ECCC Tennis Falls to Nationally Ranked Opponents


For the second consecutive day, the nationally ranked East Central Community College tennis teams found themselves on the courts with two other nationally ranked teams. This time it was Marion Military Institute, and the hosts of Marion, Ala., grabbed a pair of victories Saturday, Feb. 9.

The No. 14 Marion women picked up an 8-1 win over the No. 20 Lady Warriors, while the No. 13 Marion Tigers won 6-3 over the No. 21 East Central men.

A day earlier, East Central was swept in matches against the No. 18 Gulf Coast women and the No. 19 Gulf Coast men.

With the losses, the Lady Warriors are 1-2 on the season and the Warriors are 0-3. It was the season opener for the Marion Lady Tigers. The Marion men are 2-0.

Women’s Doubles Results:

MMI’s Ksenia Vasilyev and Kathryn Risner defeated EC’s Kayla Baucum (Newton County) and Marla Graham (Newton County Academy).

Women’s Singles Results:

MMI’s Greenwalt defeated EC’s Ali Grace Walker (Newton County), 6-2, 6-1.

Men’s Doubles Results:

EC’s Dylan Barnett (Newton County) and Peyton Chaney (Newton County) defeated MMI’s Sean Dreher and Isaac Magee, 9-8.

Men’s Singles Results:

MMI’s Tanjuatco defeated EC’s Barnett, 6-1, 6-2; MMI’s Ingram defeated EC’s Chaney, 6-4, 6-7 (10-5).

The East Central teams will now host Southwest at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. The Lady Warriors will play Snead State (Ala.) at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Tennis Complex.