Lady Raiders blanked by East Montgomery

By: By Leon Hargrove Jr. - Sports Editor
Leon Hargrove Jr. | Daily Journal East Montgomery's Mary Beth McCaskill, left, prepares to return a shot from Richmond's Greyson Way, right, during Thursday afternoon's battle on the Richmond tennis courts.

ROCKINGHAM — The battle between Greyson Way and Mary Beth McCaskill in the No. 2 singles was the story of the afternoon as Richmond’s girls tennis team hosted East Montgomery for a non-conference match on Thursday. Way, a senior for the Lady Raiders, and McCaskill, a junior for the Eagles, went back and forth for nearly two hours in a 10-game pro set before McCaskill was able to pull out the 11-9 win — which completed the visiting team’s sweep of the singles. East Montgomery would go on to dominate the doubles as well in order to grab an 8-0 victory over Richmond. Both teams agreed not to play the No. 1 doubles, which was to feature Way and McCaskill, after the lengthy singles bout. Head coach Michael Way and the Lady Raiders, now sitting at 0-2 in the early going, will be looking to grab its first win of the 2018 season when it travels to conference foe Purnell Swett on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m.

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East Montgomery’s Mary Beth McCaskill, left, prepares to return a shot from Richmond’s Greyson Way, right, during Thursday afternoon’s battle on the Richmond tennis courts.
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East Montgomery’s Mary Beth McCaskill, left, prepares to return a shot from Richmond’s Greyson Way, right, during Thursday afternoon’s battle on the Richmond tennis courts.

By Leon Hargrove Jr.

Sports Editor

Reach sports editor Leon Hargrove Jr. by phone at 910-817-2673 or by email at [email protected] For stories, scores and updates, follow the Daily Journal’s sports section on Twitter @RCDailySports.

Reach sports editor Leon Hargrove Jr. by phone at 910-817-2673 or by email at [email protected] For stories, scores and updates, follow the Daily Journal’s sports section on Twitter @RCDailySports.