Lady Braves win Bill Scott invitational


Ethan Byers and Melody Ellis

The Lady Braves did an outstanding job at the Bill Scott Varsity Invitational on Oct. 3 taking first as a team against tough competition.

The Braves showed much improvement since last year’s invitational. They took first in both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles. Many other Braves took home medals as well. 

“We were just better and we ended up able to win more positions than the competition. At one point, we had all four courts full with a Bonner team playing a battle on all four corners,” said Coach Matt Dow.

Juniors Emily Ashford and Sofia Bowman took first in No. 1 doubles. This is the first year the two friends have been able to share the court together and it has worked out great. 

“I’ve known Sofia a long time and understand her.” “We just have to work together as a team and not get upset with each other,” Ashford said.

Although the weather was not in their favor, the Lady Braves adjusted and continued to stay focused throughout the invitational.

“It didn’t affect our players at all. We’re kind of used to this with tennis. Tennis is a sport that is really reliant on good weather, you cannot play with wet courts, like not even damp courts. So we have to wait for them to be completely dry,” Dow said. 

Dow said the team has a shared vision; that they just keep working, and they don’t get down. 

The Braves will continue to work and focus on what they want to accomplish heading into regionals which take place on Friday, Oct. 11, at DeSoto High School.