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Bulldogs defeat Tigers to open the season, 7-2

BOONEVILLE --- The Holmes Community College men's tennis team opened the season with a 7-2 team win here Friday over the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers.

In singles play, Owen Taylor, Nick Robertson, Corey Warren, Matthew Philley, Matthew Dubourg each picked up wins while Fred Johnston suffered a loss. Taylor won 7-5, 6-2; Robertson won 6-3, 6-1; Warren won 6-3, 6-0; Philley won 6-2, 7-6 (3-7), 10-5; and Dubourg won 6-3, 6-7 (6-8), 10-5. Johnston fell 6-7 (9-11), 6-4, 6-10. In doubles, Taylor and Robertson and Warren and Phillip each won. Johnston and Dubourg fell in doubles. Taylor and Robertson won 8-2 while Warren and Philley won 8-4 and Johnson and Dubourg lost on a tiebreaker 8-9 (3-10).