In preparation for today's tournament , the Blue Springs South girls tennis team took on Liberty North in a dual match and picked up a 7-2 victory Thursday at Kickapoo High School in Springfield.
“The girls came out and took care of business and hope to continue their success in (today's) team tournament where we will play three matches and likely be dodging rain clouds,” South coach Jake Estep said.
The No. 1 doubles team of Savanna Martin and Sierra Mann won 8-5, the No. 2 team of Tiffany Davenport and Francesca Klosener won 8-3 and the No. 3 duo of Paige Reiter and Grace Allen won 8-0.
In singles action Martin won 8-2, Klosener won 8-2, Nicole Nelson won 8-1 and Gillian Henson won 8-1.
PARK HILL 7, BLUE SPRINGS 2: A strong and deep Park Hill team was too much for the Wildcats in a Suburban Big Seven loss Wednesday. No. 1 singles player Caitlin Sporing won her match 10-5 and the No. 1 doubles team of Sporing and Bentley Walters won 8-3 for the Wildcats’ two wins.
“This kind of match shows us what we need to work on to improve our game and to be more competitive,” Blue Springs Coach Jody McClain said.
WINNETONKA 9, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: Although Chrisman was swept by the Griffins, head coach Jason Grubb was pleased with his team’s play Thursday.
There were a few close matches the Bears lost. Those who came the closest to winning were No. 3 singles player Juliette Anderson who fell 8-6, No. 2 Ally Cook fell 8-5 and No. 5 Atlanta Petty fell 8-5.
"Most of the matches were very competitive,” Grubb said. “We are just struggling with finishing points in doubles and winning those sudden death deuce points right now. The young No. 3 doubles team of freshmen Nicole Eppert and Josie Rodriguez are still learning how to hit the ball more aggressively rather than letting their opponents win numerous net points. Junior leader Juliette Anderson lost a tough 8-6 match but showed the heart that her coaches have come to expect from her.”