No. 14 Mississippi Gulf Coast won its ninth straight match Thursday, eking out a 5-4 win at No. 19 Copiah-Lincoln.
Gulf Coast finished a regular-season sweep of the Wolfpack to improve to 12-3 overall, 9-1 in MACJC action.
The bottom part of the Bulldogs' lineup did the damage. Noah Tippen (So, Trussville, Ala./Hewitt-Trussville), Noah Rowell (Fr, Wiggins/Stone), Brett Bowen (So, Oxford/Oxford) and Reid Cudd (Fr, Wiggins/Stone) combined to win Nos. 2 and 3 doubles and Nos. 3 through 6 singles.
Gulf Coast plays at No. 17 East Central on Friday. Matches at Decatur start at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs' next home match is Saturday, when No. 13 Meridian visits Perkinston. First serve is at 11 a.m.
Team: MGCCC 5, Copiah-Lincoln 4
No. 1: Osorio (CLCC) def. Bell 6-3, 6-4
No. 2: Pinilla (CLCC) def. Murphy 6-1, 6-3
No. 3: Tippen (MGCCC) def. Thompson 6-2, 7-5
No. 4: Rowell (MGCCC) def. Case 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
No. 5: Cudd (MGCCC) def. Alderman 6-3, 6-3
No. 6: Bowen (MGCCC) def. Moak 6-2, 6-0
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