Jones, RHS win in final home match

Richmond senior Hanna Jones played her final match at the Maurice Roberts Park courts Monday afternoon, and like her teammates, closed out the home portion of the 2009 schedule with a shutout. Jones, the lone senior on the Lady Spartan tennis squad, recorded her 20th career victory with an 8-0 win as part of Richmond’s 9-0 decision over Carrollton.
The MRVC East victory gave Richmond a 4-4 league mark and a third-place finish in the conference, and going 8-6 overall.
“We are proud of our finish in the MRVC East and think it’s just a building block in our program,” Richmond Coach Zach Danner said. “It was a great night to have senior night. Hanna played great and the team played great to make it a special night for her.”
Jones also teamed with doubles partner Brittany Munson to record an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles over Rebecca Turner and Shelby Silkwood. Kaylie Root and Ariel Hoard were 8-3 winners at No. 2 doubles over Gabrielle Madigan and Brandy Brock, followed by Hannah Hillegas and Lissa Long defeating Ashley Hinken and Jessica Hendrix 8-5 at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, Munson won her No. 1 match by an 8-1 final over Madigan, followed by Jones’ 8-0 win over Turner. Root also won her No. 3 match by an 8-0 final over Hinken, with Hillegas taking an 8-1 victory at No. 4 over Brock.
Long was an 8-5 winner at No. 5 over Silkwood, with Hoard completing the sweep with an 8-0 win over Hendrix at No. 6.

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