MGCCC women beat ICC 7-2

Published 3:36 pm Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The Mississippi Gulf Coast women’s tennis team rebounded from a season-opening loss to Hinds by waxing Itawamba 7-2 in Fulton on Tuesday.


“They rebounded great,” Gulf Coast coach Sam Blackburn said. “They got all three doubles points, which is so important. That took the pressure off singles.”

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The Bulldogs had lost their opener to Hinds last week. The No. 3 doubles team of Bayley Askin (Fr., St. Martin/St. Martin) and Ashlegh Wine (Fr., Ocean Springs/Ocean Springs) helped get them off on the right foot. They fought back from 5-1 down to win their match 9-7.


Still playing without their No. 2 player, the Bulldogs showed their depth. They picked up four singles wins with everybody else bumped up a spot.


Tanyaradzwa Kaome (Fr., Harare, Zimbabwe/The Heritage School) picked up a pair of points, as did Bayley Askin (Fr., St. Martin/St. Martin) and Ashleigh Chelette (So., Vancleave/Vancleave).


Gulf Coast is back in action at home Friday. Meridian visits for another MACCC showdown.



Team: Gulf Coast 7, Itawamba 2


No. 1: Tanyaradzwa Kaome-Hayden Hensarling (GC) def. Gaia del Sordo-Martina Coghetto, 8-4

No. 2: Abigail Garman-Ashleigh Chelette (GC) def. Sydney Ostrander-Madelyn Angle, 8-3

No. 3: Bayley Askin-Ashlegh Wine (GC) def. Brianna Ball-Belle Powell, 9-7


No. 1: Kaome (GC) def. del Sordo, 6-3, 4-6, 10-5

No. 2: Coghetto (ICC) def. Hensarling, 6-4, 6-1

No. 3: Askin (GC) def Ostrander, 6-4, 6-0

No. 4: Angle (ICC) def. Garman, 6-4, 7-5

No. 5: Chelette (GC) def. Ball, 6-1, 6-3

No. 6: Josie Vuyovich (GC) def. Aidan Nipp, 6-2, 7-5


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