PERKINSTON — No. 14 Mississippi Gulf Coast needed to win four singles matches to come back against No. 16 Wallace State-Hanceville, and the Bulldogs' Wesley Fontaine clinched the win in a 5-4 victory at the MGCCC Tennis Complex.
Fontaine (Fr., Biloxi/Biloxi) needed a third-set tiebreaker to do it, beating Will Brackin 6-0, 6-7, 10-7.
Anthony Schloegel (Fr., Gulfport/St. Patrick) won twice for the Bulldogs, who stayed undefeated through 15 matches. He teamed with Clint Verrett (Fr., Gulfport/Gulfport) to win No. 3 doubles 8-6 over Andrew Bizilia and Ben Hicks, and won again at No. 6 singles, beating Hicks 6-2, 6-3.
Gulf Coast is back in action after spring break when it plays Jones at Perkinston. First serves are set for 1 p.m. The Bulldogs have four matches next week, the final week before the postseason.
Team: Gulf Coast 5, Wallace State 4
No. 1: Arce Aldana (WS) def. Vos, 4-6, 6-4, 10-1
No. 2: Wagoner (GC) def. Matthew Ridden, 6-1, 6-1
No. 3: Hester (WS) def. Chubb, 1-6, 6-3, retired
No. 4: Roth (GC) def. Bizilia, 6-2, 6-0
No. 5: Wesley Fontaine (GC) def. Brackin, 6-0, 6-7, 10-7
No. 6: Schloegel (GC) def. Hicks, 6-2, 6-3
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