Kimelski serves.

WESSON – The Co-Lin men’s tennis team lost their second match of the year to Mississippi Gulf Coast 5-4 in a hotly contested match Wednesday, but bounced back to defeat East Central 6-3 on Friday.

The Wolfpack (8-2) travel to Senatobia to take on Northwest today beginning at 2 p.m.

MGCCC 5, Co-Lin 4

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In doubles action, Co-Lin’s Matteusz Kimelski and Cory Alderman fell to Bryan Allen and Sam Blackburn of Gulf Coast 8-4. At No. 2, Hayes Thompson and Will Pennington lost Noah Tippen and Brennan O’Keefe 8-2. Co-Lin’s Braxton Hinton and Drake Nelson picked up the only doubles win for the Wolves defeating Chris Diep and Brett Bowen 8-4.

In singles the play, the action was split 3-3. In an exciting match at No. 1 singles, Kimelski defeated Skyler Flowers by a score of 6-2, 1-6 (10-1). Moody fell to Blackburn 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 2 position. At No. 3, Hinton picked up a Wolfpack win with an impressive 6-4, 5-7 (10-2) victory over Tippen. Thompson fell in the No. 4 slot to Bowen by a final score of 6-2, 6-0. Nelson grabbed a win for the Wolves at the No. 5 position defeating Diep handedly 6-1, 6-0. Alderman lost his match in the No. 6 spot to Gulf Coast’s O’Keefe 6-0, 6-2.

Co-Lin 6, East Central 3

The Wolfpack swept the season matchup with East Central taking a 6-3 win. They defeated the Warriors back on March 2 by the same score.

East Central took an early advantage winning 2-of-3 doubles matches. Matteusz Kimelski and Cory Alderman fell to East Central’s John Jimenez and Will Stewart 8-4 at No. 1. At No. 2 doubles, Hayes Thompson and Will Pennington suffered an 8-2 loss to Devin Skinner and Brandon Rodgers. Braxton Hinton and Drake Nelson grabbed a doubles win for the Wolves at the No. 3 slot defeating Cole Duty and Alex Chapman 8-2.

Co-Lin responded singles play taking 5-of-6. Kimelski got things started for the Wolves with a 6-0, 6-0 over Jimenez at No. 1. An injured Moody was the only loss in singles at No. 2 in a heart-breaking match to East Central’s Will Stewart 6-2, 5-7 (10-7). Hinton grabbed a win at No. 3 over Cole Duty by a score of 6-2, 6-3. At No. 4, Thompson defeated Skinner soundly, 6-2, 6-3. Nelson defeated EC’s Rodgers 6-1, 6-3 at the No. 5 slot. Alderman rounded out singles action with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Graham Murphee at No. 6.