WESSON – The Co-Lin netters won two important matches this past weekend at Northeast Community College and Itawamba Community College on a two-day trip. Co-Lin routed Northeast 9-0 and defeated ICC 5-4. The wins move the Wolves to 3-1 on the year.
"Our guys came out and took from the start against Northeast and never let up," said head coach Blake Smith. "This was a good road win after a long day of traveling."
In doubles action Sebastian Osorio and Juan Pablo Pinilla routed Northeast 8-0 at No. 1. Cory Alderman and Tripp Case teamed up for Co-Lin at No. 2 and grabbed an 8-3 victory. Hayes Thompson and Sebastian Harrell secured an 8-3 victory at No. 3 doubles.
The Wolves dominated singles action on the day as the team collectively lost only 10 games. Osorio cruised past Alan Riveria at No. 1 6-0, 6-1 followed by Pinilla at No. 2 who defeated Chandler Walden 6-0, 6-0. Thompson defeated Jacob Price 6-1, 6-1, and Case rolled passed Tomas Tucker 6-0, 6-1. Alderman picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 5 singles over Northeast's Corey Lindsey, and Cole Moak rounded the Wolves singles play with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Andrew Price.
The Wolves followed Friday's dominating performance with a 5-4 win over ICC on Saturday.
"This match could have gone either way, but the guys came up big in some really clutch situations," said Smith. "We starting strong with doubles and set the tone. Case and Pinilla played some great tennis and came away with some big wins for us."
Osorio and Pinilla won at No. 1 doubles 8-4, and Case Alderman picked up an 8-2 win at No. 2. Thompson and Harrell suffered an 8-5 loss at No. 3 to give the Wolves a 2-1 lead heading into singles action.
Osorio surpassed David Perez 6-0, 6-1 to secure a win at No. 1 singles for the Wolves. Pinilla played a hard fought match at No. 2 and won 3-6, 6-1, 10-6. Thompson lost to ICC's Ezra Blizzard at No. 3 after a difficult match. The matched ended with a final of 5-7, 6-1, 10-5. Case hung on late to defeat ICC's Christopher Shands 7-6, 2-6, 10-5. Roberto Valadez beat Co-Lin's Alderman 6-4, 6-1 at No. 5, and ICC's Michael Crotts defeated Cole Moak 6-1, 6-1 at No. 6.
The Wolves take the court again Saturday, March 4 as Co-Lin travels to Perkinston to take on Mississippi Gulf Coast at 1 p.m.