No. 14 MGCCC men get past ICC

No. 14 MGCCC men get past ICC

PERKINSTON — No. 14 Mississippi Gulf Coast narrowly edged Itawamba 5-4 in men's tennis action at the MGCCC Tennis Complex.


The Bulldogs improved to 10-3 overall and 8-1 in MACJC play. They have won seven straight.


The schools saw four singles matches go to third-set tiebreakers, which the teams split. Gulf Coast got wins in those matches by John Murphy (Fr, Mobile, Ala./McGill-Toolen) and Reid Cudd (Fr, Wiggins/Stone).


Murphy and Travis Bell teamed to win their No. 1 doubles match without dropping a game, and Noah Tippen and Noah Rowell won 8-5 at No. 2 doubles.


Bell also won his No. 1 singles match.


Gulf Coast has a busy week ahead, with four MACJC matches in five days. The Bulldogs travel to Northwest on Tuesday, then play at Copiah-Lincoln and at East Central on Thursday and Friday.


They finish by hosting Meridian on Saturday. Matches start at 11 a.m.


Team: MGCCC 5, Itawamba 4


No. 1: Travis Bell-John Murphy (MGCCC) def. David Perez-Ezra Blissard 8-0

No. 2: Noah Tippen-Noah Rowell (MGCCC) def. Chris Shands-Brendan Jobe 8-5

No. 3: Michael Crotts-Roberto Valadez (ICC) def. Reid Cudd-Brett Bowen 9-7


No. 1: Bell (MGCCC) def. Perez 7-6 (1), 6-3

No. 2: Murphy (MGCCC) def. Jobe 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8

No. 3: Blissard (ICC) def. Tippen 6-1, 6-0

No. 4: Shands (ICC) def. Rowell 4-6, 6-3, 10-7

No. 5: Cudd (MGCCC) def. Valadez 3-6, 6-4, 10-6

No. 6: Crotts (ICC) def. Austin Moore 6-1, 6-7 (2) 14-12

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