Although they did not pick up a victory, Richmond tennis coach Zach Danner was pleased with the effort his Lady Spartans had Monday afternoon against a quality opponent. Playing their first home match in over three weeks due to construction of new tennis courts, Richmond was blanked by Grain Valley, 9-0.
“The girls played hard and showed we could play with some of the top players in the conference,” Danner said. “As we set right now, the Eagles will win the regular season title and they showed why tonight. They are a solid team, with a lot of court experience. The girls continued to battle and play with pride. We’ll regroup and prepare for our home tournament Wednesday.”
In singles results: No. 1 Brittany Munson lost to Katelyn Barr 2-8; No. 2 Ali Rickart lost to Allison Ehlen 0-8; No. 3 Hannah Jones lost to Ashley Manns 4-8; No. 4 Kaylie Root lost to Leanna Meredith 0-8; No. 5 Hannah Hillegas lost to Kaylynn McClain 2-8; and No. 6 Lissa Long lost to Megan Kaldenberg 0-8.
In doubles: No. 1 Munson/Jones lost to Barr/Meredith 3-8; No. 2 Rickart/Hillegas lost to Ehlen/Manns 1-8; No. 3 Root/Long lost to McClain/Kaldenberg 1-8.
Anna Munson captured her second singles win in as many outings in the lone exhibition match for Richmond with her 7-5 victory.
Danner was also happy to be back on the Maurice Roberts Park courts.
“Thanks to the park board and MAC Construction to make our last week of our home schedule possible,” he said.
The Lady Spartans will host the annual Richmond Tournament Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m.
PHOTO:Hannah Jones missed adding to her team-high total of 8 victories Monday when she lost her No. 3 singles match to Grain Valley’s Ashley Manns 4-8. (Photo by Russ Green/The Daily News)