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Oklahoma high school senior spotlight: Westmoore tennis player Ben Richmond had his sights on a state title

Richmond [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]
Richmond [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Ben Richmond, Westmoore boys tennis: Richmond was one of the top contenders to claim the No. 1 singles title in Class 6A before the season was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Richmond placed fourth at state as a junior. With defending champion and former Stillwater star Mert Arabaci moving away from Oklahoma and other elite players from 2019 graduating from high school, Richmond expected to have a better outcome during his senior year. Richmond was confident and playing his best tennis this season, which was likely the last of his career. “As of now, he’s not planning on playing in college, but he’s definitely good enough,” Westmoore coach Randy Painton said.

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Nick Sardis

Nick Sardis joined The Oklahoman in 2017, and he covers high school sports. Born and raised in Norman, he played baseball at Norman North High School and is a student at the University of Oklahoma. Read more ›

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