The Bishop Union High School tennis team sent four Lady Broncos to the Ford Southern Section CIF Individual Champion-ships held in Claremont on Nov. 19.
Together the girls were able to collect a total of 12 games. “The competition is very tough when at this level,” said coach Patty Cummings. “There have been times when we have not won any games so I was extremely impressed with how determined these four girls were this year.”
The doubles team of Katie Tanksley and Tessa Wright lost in two sets – 3-6, 0-6 – against the number one doubles team from Yucca Valley
Senior Ashley Lee was up against the number one singles player from Serrano but it did not shake her at all, since earlier in the season she knocked out Kern Valley’s number one seed.
Ashley lost the first set 1-6 but fought hard to stay in the second, losing by a close 4-6.
Senior Madi Taylor was up against Serrano and she also had an impressive match getting to 3-6 in the first set and 1-6 in the second.
“I was very proud of this year’s team’s accomplishments as a whole and the way they represented their school with great sportsmanship and attitude the whole year,” said Cummings. “We were able to capture the High Desert League title and also represent Bishop in Southern California getting four of the six spots available in individual competition. I must say goodbye to six wonderful seniors but know they will be successful in anything they do. Thank you, again, to everyone who supported and helped our team this year.”