Netmen split league matches

By Russ Green-Sports Editor

The Spartans pulled within a game of the break-even point in the MRVC East Thursday as they traveled to Carrollton to take a 7-2 victory. Richmond is 3-4 in conference matches, and 5-7 against overall competition. The Spartans were coming off a 9-0 loss to Higginsville one night earlier.

Coach Baker said it was a good night of tennis for her Spartans against the Trojans.

“Collin (Williamson) worked through some physical issues and played well,” she said. “Chad (Truby) played his guy very well. He is really playing some good tennis at this point. This was a good overall team effort.”

Truby dropped a tough 6-8 decision in the No. 1 singles match to Bryan Phillips, but Williamson came back to take a hard-fought 9-7 win over Ethan Swyres at No. 2. Chase Shipley defeated Jackson Barry at No. 3, and Austin Crossland stopped Glendon Jenkins at No. 4 by identical 8-3 finals.

The complete story is in the Monday, May 5, 2014 Richmond News.

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