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Lady Wolves tennis team defeats East Central

 In the first match of the year, the Co-Lin Lady Wolves tennis team defeated host East Central 6-3. The Lady Wolves won singles matches at #1, #2, #5, and #6 and at #1 and #3 doubles.
Sophomore Courtney Watts of Brookhaven defeated Hannah Peoples at #1 singles 6-1, 6-4. Watts is the returning state champion at #3 doubles and #4 singles finalist. Fellow sophomore Melody Smith of Brookhaven defeated Alana Turner of East Central 6-3. 6-4. The sister combination of Erika and Allie Dear of Florence won their singles matches. Erika defeated Hannah Smith 6-1, 6-2 at #5 and sister Allie defeated Lauren Peterson 6-0, 6-2 at #6.
In other singles action, East Central’s Amber Pierce defeated Co-Lin’s Savannah Brister of Brookhaven 2-6, 6-4, (10-2) at #3 and Nan Hartness defeated Carlianne Alderman of Brookhaven 6-0, 6-4 at #4.
In doubles action, Watts/Smith defeated Turner/Pierce 8-3 at #1. Alderman and partner Carly Riley defeated Katlyn Patrick/Hannah Smith 8-6 at #3. East Central’s Peoples/Hartness defeated Caroleah Brister/Savannah Brister 8-5.
Co-Lin will host Itawamba on Friday, Feb. 21, beginning at 2 p.m.
Singles:
Courtney Watts (CL) def. Hannah Peoples (ECCC) 6-1, 6-4
Melody Smith (CL) def. Alana Turner (ECCC) 6-3, 6-4
Amber Pierce (ECCC) def. Savannah Brister (CL) 2-6, 6-4, (10-2)
Nan Hartness (ECCC) def. Carlianne Alderman (CL) 6-0 6-4
Erika Dear (CL) def. Hannah Smith (ECCC) 6-1, 6-2
Allie Dear (CL) def. Lauren Peterson (ECCC) 6-0; 6-2
Doubles:
Watts/Smith (CL) def. Turner/Pierce) 8-3
Peoples/Hartness (ECCC) def. Brister/Brister (CL) 8-5
Alderman/Riley (CL) def. Patrick/Smith (ECCC) 8-6

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