Prairie Village — Blue Valley North High's Clark Richardson defeated Free State junior Keith Pipkin, 9-5, during the second day of the Class 6A state tennis tournament.
Pipkin, 1-3 in the tournament, did not place. Richardson went on to place ninth.
"Keith had a great tournament," FSHS coach Jon Renberger said. "He played very well and drew the attention of several college coaches who spoke to him and recruited him a bit. I'm sure he's motivated to use this to propel him into a successful summer's worth of tournaments in the Midwest. I know he'll continue to work hard, and we're looking for good things from him next year."