ROCKINGHAM – The Richmond High School girls’ tennis and volleyball programs opened the week with losses.

Lady Raider’s tennis loses two games

The women’s tennis team continued their second round of the Sandhills Athletic Conference with a road game on Monday and a home game on Tuesday.

At Pinecrest to start the week, the Lady Raiders and head coach Jessica Covington lost 9-0 to the conference leaders Lady Patriots.

Playing the best of three sets, Richmond didn’t score any points in singles. However, the No. 2 doubles team of junior Addison Massey and senior Kirsten McDonald, and the No. 3 doubles team of senior Mariah Waddell and junior Maren Carter collected some points.

Massey and McDonald lost 2-8 to Livia Pratt and Emma Medina, while Waddell and Carter lost 1-8 to Ella Boals and Molly Walker.

On Tuesday, the Lady Raiders failed against visiting Union Pines High School, 8-1. Freshman Hanna Smith won the only match in singles match No.6, beating Ashlynn Gross 8-2.

The only other point the Lady Raiders recorded was in the No. 3 doubles game. Waddell and Carter collected a point in a 1-8 loss to McKayla Kirk and Madelyn Ragsdale.

Now 2-8 this season, the Richmond women’s tennis team will travel to Lee County High School on Thursday. Singles play will start at 4:00 p.m.

Volleyball swept away by Pinecrest

The Richmond volleyball team saw their losing streak extend to seven games on Tuesday, losing in straight sets, 3-0, to conference leader Pinecrest High School (13-1, 7-0 SAC ).

The set scores were 12-25, 17-25 and 7-25. The loss brought Richmond’s record to 3-12 overall and 2-6 against opponents from SAC.

One of the teams the Lady Raiders beaten earlier this year was Hoke County High School (1-13, 0-8 SAC), which will travel to Richmond on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Head coach Ashleigh Larsen said it will be a “college night,” which she hopes will bring in members from all four Richmond County colleges to support the team.