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Broncos tennis braves the elements and MHS

October 7, 2010

Tuesday’s thunderstorms let up just long enough for a Bishop 10-3 tennis win over Mammoth.
The Broncos and Huskies players, coaches and spectators had to clear the tennis courts of hail stones before the match could begin.
The final sets were still in progress when the dark skies opened up again. By then, the Broncos doubles had already won six out of the 13 sets and the singles had taken three.
Eva Bohg swept her first two sets 6-1 and was ahead 3-2 when the rains came.
Shayna Citrenbaum won 6-1 against Mammoth’s No. 3 seed.
On the doubles side, Ashley Lee and Sivonna Becket won their second tiebreaker of the week against the Huskies’ No. 1 team.
The first Lee/Becket heart-stopper came in Saturday’s match against Desert High School, giving the Broncos the final, winning point.
“It’s great to see Ashley and Sivonna keep focused under that kind of pressure,” said coach Patty Cummings.
Madi Taylor and Jocelyn Crocket won 6-2 and 6-3 with a third set forfeit. Karen Hinek and Hope McIndoo took their two sets 6-2 and 6-0.
The Broncos recorded their first league win against Desert High School, 10-8, Saturday.
Nine of the 10 points were earned on the singles side. Citrenbaum, Bohg and Maddy Talmage gave up only 8 out of 54 games.
The doubles teams had a tougher time. Lee and Becket sealed the win for the Broncos with a 9-7 tiebreaker.
“I was very impressed with the determination these two girls showed,” said Cummings. “They came back from a one game to five to win the set.”
The Broncos picked up other doubles games.
Karen Hinek and Hope McIndoo went 1-6 and 2-6 against Desert’s No. 2 and 1 teams, respectively.
Taylor and Crocket picked up three games. Freshmen Janelle Rafferty and Kelli Pfeiler went 1-6. Frosh Taylor Stoll and sophomore Tara Gardner went 3-6.
The Broncos get a week off before their next home match against Kern Valley, Oct. 14.

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