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Lady Raiders Tennis Honors Seniors at Senior Night; Demolish Seventy-First 9-0

Richmond seniors (left to right): Meredith Stogner, Elizabeth Burns, Destiny Buie and Kathleen Pittman
Photo courtesy of Michelle Morrison Parrish.

ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond Senior High School Lady Raiders tennis team celebrated its senior Tuesday night before their match against Seventy First High School, and the seniors themselves helped cap off a 9-0 sweep of the Falcons.

Not only did the Raiders not allow a win overall in the matches, but the Lady Raiders only gave up five total points on the day, doubles matches included.

Senior Destiny Buie defeated her opponent 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 1 singles match, and senior Kathleen Pittman won the No. 3 match 6-0, 6-2. Senior Meredith Stogner shut out her Lady Falcon counterpart 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 5 game, and Elizabeth Burns got in on the senior dominance with a 6-0, 6-1 victory.

Juniors Jayana Nicholson and Greyson Way also won their matches handily on Thursday, 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0, respectively.

In doubles matches, Pittman and Stogner won the No. 1 contest 8-0, while Burns and Taylor Parrish defeated the Falcons 8-1 in the No. 2 match.

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For head coach Mike Way, it was a solid win, but with only one match left in the regular season, he’s hoping his team can finish out the year on a strong note. At 4 p.m. Thursday, the Raiders will host Scotland High School in what Way said is, “always a hard-fought match.”

Richmond will travel to Pinecrest High School on Monday and Tuesday of next week for the Sandhills Athletic Conference’s tournament.

“This will determine who goes to regionals,” said Way.

The Lady Raiders, now 8-5 overall and 8-4 in the SAC, will look to beat the Lady Scots to finish no lower than third in the conference this season.

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