The Bishop Lady Broncos tennis team faced the Kern Valley Broncs, Thursday, and came away with another tight loss, 10-8.
The Broncos’ 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.
“Hope and Tara have taken a match to a tie-breaker against every school we have played,” said coach Patty Cummings. “They really battle.”
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. “Even though our record is 0-3 in High Desert League,” said Cummings, “we still have time to come back and be in CIF playoff position if we win the next three, which is very possible. We’ve been close in all our matches.”
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.
“They have really good communication as a team and are a pleasure to coach, “ 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.