February 17, 2017
WESSON – The Lady Wolves had a strong showing Wednesday as Co-Lin rallied to a 7-2 victory over the East Central Community College Lady Warriors. The Lady Wolves wrapped up doubles play leading 2-1 and then took five of six singles courts to secure the victory.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the women today,” said head coach Blake Smith. “ECCC was coming off a big win against Hinds who beat us in the fall.”
Co-Lin’s Ximena Daza and Laura Vargas paired up at No. 1 doubles and defeated Julia Johnston and Tatiana Quinonez 8-1. Bayli Battle and Julie Kramer suffered a loss at No. 2 doubles to Chaney Mills and Andi McCrimmon of ECCC, 8-0. The Lady Wolves took the No. 3 doubles court after an exciting match. Maddi Ogden and Chantel Quarles, former high school double parterns, paired up and outlasted Samantha McCrimmon and Hannah Payne 9-8 (8-6).
“We set the tone in doubles with wins at No. 1 and No. 3,” said Smith. “Chantel and Maddie played a strong match and pulled out a thriller.”
In singles action, Daza defeated Quinonez soundly 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 while Vargas routed Mills 6-4, 6-4 in the No. 2 slot. Quarles went on to win her singles match at No. 3. She defeated Johnston 6-4, 6-2. Susanna Ratcliff lost at No. 4 singles to East Central’s Andi McCrimmon 6-1, 6-1. Battle, Co-Lin’s No. 5 player, bounced back after losing 6-0 in the opening set and defeated An Duong 0-6, 6-2 (11-9). Ogden rounded out singles play with a victory of the Lady Wolves at No. 6. Ogden defeated Emily Dykeman 6-3, 3-6, (10-4).
“I was most impressed with the bottom of our singles,” said Smith. “Bayli [Battle] can adjust to difficult situations, after the first set she started mixing up her shots and turned the match around…Maddie [Ogden] played a strong tie breaker after taking an early lead and never letting up.”