Southampton boys netters put one over Broncos

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018

by Frank A. Davis

It was a little windy as play began on Monday when the Southampton Indians and the Franklin Broncos boys tennis teams took to the courts at Franklin High School for a match. In this first meeting of the two teams, the Indians cruised to an easy 6-3 win over the Broncos.

Franklin High’s No. 3 William Brown eyes the ball for a put-away in the singles match against Southampton High School on Monday. — Frank A. Davis | Tidewater News

FHS’s Damarus McDonald and SHS’s Ethan Smith, both playing at the No. 4 spot in the line-up, were the only players to play a three-setter, with Smith winning 7-2 in the final tie break to claim the match.

Singles matches played using the best two out of three sets.

FHS versus Southampton High School

1. William Wellons lost 0-6, 0-6 to Luke Warren

2. Jahmajae Bynum won 6-3, 6-4 over Alan Diggs

3. William Brown won 6-3, 6-3 over Tyrik Dickerson

4. Demarcus McDonald lost 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (tie break 2-7) to Ethan Smith

5. Jalyn Hobbs lost, 4-6, 5-7 to Brandon Williams

6. Antoynio Grant of SHS won by default

Doubles matches played using an eight-game pro set.

FHS versus SHS

1. Wellons/McDonald lost 3-8 to Warren/Diggs

2. Bynum/Brown won 8-6 to Dickerson/Smith

3. Williams/Grant of SHS won by default