RHS netmen tune up for Husker showdown

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.

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