More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
East Carolina Exits Championships, Finishes Season With 12-12 Record
ECU Will Now Prepare For C-USA Tournament Action In Houston Next Week
Spartans Use Doubles Point, Four Singles Wins To Spoil Pirates' Senior Day
Hoyas Capture Doubles, Clinch Win In Three-Set No. 5 Singles Match
Fall 2012: Competed in 10 singles matches during tourney play and tallied four victories (4-6) ... Finished on a strong note, following a 2-1 finish at the Appalachian State Invitational with a 2-0 performance at the ECU Invitational ... Earned a share of the Flight 7 title after downing a pair of Campbell players in straight sets ... Teamed with Neena Wanko (3-0), Dana Gray (1-0) and Karling Watson (1-3) for an overall 5-3 doubles mark ... Effort with Wanko earned flight championship status at the Charlotte Invitational (Oct. 12-13).
2011-12: Booked a 7-9 singles record during the spring dual match campaign ... Played at the No. 4 (2-0), No. 5 (2-1) and No. 6 (3-8) positions ... Won seven of her first 12 matches before closing the season with four-straight setbacks, two of which were in the Conference USA Championship Tournament ... Enjoyed a three-match win streak from Feb. 11 to Feb. 25 and a two-match string from March 5 to April 3 ... Split six doubles events, teaming mostly with Renata Bakieva (2-3) at the No. 3 slot ... Also paired with Watson once (1-0) ... Experienced action in six overall matches in an abbreviated fall schedule, which included Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional competition ... Was winless in three singles and three doubles events.
2010-11: Rolled to a perfect 5-0 singles record during spring dual match action ... Played three matches at the No. 5 slot and two at No. 6 ... Won all five in straight-set fashion, surrendering only eight points all season ... Bested North Carolina Central twice and North Carolina A&T, Mount Olive and Barton once ... Produced pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins against Kristy Lievense (BC) and Nianna Henry (NCAT) ... Also logged a 4-0 doubles mark, teaming with Tamara Sachs (8-6/N.C. Central and 8/4Mount Olive), Audrey LePottier (8-1/Barton) and Kristin Gordon (8-2/N.C. Central) ... Pair of wins with Sachs were played at the No. 2 position, while victories with LePottier and Gordon were No. 3 decisions ... Captured four victories in six (4-2) singles matches during fall season ... Competed in two doubles tourneys with separate partners ... Was 1-2 with Gordon and 1-1 alongside Sachs.
2009-10: Completed rookie spring dual match campaign with a 3-9 overall record ... Was undefeated in three matches playing in the No. 3 (6-3, 6-0 vs. Mount Olive's Pietra Viana), No. 4 (6-2, 6-0 vs. Barton's Lindsey Frederick) and No. 5 (6-0, 6-1 vs. Limestone's Krystal Barker) positions ... Was winless in nine outings (0-9) at No. 6 ... Earned permanent spot in ECU's lineup beginning April 10, which included action in the C-USA Championship tournament (DNF vs. Houston, loss vs. Tulsa) ... Was perfect in three doubles (3-0) matches with Sachs ... Pair posted wins against North Carolina A&T (8-5), Barton (8-1) and Mount Olive (8-0) ... Did not experience action in singles play during first semester in ECU program, but did team with Sachs in one (0-1) doubles match during the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Championships in Winston-Salem.
High School/Junior Tennis: A three-time all-state and all-conference performer at St. Mary's School in Raleigh ... Played the No. 1 position at St. Mary's during final three prep seasons ... Advanced to the state singles finals as a junior before earning the program's Coaches and Saints Award as a senior team captain ... Attended Holmes (N.C.) High School as a freshman and earned selection as the team's most valuable player and conference player-of-the-year after capturing conference and regional singles titles ... Held a No. 4 state rank and a No. 57 standing in the South according to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) ... Was also a two-time Junior Fed Cup participant, competing in the both the 14s and 18s Division, and was a Tarheel Qualifier finalist in doubles and a State Closed finalist in singles and a doubles champion in the 18s Division.
Personal: Full Name is Abby Elizabeth Richmond ... Born November 26, 1990 at Edenton, N.C. ... Daughter of Paul and Pam Richmond ... Major is merchandising ... Work in classroom was rewarded with ECU Honor Roll inclusion for the spring and fall semesters in both 2011 and 2012 ... Hobbies include running and shopping.