PERKINSTON — No. 14 Mississippi Gulf Coast dropped its first match of the year Tuesday, falling 5-4 to Jones on Tuesday at the MGCCC Tennis Complex.
The Bulldogs are now 15-1 overall, 11-1 in the MACJC. No. 1 singles player Austin Vos was unable to play because of illness, which forced a reshuffling of the squad's deck.
Reid Crow (Fr., Wesson/Wesson) and Clint Verrett (Fr., Gulfport/Gulfport) won 8-4 over James McWilliams-Cody Courtney 8-4 in No. 3 doubles. Evan Chubb (So., Biloxi/St. Patrick) won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 3 singles over Erich Fischer.
Gulf Coast is right back in action Wednesday with a trip to Southwest. First serves are set for 1 p.m.
The Lady Bulldogs last two regular-season matches are Thursday when Meridian visits at 1 p.m., and Saturday when Copiah-Lincoln plays at 10 a.m.
Team: Jones 5, Gulf Coast 4
No. 1: Morey (JC) def. Bettignie, 6-2, 6-1
No. 2: Monsalve (JC) def. Wagoner, 6-2, 6-1
No. 3: Chubb (GC) def. Fischer, 6-2, 6-3
No. 4: Johnson (JC) def. Roth, 7-6, 6-2
No. 5: Wesley Fontaine (GC) def. Courtney, 7-5, 6-4
No. 6: Anthony Schloegel (GC) def. McWilliams, 6-0, 6-0
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