Freshman Richey King Places 5th at State

Freshman Richey King took 5th place in the Missouri State Tennis Singles Championship Tournament on May 25.  Richey faced off against a talented field of Missouri tennis players and proved himself as the best singles player on the west half of the state.  After a razor close first round loss against a tough St Louis area player, Richey went on to roll through the next four rounds.  He finished as the only player besides the eventual State champion (containing classes 1-3) to finish with 4 consecutive wins in the entire tournament.   In the second round Richey defeated a tough lefty from Sikeston, 6-2, 6-1.   In the third round he took out the Thomas Jefferson opponent 6-0, 6-3.   Richey came out strong in his fourth match dominating an outstanding singles opponent from St Michael’s 6-1, 6-2.   To finish the weekend competition strong for his fourth consecutive victory, Richey rolled to the medal stand against a hard hitting player from Warrensburg with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win.  Richey finished the season with an impressive 22-2 singles record, none of which came to any KC area opponents.  Congratulations to Richey King on an outstanding Freshman tennis season as a Barstow Knight. 

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