Bobcat tennis teams whip Northeast

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-03-01 08:51:28

 By Shawn Wansley

JCJC Sports Information Director

ELLISVILLE – The Jones County Junior College tennis teams successfully opened the 2011 season here Monday afternoon at the Bobcat Tennis Courts.

Both teams defeated the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers, 8-1.

The Bobcat netters will have two more matches this week.

They host Meridian Community College at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and travel to Holmes Community College for a 2 p.m. Thursday match.

Northeast takes on Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College at noon on Tuesday in Biloxi.

Lady Bobcats 8, Lady Tigers 1

The JCJC women had several outstanding performances in beating NEMCC.

JCJC’s Rachel Jefcoat defeated Cassidy Beasley, 2-6, 6-3, 10-7, in No. 1 singles. In No. 2 singles, JCJC’s Arlette Cochran beat Monica Pruitt, 6-0, 6-1. JCJC’s Brandy Freeman won No. 3 singles over Amanda Rorie, 6-1, 6-1. JCJC’s Alison Rudolph took No. 4 singles over Chelsey Whitaker, 3-6, 6-3, 10-4. In No. 5 singles, JCJC’s Lauren Carpenter defeated Emily Burk, 6-4, 6-0. NEMCC’s Marcey Anne Sykes beat Amber Long, 6-1, 6-3, in No. 6 singles.

In doubles, Jefcoat and Rudolph beat Beasley and Rorie, 8-1, in No. 1 doubles. In No. 2 doubles, Cochran and Freeman beat Burk and Whitaker, 8-5. In No. 3 doubles, Carpenter and Long defeated Pruitt and Sykes, 9-8 (3).

Bobcats 8, Tigers 1

The Bobcats were equally impressive on the men’s side.

JCJC’s Sam Thorold took No. 1 singles over Preston Wade, 6-1, 6-0. Nick Williams of Jones beat Ben Ford, 6-0, 6-1, in No. 2 singles. JCJC’s Cade Sherman knocked off Ben Nhek, 6-2, 6-0, in No. 3 singles. JCJC’s Armand Deniakos downed Ben Ferrell, 6-0, 6-4, in No. 4 singles. Mitchell Smith of Jones claimed No. 5 singles over Ward Bynum, 6-4, 6-1. Casper Wansley beat Brandon Gardner, 6-4, 6-4, in No. 6 singles.

Thorold and Sherman beat Wade and Nhek, 8-2, in No. 1 doubles. Williams and Deniakos downed Ford and Matt Murphy, 8-4, in No. 2 doubles. Ferrell and Bynum of NEMCC defeated Smith and Wansley, 8-5, in No. 3 doubles.

In some extra singles matches, JCJC’s Josh Agee beat Murphy, 7-6 (3), 6-2, and JCJC’s Nathan Burkett downed Taylor Dees, 6-2, 6-2.

In an extra doubles match, NEMCC’s Gardner and Dees downed JCJC’s Colby Prince and Thomas Morgan, 8-6.


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