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Ashlyn Bouldin: The Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week

Senior tennis player Ashlyn Bouldin is the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — A pair of wins on the tennis court has landed Ashlyn Bouldin as the Official Richmond County Female Athlete of the Week, presented by HWY 55.

With the regular season nearing its end for the Richmond Senior High School girls’ tennis team, Bouldin helped make last week’s lone match competitive.

Earning her first career recognition, Bouldin has added depth to Richmond’s lineup during her first season playing the sport.

Athletic Profile

Year: Senior

Fall Sport: Tennis

Position: No. 6 Singles

Years on Varsity: 1 Year


The Lady Raider tennis team played in just one match last week, traveling to Union Pines High School to continue Sandhills Athletic Conference play.

Although Richmond suffered a 3-6 defeat to the Lady Vikings, Bouldin was responsible for two of the Lady Raiders’ victories.

In singles play, Bouldin matched up against Saeda Yoxtheimer in the No. 6 competition. Seeing the score go back and forth, Bouldin emerged as an 8-6 winner, joining teammate Hanna Smith as the only two Lady Raiders to win their singles match.

Needing to sweep doubles play to earn the match victory, Bouldin and fellow first-year senior Savannah Jordan did their part in the No. 3 pairing.

Against Yoxtheimer and Kinsley Creel, Bouldin and Jordan rolled to an 8-3 victory. It was just their second time playing doubles together this season.

Looking to finish out the season with a pair of match victories, Richmond (4-6, 4-6 SAC) will play two more SAC matches this week. 

Bouldin and her teammates will host Lee County on Wednesday for senior night and travel to Scotland on Thursday for the season finale. Both matches will begin at 4 p.m.

Senior Ashlyn Bouldin returns a shot during a home match last month. (Kyle Pillar/The Richmond Observer)


Watch a video interview of Bouldin, who talks about her two recent wins, playing doubles with Jordan and what she plans to do after high school.

The Richmond Observer will publish its Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week soon.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.