Spartan netmen beat cold, Minutemen

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

The Spartan tennis team survived the elements and its first road test of the season Tuesday afternoon at Lexington. After dropping their first match of the season, the Spartans bounced back to record a 5-4 MRVC East victory over the Minutemen.

Richmond and Lexington split the six singles matches, but the Spartans captured two of three in doubles competition to earn the win on a very cold afternoon.

“We did no play great because it was so cold,” Spartan coach Julie Baker said. “But it was good enough to win.”

Jeremy Chrisman dropped the No. 1 singles match to Clint Ferguson 5-8, but Jesse Bulk came back to take the No. 2 match for the Spartans by an 8-5 decision over Steven Dunkle.

The Minutemen won the next two singles matches. Richmond’s Parker Johnson fell to Dalton Grafton 2-8 at No. 3, followed by Chad Truby dropping a 7-9 tiebreaker match to William Delgado at No. 4. The Spartans answered with two victories in the final singles matches starting with Collin Williamson taking an 8-2 decision over Steve Dauma, while Austin Crossland won the No. 6 singles match by an 8-4 final over Tyler Ellison.

 The complete story is in the Thursday, March 28, 2013 Richmond News.

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