ROCKINGHAM — After a rough three matches to start the new season, the Lady Raider tennis team has once again blanked a conference opponent — this time on its home court.
A week after it handled Hoke County on the road, Richmond hosted Seventy-First and cruised to a 9-0 victory Tuesday afternoon, giving the home team a boost of confidence going forward.
“It should help. We were able to get some girls some experience that will help us later on,” coach Michael Way said. “We’re going to need a solid effort tomorrow against Lumberton.”
Similar to their match at Hoke last week, the Lady Raiders had three players acheive golden sets. Senior Kathleen Pittman (No. 3) and juniors Jayana Nicholson (No. 2) and Emily Parsons (No. 4) all had control of their respective singles matches from start to finish.
The No. 1 singles match was won by senior Destiny Buie — over Seventy-First’s Angie Castro — by a score of 6-1, 6-3. The Lady Falcons forfeited the No. 5 and No. 6 singles matches, which would’ve been played by Richmond’s Meredith Stogner and Chloe Wiggins, respectively.
Wiggins would get a chance to hit the court, however, as she joined fellow junior Greyson Way for a 8-0 defeat in the No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 and No. 3 doubles were also forfeited by Seventy-First.
Richmond (2-3, 2-2 SAC) will make the trip to Lumberton on Wednesday for a make-up match. The two programs were originally set to face off last Thursday but rescheduled the conference bout due to weather.
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