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Bohman, Flyers roll to win over WHHS

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 20, 2003

The Franklin County boys tennis Flyers move into the meat of their schedule this week, and they will need character like they saw Saturday from junior Bruce Bohman if they are to have continued success.

Bohman rallied from 1-4 down against Adam Duvall of the Wolverines Saturday morning at the KSU courts, winning the last seven games for an 8-4 victory at No. 2 singles.

Bohman improved to 4-2 on the spring and the Flyers improved to 6-0 with the 9-0 team victory over the Wolverines at the Kentucky State courts.

Western Hills slipped to 3-4.

“Bruce showed a lot of character today,” Franklin County coach Terry Johnson said of Bohman, who made the huge leap from No. 5 to No. 2 singles this spring. “He was down 2-1 and had his head down a lot, and I told him, ‘It’s early in the match. You have plenty of time to turn things around. All you need to do is play more intelligently’, which we weren’t doing at the time.

“He knows playing No. 2 there’s a lot of pressure on him,” Johnson added. “You’re always playing a good player. He moved up in the order a lot from last year, so he’s still a little nervous and a little tentative.”

Bohman admitted to being frustrated early against Duvall.

“I was playing not to lose rather than to win, and I was getting frustrated,” Bohman said. “But I calmed down and got more into a rhythm and started playing my game. I started playing to win. I started coming to the net and being more assertive.”

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