Lady Raider tennis falls to Jack Britt

By: By Leon Hargrove Jr. -

ROCKINGHAM — A six-game win streak has quickly turned into a two-game losing streak for the Richmond girls tennis team, who enjoyed three weeks of winning before it lost earlier in the week and then fell to Jack Britt on Thursday.

The last time the Lady Raiders met up with Jack Britt, the match was cut short due to weather. This time around, however, the sun was shining and both teams were able to battle until there was a winner.

And when it was all said and done, the Lady Bucs grabbed a 5-3 victory over Richmond.

“We played well, but Jack Britt has some good players,” head coach Michael Way said.

Senior Meredith Stogner and junior Greyson Way were the lone Lady Raiders to pick up wins in the singles. Stogner needed three sets to take down Jack Britt’s Lindsey Adams in the No. 5 singles (6-7, 6-4, 10-5). Way only needed two to defeat Britt’s Leonie Brown in the No. 4 singles (7-6, 6-1).

The only win Richmond got in the doubles were courtesy of Way and junior counterpart Jayana Nicholson in the No. 2 match. They escaped with an 8-5 win over Brown and Kristina Patel.

Juniors Emily Parsons and Chloe Wiggins were ready for the No. 3 doubles but the match wasn’t played “because of darkness and it wouldn’t have affected the outcome,” Way said.

Richmond (6-4, 6-3 SAC) looks to get back into the win column next Tuesday it welcomes Hoke County, the team it defeated to earn its first victory of the season late last month.

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By Leon Hargrove Jr.