MGCCC's Lopareva seeded second at state tourney

MGCCC's Lopareva seeded second at state tourney

Margarita Lopareva will be the No. 2 seed when she starts play in the MACJC/Region 23 Women's Tennis Tournament on Thursday in Tupelo.


The sophomore from Moscow, Russia, will take on East Central's Gabriela Gomez at 9:30 a.m. Megan Bankston (So., Gulfport/Gulfport) drew top-seeded Arianda Jordan from Jones.


Bankston and Lopareva are seeded fourth in No. 2 doubles.


Chloe Fell (Fr., Bury, England/Woodhey) lost 6-1, 6-1 to Hinds' Aryelle-Grace Waters in the first round of No. 4 singles.


Thursday's schedule

No. 1 singles: (2) Margarita Lopareva (GC) vs. Gabriela Gomez (EC), 9:30 a.m.

No. 2 singles: Megan Bankston (GC) vs. (1) Arianda Jordan (JC), 9:30 a.m.

No. 3 singles: Destiny Davis (GC) vs. (2) Katy Clark (CL), 9:30 a.m.

No. 1 doubles: (4) Lopareva-Bankston (GC) vs. Josie Hurst (EC) 3:30 p.m.

No. 2 doubles: Davis-Fell (GC) vs. Kara Clark-Katy Clark (CL), 3:30 p.m.


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Don Hammack
Sports Information Director
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College