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The Spartan tennis team had very few problems Thursday afternoon as they picked up their fourth MRVC East victory in five matches.
Richmond cruised to a 9-0 decision over the Minutemen at Lexington and Coach Ken Simmons said his Spartans controlled the afternoon.
“Outside of two matches, we dominated them,” he said. “Phillip (Corwin) has had a ton of close matches this year and pulled off another tiebreaker win. The No. 2 doubles match lasted almost an hour and a half before we prevailed.”
Corwin won his No. 1 singles match over Logan Welch 9-8 by winning the tiebreaker 9-7.
Blake Truby was an 8-1 winner over Devlin Rice at No. 2, followed by Kayleb Dunwoodie defeating Ian Ketterman 8-4 at No. 3.
Landon Green kept things going for Richmond at No. 4 with an 8-3 decision over Brian Dillon.
Andy Mrosak stopped Douglas Failing 8-2 at No. 5, and Nick Harmon closed out singles play with an 8-1 victory over Gavin Rice.
Corwin/Truby opened doubles play with an 8-3 win over Welch/Ketterman, and Green/Mrosak defeated Rice/Rice 9-7 in a very long No. 2 doubles battle. Harmon/Gus Hockemeier wrapped up doubles with an easy 8-1 decision over Dillon/Failing.
In the lone junior varsity match of the day, Kyle Cox was a 6-1 winner for Richmond as he defeated Jodi Hambrick.
The Spartans will have a couple of days off before a rematch with Higginsville on Monday to decide who will sit on top of the conference. The Huskers handed Richmond its only MRVC East loss 6-3 earlier this month.