Lady Broncos tennis team loses close one

Published 1:32 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

FRANKLIN—The Franklin High School Girls Tennis team swung back into action Monday against Brunswick High School.

With only five players, the Lady Broncos forfeited the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles matches to start the match down 0-2.

Franklin’s Brianna Karmilovich, Sylvanna Bocook and Shadeejah Hunt won their singles matches and Maura Zurfluh lost her match making the score 3-3. Cheyenne Banks playing No. 4 singles was down 1-6 before charging back to win 8-6 and giving Franklin a 4-3 lead heading into doubles play.

Brunswick’s No. 2 duo of Destiny Stith and Ambia Coleman dispatched Banks and Hunt to tie the match at 4-4. At the No. 1 doubles, Franklin’s team of Zurfluh and Karmilovich battled Lashay Lee and Candace Jones. In a seesaw match that produced several lead changes, Brunswick’s Lee and Jones eventually won the set in a tie break, 9-8 (7-1), to give the Lady Bulldogs the 5th match point and the 5-4 victory.