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PHOTOS: RSHS tennis senior night

Left to right: Seniors Neely Turner and Ella Scott, coach Jessica Covington and seniors Lexi Medlin and Jaelyn Monroe. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — The second senior night of the fall sports season took place at Richmond Senior High School’s tennis courts on Thursday.

The Lady Raider tennis team took time prior to its Sandhills Athletic Conference match against Scotland High School to celebrate its four seniors.

Introduced by head coach Jessica Covington, the four seniors were celebrated by family members, teammates and classmates.

Neely Turner, the team’s No. 1 singles player, was the lone four-year player in this year’s class. Ella Scott, who plays the No. 5 singles slot, has been a three-year player.

Lexi Medlin and Jaelyn Monroe, both newcomers, joined the tennis team this fall.

“We always enjoy the opportunity to recognize our seniors and celebrate everything they’ve done to contribute to our program,” Covington said. “These four ladies have worked especially hard this season and have each played their own role in our success.


“Neely has been a four-year starter and has really fulfilled her leadership role and played well in singles and doubles this year. Ella has made the most of her first year as a starter and Lexi and Jaelyn have been really great during their first year with the team. We’re disappointed they’ll be leaving us, but each of them has a bright future.”

The Richmond Observer will publish results from Thursday’s match when they are made available.

Below are photos from Thursday’s tennis senior night taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.

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Kyle Pillar is a 22-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on X @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.