Franklin girls serve up split

Published 11:14 am Saturday, March 17, 2012

FRANKLIN—The Franklin High School girls’ tennis team lost 5-4 to Brunswick High School Thursday.

The Lady Broncos split singles 3-3. Asya Lee, Jeanetta Sessoms and Tyreckka Hawks won their matches for Franklin.

In doubles action, Franklin’s No. 1 tandem of Lee and Sessoms defeated Aleah Lambert and Blanca Alveraz to give Franklin a 4-3 advantage. However, due to rain, the match was called with Franklin behind in the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches by scores of 3-4 and 4-5, respectively. This gave the Lady Bulldogs the two game points for their 5-4 victory.

Franklin is 1-1 on the season.

Box Score

* Asya Lee (F) def. Aleah Lambert 8-1
* Jeanetta Sessoms (F) def Blanca Alveraz 8-3
* Shamika Riley (B) def Kailyn Trotter 8-2
* Tyreckka Hawks (F) def Aimee Goode 8-1
* Quashauna Moore (B) def Maura Zurfluh 8-2
* Keyonna Mangram (B) def Cheyenne Banks 8-2

* Lee/ Sessoms (F) def Lambert/Moore 8-4
* Alveraz/ Riley (B) def Gray/ Hawks 4-3)
* S. Riley/A. Goode (B) def. K. Trotter/Banks 9-7

In action from Tuesday, Franklin’s Lee and partner Maura Zurfluh defeated Southampton High School’s Kiana Tines and Melia Hill 9-7 to break a 4-4 tie for a Lady Bronco win.

The visiting Lady Broncos took a 4-2 lead in the singles’ matches; Franklin struggled to win the fifth and deciding game point.

Southampton won the third doubles match 9-7 and the second doubles match in a tiebreaker 9-8 (10-6) to even the match score at four game points each.

Box Score

* Asya Lee (F) def. Kiana Tynes 8-3
* Jasmine Wyche (S) def Jeanetta Sessoms 6-5
* Kailyn Trotter (F) def. Aaliyah Walton 8-4
* Melia Hill (S) def. Rebecca Gray 8-3
* Tyreckka Hawks (F) def Amber Guarganus 8-1
* Maura Zurfluh (F) def Breonna Whitfield 8-6

* Lee/Zurfluh (F) def Tines/ Hill 9-7
* Wyche/Walton (S) def Gray/Hawks 9-8 (10-6)
* Brittany Joyner/Sally Vick (S) def. K. Trotter/Cheyenne Banks 9-7