ECCC Sweeps Hinds in MACJC Tennis Action

Warrior sophomore Dylan Barnett of Newton County returns a shot against Hinds. (EC Photo)
Warrior sophomore Dylan Barnett of Newton County returns a shot against Hinds. (EC Photo)

ECCC Sweeps Hinds in MACJC Tennis Action


The nationally ranked East Central Community College tennis teams swept the visitors from Hinds in tennis action on the Decatur campus Feb. 25, with the Lady Warriors winning 7-2 and the Warriors getting an 8-1 victory.


With the wins, the No. 21 Lady Warriors are now 5-2 on the season and the No. 20 Warriors are 3-3.


"The women took care of business," said ECCC head tennis coach Jay Pacelli. "Josie Hurst and Ali Grace Walker continue to play good all-around tennis to lead the way. It was a solid victory for the men. Chris Albert and Dominick Donaldson played inspired tennis at No. 5 and No. 6 singles."


Women's Doubles Results:

HCC's Elizabeth Wooten and Anesha Smith defeated EC's Natalia Beltran (Bogota, Colombia) and Alejandra Vargas (Bogota, Colombia), 9-8 (7-5); EC's Josie Hurst (Newton County) and Ali Grace Walker (Newton County) defeated HCC's Ally Massey and Chloe Barton, 8-2; and EC's Kayla Baucum (Newton County) and Marla Graham (Newton County Academy) won by forfeit.


Women's Singles Results:

EC's Beltran defeated HCC's Emi Smith, 6-1, 6-1; HCC's Wooten defeated EC's Vargas, 6-4, 6-1; EC's Walker defeated HCC's Massey, 6-3, 6-1; EC's Hurst defeated HCC's Anesha Smith, 6-1, 6-2; EC's Baucum defeated HCC's Barton, 6-1, 6-2; and EC's Graham won by forfeit.


Men's Doubles Results:

EC's Chris Lawrance (York, Western Australia) and Isaac Santitto (Innisfail, Queensland, Australia) defeated HCC's Abraham Lopez Gonzalez and Chambers Bethea, 8-3; EC's Dylan Barnett (Newton County) and Peyton Chaney (Newton County) defeated HCC's Chris Adams and Eli Sykes, 8-4; and EC's Dominick Donaldson (Florence) and Chris Albert (Vicksburg, St. Aloysius) defeated HCC's Bryce Ramshur and Tommy Sims, 8-3.


Men's Singles Results:

EC's Lawrance defeated HCC's Gonzalez, 6-3, 6-4; EC's Santitto defeated HCC's Adams, 6-0, 6-2; EC's Barnett defeated HCC's Sims, 6-0, 6-1; HCC's Bethea defeated EC's Chaney 6-3, 6-3; EC's Albert defeated HCC's Ramshur, 6-3, 6-4; and EC's Donaldson defeated HCC's Sykes, 6-3, 6-0.


The East Central teams are back in action on Friday, Feb. 28, when they travel to Ellisville to face Jones at 1 p.m. The Jones women are ranked No. 19 nationally and the Jones men are No. 20. The Warriors will also play a match Saturday, Feb. 29, against Gadsden State (Ala.) at 1 p.m. at the Tennis Complex on campus.





Bill Wagnon

Vice President for Public Information

East Central Community College