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).
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: 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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