Grain Valley’s girls tennis team remained undefeated in five matches with a 9-0 sweep over visiting Excelsior Springs in Missouri River Valley Conference play.
Nathalia Barr 8-0, Kayelee Smith 8-1, Darby Scharfenkamp 8-1, Hannah Wichmann 9-0, Chelsea Gabriel 8-2 and Mickki Sickel 8-1 were Grain Valley singles winners. They also teamed up for 8-0, 8-0 and 8-1 doubles decisions.
“It finished one rotation through the conference,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said.
The junior varsity teams tied 3-3.
FORT OSAGE 7, LIBERTY NORTH 2: Fort Osage swept doubles play to clinch a non-conference victory over Liberty North.
Arti Church and Emily Shinoda won 6-1 in No. 1 doubles, and the teams of Ashley Hahne and Maranda Harris and Elizabeth Shade and Carissa Hall also prevailed.
Shinoda, Hahne, Harris and Shade also won their Nos. 2-5 singles matches.
Fort’s junior varsity also won 7-2.
PARK HILL SOUTH 7, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 2: The visiting Jaguars managed just one doubles win and one singles win on the wind-swept courts at Park Hill South.
“The wind certainly was a factor and resulted in several lopsided scores,” said South coach Jake Estep, whose team fell to 2-3. “The way the girls were hitting, though, it could’ve easily gone 2-4 or 3-3 [in singles].”
Remy and Tiffany Davenport won 10-2 at No. 2 doubles for the Jaguars, while Isabella Bowling nabbed a 10-4 victory at No. 4 singles. The next-closest singles match was Tiffany Davenport’s 10-8 loss at No. 6.
“Bella had a long week last week and lost a couple very long matches. She came out tonight focused and struck the ball with authority,” Estep said. “Watching Bella’s first few points, I knew she wasn’t going letting anyone beat her tonight.”
South’s junior varsity won 7-2.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 7, PARK HILL 2: Lee’s Summit North clinched the victory with a 5-1 effort in singles play and remained unbeaten at 4-0.
Logan Morrissey, Vilune Sestokaite, Alyson Moore and Jenny Krause all won their singles matches by a 10-2 score for the Broncos, while Camryn Parnell won 10-4 at No. 2.
The doubles teams of Moore and Krause, and Sestokaite and Beta Lear each won 8-3.
“Very nice work by the girls in singles play,” North coach Stu Reece said. “We are developing a little more patience and a little more consistency each match so far this season.”
North’s junior varsity also won handily, 8-1.