Lady Cougars, Broncos fight to the end

Published 9:56 am Friday, April 7, 2017

by Frank A. Davis

Both the Surry County High School Lady Cougars and the Franklin High School Lady Broncos went the distance during their match on Wednesday to determine who would win the match. The Lady Cougars won 5-4.

Franklin High School’s DeAnna Freeman hits a forehand shot during the singles match against Surry High School. — Frank A. Davis | Tidewater News

Playing on the tennis courts at Franklin High School, the teams entered the doubles matches with both schools having won three singles matches apiece. Needed to win the match is a total of five match wins.

The Lady Broncos’ No. 1 doubles team of Erin Karmilovich and Qwa’neshia Barnes won their match with a score of 8-6. Franklin’s No. 2 doubles team of Jada Barnes and DeAnna Freeman after being down came back, but went down 6-8.

The Lady Broncos’ last chance for a win was on the racquets of Ayanna Mabry and Sierra Newby. After opening with a 6-4 led the match ended up with an 8 all tie, which resulted in a tie-break to win the match. In the tie-breaker the Lady Broncos fought to the end, but went down in defeat.

Singles Matches played using an 8 game pro set

(Franklin High versus Surry High, respectively)

1. Erin Karmilovich won 8-0 against Braila Pierce

2. Qwa’neshia Barnes won 8-4 against Bryne Grissett

3. Jada Barnes won 8-5 against Kiane Grissett

4. DeAnna Freeman lost 6-8 against NaQuanya Shaw

5. Ayanna Mabry lost 1-8 against Kharris Howell

6. Sierra Newby lost 4-8 against Teya Haskett

Doubles matches played using an 8 game pro set

(Franklin High versus Surry High, respectively)

1. Qwaneshia Barnes /Erin Karmilovich

won 8-6 against Pierce/Bryne

2. Jada Barnes/DeAnna Freeman lost 6-8 against K. Grissett/Shaw

3. Ayanna Mabry/Sierra Newby lost 8-9 (5-7) against Howell/Jefferson