One more step for HCAC women’s tennis title

By Ben Brown

The women’s tennis team kept another HCAC championship alive on Sunday after it beat Transylvania 5-4, improving the season record to 7-3 and 6-1 in conference play.

Head Coach Rusty Hughes thought that the No. 2 and 3 teams played really aggressive, which he thought jump-started the team for the day.

Winners on the day included sophomores Melissa Sanders (7-5, 7-5), Emily Roberts (6-1, 6-1) and junior Becky Bonomini (6-2, 6-2) in singles competition.

“The star of the day had to be Melissa Sanders, who beat last year’s Player of the Year in straight sets,” Hughes said. “Melissa is having a great year.”

The team of sophomore Chelsea Howell and freshman Allison Meyer won its doubles match (8-5), as well as sophomore Chelsea Platt and freshman Emily Helvie (8-2).

The team will play Hanover on Wednesday night at 5 p.m. A win against the Panthers will give Franklin this year’s conference title. The Grizzlies won conference last year and is looking for a repeat.

“We hope that students will come and support the women’s tennis team in there last home match of the year,” Hughes said.


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Ashley Shuler is the executive editor of The Franklin. She has held various multimedia journalism and public relations internships, including positions at Indianapolis Monthly, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Dittoe Public Relations.

When she isn’t staying up late to edit stories, Ashley spends her time boutique shopping and drinking as much vanilla Coke as possible.

This is Ashley’s third year in a leadership role and her fourth year on The Franklin staff. She previously held positions as web editor and news editor.

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