No. 13 Mississippi Gulf Coast claimed an ITA top-20 men's tennis showdown Wednesday in Wesson, rallying for a 5-4 win over No. 19 Copiah-Lincoln.
Gulf Coast (7-1, 5-0 MACJC) lost two of three doubles matches, but won four singles matches for the victory. Travis Bell (So, Jackson/Calloway) won at No. 2 singles, John Murphy (So, Mobile, Ala./McGill-Toolen) won No. 3, Reid Cudd (So, Wiggins/Stone) won No. 5 and Austin Moore (So, Petal/Petal) won No. 6.
Murphy teamed with Noah Rowell (So, Wiggins/Stone) to win No. 2 doubles.
Gulf Coast returns to action Thursday when Holmes visits Perkinston. First serve at the MGCCC Tennis Complex is at 2:30 p.m.
Team: MGCCC 5, Copiah-Lincoln 4
No. 1: Osorio (CL) def. Vos 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: Bell (GC) def. Pinilla 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
No. 3: Murphy (GC) def. Scoville 6-2, 6-0
No. 4: Case (CL) def. Chubb 7-6, 6-3
No. 5: Cudd (GC) def. Braden Ishee 6-1, 6-1
No. 6: Austin Moore (GC) def. Wyatt 7-6, 6-1
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