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Examiner
  • Wildcats fall in league opener

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  • The Blue Springs boys tennis team managed a pair of singles wins but no more as Liberty won Monday’s Suburban Big Six opener 7-2.
    Spenser Morgan won 7-6, 6-1 over Aaron Burson at No. 4, and Aiden Martin downed Kellan Campbell 6-4, 7-5 at No. 6 for the Wildcats. At No. 1, Mitchell Wilhoit battled Griffen Turnage to a tiebreaker before falling 6-3, 1-6 (10-5). The closest Blue Springs came in any set of doubles play was 6-3.
    “Both Spenser and Aiden are newcomers to varsity this year and played a very tough conference team and worked hard to win their singles matches,” Blue Springs coach Jody McClain said. “Really proud of those guys.
    “Liberty was too much for us tonight. This helps us to go back to the drawing board and work on playing the net better and improving our doubles games. You get better by playing better teams, and we hope to learn from this.”
    Liberty’s junior varsity also won 7-2.
    BARSTOW 9, GRAIN VALLEY 0: Grain Valley fell to small-school power Barstow at home Monday.
    “We had a lot of good matches, and the score doesn’t indicate how close we were,” coach Mary Elliott said after her Eagles fell to 4-6 in dual matches.
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