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Higginsville showed the Richmond Lady Spartans why they are the team to beat in the MRVC East tennis competition. The Lady Huskers chalked up their second league win in as many outings with a 9-0 victory Thursday over the visiting Lady Spartans.
Richmond dropped its second consecutive match to fall to 2-2 overall and are 0-2 in conference matches.
“We were short-handed going in and it created several mismatches, but the girls handled it well and put out their best effort,” Richmond Coach Zach Danner said. “Higginsville is the top team in the conference and tonight they showed it. They’re an experienced team with six seniors and that gave them the upper hand. We will start working and preparing for Carrollton on Tuesday.”
In singles results: No. 1 Brittany Munson lost to Melissa Bueker 4-8; No. 2 Kaylie Root lost to Laura Sappington 2-8; No. 3 Hannah Hillegas lost to Misha Dupree 0-8; No. 4 Lissa Long lost to Sara Wiley 0-8; No. 5 Ariel Hoard lost to Lauren Gibler 2-8; No. 6 Morgan McCaughey lost to Andrea Schuller 2-8.
In doubles: No. 1 Munson/Root lost to Bueker/Sappington 2-8; No. 2 Hillegas/Long lost to Dupree/Wiley 2-8; No. 3 Hoard/McCaughey lost to Gibler/Schuller 3-8.
The Lady Spartan junior varsity also dropped a 9-0 final to the Lady Huskers.
In singles: Brielle Herrero lost to Katlyn Jacobs 0-6; Anna Munson lost to Melanie Lamb 5-7; Cathy Sander lost to Kristyn Gibson 1-6; Samantha Roberts lost to Chandra Arbogast 1-6; Kelsey Knutter lost to Monica Smith 0-6; and Miranda Jackson lost to Andrea Chute 0-6.
In doubles: Herrero/Munson lost to Jacobs/Lamb 3-6; Knutter/Jackson lost to Gales/Ryun 0-6; and Sam Austin/Ashton Burns lost to Holcomb/Foster 4-6.