Lady Bronco netters lose opener in close match with Lady Dukes

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017

by Frank A. Davis

The Franklin High School Lady Broncos tennis team lost its season opener 4-5 in a close match with the Lady Dukes of Windsor High School. The match was played at the Windsor High School tennis courts on Friday.

After the Lady Broncos No. 4 player Ayana Mabry injured her ankle during her match with Emma Wyatt, both teams had three wins each as they entered into the doubles play.

Windsor’s No. 1 player TeQuila Williams on a run to hit the ball at the net. — Frank A. Davis | Tidewater News

Franklin’s No. 1 doubles team of Qwaneshia Barnes and Erin Karmilovich claimed a win over TeQuila Williams and Sheena Virden, but the No. 3 team of Alexis Bradshaw and Geniyah Everette dropped its match 1-8 to Victoria Johnson andTori Tomlin. With that, the win of the match was on the racquets of the No. 2 doubles teams.

After being down 3-7, the Franklin team of Jada Barnes and DeAnna Freeman rallied back to tie the score at 7 all. But after many fierce rallies and aggressive net play by the Lady Broncos, the Windsor team of Skylar Prinaotta and Emma Wyatt fought back to take the match clincher with a score of 9 -7.

Singles Matches played using an 8 game pro set

1. Erin Karmilovich won 8-3 over TeQuila Williams

2. Qwaneshia Barnes won 8-3 over Victoria Johnson

3. Jada Barnes won 8-3 over Skylar Prinaotta

4. Ayana Mabry lost by injury against Emma Wyatt

5. Sierra Newby lost 1-8 over Sheena Virden

6. Azzure Boyd lost 0-8 over Tori Tomlin

Doubles matches played using an 8 game pro set

FHS versus Windsor

1. Qwaneshia Barnes, Erin Karmilovich won 8-3 over  TeQuila Williams, Sheena Virden

2. Jada Barnes, DeAnna Freeman lost 7-9 over Skylar Prinaotta, Emma Wyatt

3. Alexis Bradshaw, Geniyah Everette lost 1-8 Victoria Johnson, Tori Tomlin