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Richmond Plays Jr. Australian Open

South Carolina junior standout Harrison Richmond made the trip down under to compete in the qualifying draw of the Junior Australian Open. The Waccamaw High School standout has had a strong year of play, with numerous victories over international competition.  Unfortunately Richmond's stay in the Australian Open was cut short with a tough first round loss.  Despite the early loss down under, Richmond has had a strong year, including winning his way through the qualifying draw of the Orange Bowl and numerous other quality victories.    

Unlike some players who are transitioning to international play, Richmond has been loyal to his friends and neighbors at Waccamaw High School where he has played varsity tennis for the last five year and has helped his team win four state titles and made the Warriors claim a spot in the top five high school tennis team in America.  Richmond's coach, James Brown, had nothing but positive things to say about the standout: 

"Harrison Richmond is the perfect storm when it comes to being the poster child for being  a student -athlete. Harrison has maintained straight A's  throughout his academic career, while training 5 hours a day, traveling the world on the Davis Cup team, competing against the best in the U.S and abroad on the junior circuit... With all of this said, I would still say above all, the thing I admire most about him is his ability to keep everything in perspective. He has friends, he has other interests and he has not allowed tennis to overtake him as an individual. We are proud to call Harrison Richmond a Waccamaw Warrior, we feel blessed that he came our way."

Richmond is a five star blue-chip recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net and has signed a letter of intent with the University of Virginia. As one of the rising stars of junior tennis, make sure to follow Richmond's play throughout the year on the ITA web site.

 

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