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FHS tennis loses season opener

Published 11:14am Monday, March 25, 2013

COURTLAND—The Franklin High School boys’ tennis team opened its 2013 season with a 2-7 loss to Southampton High School on Friday.

Southampton's Sam McDonald charges in preparation to hit the ball back over the net during Friday's match. -- FRANK DAVIS/TIDEWATER NEWS
Southampton’s Sam McDonald charges in preparation to hit the ball back over the net during Friday’s match. — FRANK DAVIS/TIDEWATER NEWS

The Indians won four out of six singles matches and swept all three doubles matches. The match highlights for the Broncos were singles wins by No. 2 seed Shaun Derama and No. 3 seed Tevin Sumblin.

The Indians will travel to Surry High School at 4 p.m. on Monday April 8, while the Broncos will next play at home against Northampton High School at 4 p.m. on Tuesday April 16.

BOX SCORE

Singles:
#1 – Sam McDonald, (SHS) 8-2 over William Jackson (FHS)
#2 – Shaun Derama (FHS) won 8 -1 over Ellis Cofield, (SHS)
#3 – Tevin Sumblin (FHS) won 8-0 over Evon Griggs (SHS)
#4 – Warren Hasting (SHS) won 8-3 over Cullen Porter (FHS)
#5 – Donald Blythe (SHS) won 8-1 over Scott Davis (FHS)
#6 – C.J. Evertt (SHS) won 8-1 over Clinton Smith (FHS)

Doubles:
#1 – McDonald/Griggs (SHS) won 8 -1 over Jackson/Sumblin (FHS)
#2 – E. Cofield/Hasting (SHS) won 8-6 over Derama/ Porter (FHS)
#3 – Antonio Cofield/Shaiquan Johnson (SHS) won 8-6 over Davis/Smith (FHS)

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