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The Richmond Lady Spartans began the 2012 tennis season by defeating Excelsior Springs and Monday, the team portion of the Richmond campaign came to an end with a loss to the Lady Tigers in the first round of Class 1, District 14 tournament at Odessa.
The Lady Spartans fell 3-5, and end the year with a 7-7 overall mark and a 4-3 finish in the MRVC East.
Richmond captured two of the singles matches with sophomore Bailey Busse winning in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-1. Busse and Carrie Smith teamed up for the Lady Spartans’ final win of the day in doubles by the same 6-0, 6-1 final.
Smith dropped her No. 2 singles match 5-7 and 6-7. Jenny Jones fell in three games in the No. 3 match. After dropping the first set 5-7, Jones tied the match with a 6-0 win in the second set, but fell in the decisive third set 6-7.