GHS duo’s title hopes end at state

April 30, 2014

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Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton played their final tennis match together as Granbury Lady Pirates Monday at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

It didn’t go quite as planned as they dropped their Class 4A state quarterfinals match to Erika Richarme and Valerie Ruiz of Montgomery, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

The seniors did, however, give those watching some exciting tennis, said Granbury coach Denise Scott.

“There was one game that lasted 20 minutes, Scott said. “Other than the first couple of games, the whole match was even.”

In the back-and-forth second set, Bramlett and Morton won the final two games after it was tied at 4-4.

In the opening set, the Granbury duo rallied from 4-1 down to close within 5-3 before the Montgomery pair captured the clinching game.

Last season Bramlett and Morton became the first players from GHSto qualify for state in tennis since Betty Degan won the girls singles championship in 1962.

Bramlett and Morton plan to play together at East Texas Baptist University, coached by former Granbury coach Jeff Bramlett, Kate’s father.

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