by Becky Kimbrell-Norris
RALEIGH — Wakefield High School tennis player Susanne Boyden handed Broughton’s Maggie Kane her first ever loss in her four-year high school career.
Boyden defeated the state 4A singles champion 2-6, 6-4, 10-8 in a match played Tuesday at Broughton High School.
She was the only Wakefield player to win in singles and doubles against Broughton, which is the state’s number one-ranked 4A team.
The Wolverines lost to the Caps 8-1.
In their previous match against Millbrook, Wakefield came up short by a close score of 4-5.
The Wolverines won two singles matches and two doubles matches to the Wildcats, which is one of the top ten 4A teams in the state.
“This loss was a heartbreaker,” said Wakefield coach Ken Stewart. “We had our chance to beat them and just fell short.”
“However, it was our best effort of the season,” Stewart added.
Boyden and Lilah Ivey won their singles matches; at No. 1 and No. 6, 6-1; 6-3 and 6-3, 2-6, 10-8, respectively.
Wakefield also won doubles No. 2 and No. 3. Alexandra McNamara and Savannah Ivey defeated their opponents, 8-6 and Lauren Sheppard and
Lilah Ivey won the other doubles match by a score of 8-6.
The Wolverines will play at Heritage today (Thursday) at 3:30 pm.