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I SPORTS I May 2, 2012 www.stomountyenterlml.om STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE t3 MGCCC men&apos;s tennis shows strong at tournaments Bill Snyder, MGCCC TUPELO---Mississippi Gulf Coast Commutiity College men's team fin- ished third at the MACJC Tournament behind Itawamba and second-place Jones while the Gulf Coast women tied for third with Co-Lin but lost a tiebreaker. With the top three teams advancing to the Region 23 event, the men move on while the Lady Bulldogs sea- son comes to an end. In Saturday's champi- onship action, Lachlan Puyol of Gulf Coast took down Nick Williams of Jones 7-6 (6-4), 6-4 to claim the No. 2 men's MGCCC'S NICK GEORGIAN SERVES IN HIS NO. 2 MEN'S SINGLES TITLE MATCH APR. 21 IN TUPELO. MACJC singles title while MGCCC'S Nick Georgian dispatched Luke Wilson of Itawamba 7-6 (6-5), 6-2 for the No. 4 MACJC men's singles crown. MGCCC'S Suzy Bowman played hard but couldn't get past Stephanie Smith of Jones, falling 6-3, 2-6, 0-6 in the women's No. 2 singles championship. Region 23 MERIDIAN---For the first time since 2004, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College men's tennis team is headed to the NJCAA Tennis Tournament thanks to a third place finish at the Region 23 Tournament Apr. 25-26 in Meridian. A win by Gulf Coast freshman Nick Georgian in the Region No. 4 sin- gles title over Itawamba's Luke Wilson 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 locked up the team's trip to Piano, TX. May 14-z8. Georgian also defeated Wilson a week ago for the No. 4 men's MACJC rifle. "Back on Feb. 24 in a regular season match, Georgian injured his shoulder against Wilson, so Nick really showed his determination by coming back and getting two big victories," said Gulf Coast tennis coach Gary Bourgeois. Fellow Bulldog Lachlan Puyol almost pulled off a win in No. 2 singles, but eventually fell to Meridian's Anderes Lepez 6-4, 6-4. Puyol will join his twin brother Alex and Bulldog teammates Travis Burdick, Grant Bell, Cameron Wolfe, and Caleb Baughman on the trip to Texas next month. (PROM LEFT T:RIGHCC HEAD-TENNIS COACH GARY BOURGEOIS, fllCl('i'iGIAe,__ SUZY BOWMAN, LACHLAN PU?OL, AND MGCCC DEAN OF ATHLETICS LADD TAYLOR AT THE MACJC TOURNAMENT APR. 21 IH TUPELO. MGCCC softball falls at MACJC Tourney FULTON---For the first time since 2004, the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College softball team will not be participating in next week's Region 23 Tournament. A 3-1 loss to Northeast in the opening round of the MACJC Tournament Thursday ended the sea- son for the Lady Bulldogs (24-13). Gulf Coast could only scatter six hits against Northeast while the Lady Tigers used lO hits and a two-run homer in the fourth inning to pad their lead. Kris Albritton and Courtney Moore each had two hits to lead the Lady Bulldogs, with Moore scoring the team's only run on a wild pitch in the fifth inning. Gulf Coast now looks to the future, where head coach Kenneth Long brings back both starting pitchers as well as a highly lauded recruiting class. FARMER3 SUPPLY COMPANY, INC 9 ST FRONTAGE ROAD LUCEDALE, MS 39452 (601) %7-45O0 farmers.supply, net facebook FARMER'S SUPPLY COMPANY, INC 8925 HWY 63 MOSS POINT, MS 39562 (228) Lt74-1281 farmerssupply.net facebook i/lillllildlilli|il| llii. If/l//ll > , Class A SPECIAl. SECTION TO STONE COUNTY ENTERPRISE MGCCC'S COURTNEY MOORE SCORED THE TEAM'S ONLY RUN AGAINST NORTHEAST APR. 26. \\; (:lass ,,Photos Top Honors Ceremony & Events Schedule Congratuiafions Custom Designed Trim. Puffins Accessories Insulation Gutter Systems, Roll-Up, Passages & Sliding Door Systems ',< <:. $,,99/Lr GOLDIN :METALS, INC. I 228-896-6216 ext. 230 12440 Seaway Road, Oullport !