ROCKINGHAM — Neely Turner, a senior tennis player, has been named the Official Richmond County Female Student-Athlete of the Week presented by HWY 55.
A four-year player for Richmond Senior High School, Turner helped the Lady Raiders to a big win over Scotland High School in the team’s only match last week.
Turner, who won her singles and doubles matches, has earned her second career recognition. She also was named during her junior tennis season.
Fall Sport: Tennis
Seed: No. 1
Years on Varsity: 4 years
“SERVE’S UP” WITH NEELY TURNER
The Lady Raiders made the trip to Laurinburg last Tuesday and combined to earn a 7-2 victory over the Lady Scots.
Playing her first season as the No. 1 singles seed, Turner collected her second solo win of the new campaign. Battling against Shay Ward, Turner rolled to an 8-0 shutout win, one of two sweeps in singles play for Richmond.
The other shutout came courtesy of No. 2 junior Hanna Smith, who is also Turner’s doubles partner.
Staying perfect on the season, Turner and Smith teamed up and registered their fourth doubles win in as many matches. The duo made quick work against Ward and Arabia Nimetullah, routing their rivals 8-0 in the No. 1 doubles pairing.
Richmond (2-2, 2-2 SAC) will travel to Pinecrest on Tuesday and host Hoke County on Thursday. Turner and company will begin play at 4 p.m. both days.
RAPID RESPONSE VIDEO WITH NEELY TURNER
Watch a video interview of Turner, who shares about her success this season, talks about her and Smith’s doubles streak and explains what she hopes to accomplish after graduation.
The Richmond Observer will publish its Official Richmond County Male Student-Athlete of the Week soon.