The Spartan tennis season came to an end Saturday at the Class 1, District 8 tournament at Noyes Courts in St. Joseph. Coach Ken Simmons said his team struggled throughout the entire day.
“We didn’t play our best tennis today,” he said. “We had a chance to win some matches and just couldn’t seem to win the important points. Phillip (Corwin) was injured and wasn’t as mobile during his matches.”
Corwin drew a first-round bye, and had to go into a tiebreaker for his first contested match of the day. He took the tiebreaker 7-6 to win the match 6-4 over Platte City’s Scott Blakely.
The Spartan senior then lost his final two matches of the day – 1-6, 1-6 to Ryan Walker of Bishop LeBlond, and 5-8 to Charles Jones of Kearney.
Blake Truby lost his only two matches of the day. He fell to David Black of LeBlond by identical 4-6 finals, and then was eliminated by Matthew Livingston of St. Pius 0-8.
Both Richmond doubles teams failed to pick up victories on Saturday. The duo of Landon Green and Andy Mrosak opened with a 5-7, 6-1, 2-6 loss to St. Joe Benton’s Casey Moeck and Jordan Bolton. They were eliminated by Daulton Kerner and Ryan Hanna of Savannah, 5-8.
Nick Harmon and Gus Hockemeier fell in two games in their opening match. They dropped a 3-6, 4-6 decision to Justin Wheeler and Ryan Shroyer of St. Joseph Lafayette, and then dropped a 5-8 final to Carson Sanfort and Garrett Coffelt of Staley.