ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond girls tennis team picked up its second win of the season Tuesday afternoon.
Jayana Nicholson took care of business in her return to the No. 1 singles, Taylor Parrish escaped a hard-fought battle at the No. 5 spot, and the Lady Raiders grabbed a 7-1 victory over conference foe Jack Britt on their home courts.
Nicholson, a senior who played the last two matches at No. 2 , went three sets with Buccaneers’ top player Natasha Benson (6-2, 6-7, 10-6). Parrish, senior, also needed all three to defeat Jack Britt’s Camrionna Corbett (6-2, 4-6, 10-8).
Greyson Way, Emily Parsons, and Chloe Wiggins, all seniors, downed their respective opponents in just two sets.
Richmond and Jack Britt didn’t play the No. 1 doubles, but did compete in the other two. Way and Parsons would add another win to their column with a 8-1 victory in the No. 2 doubles. Emily Buie, junior, would avenge her singles loss to Tatyana Sluss by teaming up with Parrish and taking down Sluss and Victoria Atakuzi, 8-3, in the No. 3 doubles.
The Lady Raiders will be back home on Thursday to face off against Hoke County.
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Richmond’s Jayana Nicholson defeated Jack Britt’s Natasha Benson in three sets (6-2, 6-7, 10-6) in the No. 1 singles Tuesday, helping the Lady Raiders grab a 7-1 win on their home courts.
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