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By Russ Green-Sports Editor
Earlier this season, Richmond slipped past the Panthers at Knob Noster 5-4 by taking some close matches. In the rematch Monday at the Maurice Roberts Park tennis courts, it was the visiting Panthers winning the close ones and leaving town with an 8-1 MRVC East win.
“The last time we played, I commented on how evenly matched we were,” RHS Coach Julie Baker said. “This time we played without Daniel Dehn and many of those matches swung the other way. I didn’t feel like we played very well and Knob played better than the last time.”
After playing most of their matches in cool weather this season, Baker added that her team struggled a bit with Monday’s heat.
Collin Williamson picked up Richmond’s lone victory for the afternoon when he defeated Charles Gardner 9-8 after winning the tiebreaker 7-4 at No. 5 singles. Chase Shipley also went to a tiebreaker in his No. 6 singles match with Garnett Williams. Shipley dropped a tough 8-9 final after falling 4-7 in the tiebreaker.
The complete story is in the Thursday, May 2, 2013 Richmond News.