PERKINSTON – No. 18 Mississippi Gulf Coast is fighting for seedings in the upcoming MACJC/Region 23 Tennis Tournament, which will be played in Perkinston starting April 20.
That makes Saturday's match against Northwest at the MGCCC Tennis Complex so important.
"Right now, every match counts for seeding for the state," Gulf Coast coach Gary Bourgeois said. "Every match is important, no matter what. It's not so much what our opponent does, it's what we do."
Gulf Coast is 8-1 in MACJC play. Northwest was 4-2 heading into Friday's match at Hinds, having won three straight matches. First serve is at 10 a.m.
Gulf Coast expects to be without No. 1 singles player Skyler Flowers, which will put pressure on the rest of the team.
"The middle part of their lineup is really tough, so it's really going to challenge our 3 and 4," Bourgeois said. "The middle of our lineup is going to have to really play tough."
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