Wittek salvaged the only match win of the day for the Raiders at No. 1 singles. He outlasted Scotland’s Will McDonald, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 10-3.
“We played some nice matches, but we just fell a little short,” said Richmond coach Paula York.
It was Senior Day at Richmond, and the Raiders honored four seniors: Andrew Wheeler, Cameron Page, Ryan Page and Wai Poon. They will also lose Wittek, a junior who was here as a foreign exchange student from Germany this season.
In other action on Thursday, at No. 2 singles. Scotland’s Josiah Buda defeated Alex Auman, 6-1, 6-1; at No. 3, the Scots’ Tyler Minnick bested Jonathan Thames, 6-4, 6-1; at No. 4, Scotland’s Andrew Smith defeated Wheeler, 6-2, 6-2; at No. 5, Scotland’s Alan Minnick toped Ryan Page, 6-1, 6-3; and at No. 6, the Scots’ Walt Hughes beat Cameron Page, 6-4, 6-4.
In doubles competition, the Scots swept all three matches. At No. 1, McDonald and Buda defeated Wittek and Auman, 8-3; at No. 2, Tyler Minnick and Smith topped Thames and Ryan Page, 8-1; and at No. 3, Alan Minnick and Hughes beat Wheeler and Cameron Page, 8-4.
In exhibition doubles matches, Richmond got a victory from Hunter Baxley and Ryan Hudson, who defeated Scotland’s K. Hernandez and C. White, 8-5.
Richmond’s Abdul Shimna and Ryan McInnis fell to A. Bedeau and J. Quick, 8-1; and Poon and Charlie Melvin lost to E. Bedeau and D. Alford, 8 -1.
The conference tournament is slated for next Tuesday at noon at Pinehurst.
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