The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats are tied for third place after Wednesday's opening day of the Region 23 Tennis Tournament.
In first day action, JCJC's Stephanie Smith defeated Co-Lin's Abby Morris, 6-1, 6-4, in No. 2 singles. JCJC's Elizabeth Wright beat Itawamba's Theresa Jackson, 6-2, 6-2, in No. 5 singles and Lady Bobcat Brooke Martin downed Co-Lin's Meredith Allen, 6-1, 6-1, in No. 6 singles.
Alicia Domoney lost in No. 1 singles to ICC's Amy Evans, 6-2, 6-0. Meridian's Katy Adams beat Brenda Hegwood, 6-0, 6-3, in No. 3 singles and MCC's Tara-Beth Hall defeated Aja White, 6-1, 6-0, in No. 4 singles.
Meridian Community College leads with six points, while JCJC and Itawamba are tied for second with three points. Co-Lin is in fourth place with 0 points. The top three teams qualify for the NJCAA Division I National Tournament May 4-10 in Tucson, Ariz.
Rain delayed the start of the tournament by over four hours. Rain then suspended play Wednesday evening, but all singles matches were completed.
The tournament is scheduled to conclude on Thursday here at the Northeast Lauderdale Tennis Complex.