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The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis team faced the Kern Valley Broncs, Thursday, and came away with another tight loss, 10-8.
The Broncosâ€™ singles and doubles both took four matches.
Doubles team of Hope McIndoo and Tara Gardner, once again, kept it exciting with two tie-breakers, losing both by 3-7, but coming back to win their final match 7-5.
â€śHope and Tara have taken a match to a tie-breaker against every school we have played,â€ť said coach Patty Cummings. â€śThey really battle.â€ť
Final scores for McIndoo and Gardner against Kern: 7-5, 6-7, 6-7.
In the last three matches the Broncos as a team have lost by a slim margin. â€śEven though our record is 0-3 in High Desert League,â€ť said Cummings, â€śwe still have time to come back and be in CIF playoff position if we win the next three, which is very possible. Weâ€™ve been close in all our matches.â€ť
Katie Tanksley and Karen Hinek had two wins on the doubles side, 6-3, 6-4, then lost 4-6 in the third.
The team of Juliana Guido and Karina Morales lost 1-6 but then won 6-3.
â€śThey have really good communication as a team and are a pleasure to coach, â€ś said Cummings.
On the singles side, Ricki Willey lost to Mirisa Smith and Dolly Anzldo but beat Trinity Snyder 6-3.
Ashley Lee won one set, 6-3, and lost 3-6 and 4-6.
Madi Taylor won 7-5, 6-2 and lost 1-6.
Kern Valley goes to 2-1 in HDL With Desert and Mammoth at 2-1 and three matches left, the championship is still up for grabs, according to Cummings.
Next up, is a run of home matches. Bishop takes on Mammoth, Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Desert on Saturday, Oct. 22.