Once again, Blue Springs' top three singles players came through.
No. 1 Caitlyn Sporing, No. 2 Bentley Walters and No. 3 Allie Brown all went undefeated to help the Wildcats capture a 5-4 win over Suburban Big Seven rival Lee’s Summit North Tuesday.
Sporing and Walters won 8-4 in No. 1 doubles and the No. 2 duo of Mary Martell and Brown won 8-5.
In singles play, Sporing won 10-3, Walters won 10-2 and Brown won 10-4.
“It’s a close win, but none of the scores were close,” said Blue Springs coach Jody McClain, whose team improved to 3-0 in the Big Seven. "When we won we were decisive. My (No.) 1,2, 3 are very solid. I’m fortunate to have them in the top three. If we can pull off those top two doubles matches, we can still win. We have a top heavy team.”
For North, Natalie Temple, Anne Ball and Brittney Lewis won their singles matches. Lewis and Julie Reece got the Broncos' only doubles win.
North’s junior varsity team won 9-0.
GRAIN VALLEY 9, HARRISONVILLE 0: The Eagles continued their dominance in the Missouri River Valley Conference West with a win over the Wildcats Tuesday.
No. 1 singles player Miranda Griechen won 8-1, No. 2 Kendra Sibert won 8-1, No. 3 Mikaela Griechen won 8-0, No. 4 Ryan Deaton won 8-1, Alyssa Owens won 8-3 and Bailey McKay won 8-0.
In doubles play, the Griechen sisters won 8-1, Sibert and Deaton won 8-1 and Owens a Hailey Bowlin won 8-3.
“It was good to get back in the swing of things after we had a couple days over the weekend,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. "We are about to enter a busy time. We need to be taking steps forward. If we are going to get better, it will need to happen in the next two weeks."
LEE’S SUMMIT 7, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 2: The Jaguars had a tough go of it against Suburban Big Seven rival Lee’s Summit in a 7-2 loss Tuesday.
South No. 2 singles player Khaira Cox (6-3, 6-1) and No. 4 Grace Allen (6-0, 6-2) captured the Jaguars’ only two wins in singles competition.
“A lot of the girls struggled tonight with errors and playing consistent,” South coach Jake Estep said. “We had some bright spots at No. 2 and No. 4 singles with Grace and Khiara picking up great wins, and our No. 1 doubles team came storming back from (a 6-1 deficit) and forced a tiebreaker. The girls are going to keep fighting and keep getting better!”
OAK PARK 8, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: The Bears ran into a brick wall in Suburban Middle Six Conference foe Oak Park in a loss on Tuesday.
The No. 3 doubles team of Nicole Eppert and Hannah Kimbrough picked up the only win for the Bears with a 8-6 victory.
"I don't understand how our girls struggled to set up their footwork in the (windy) conditions,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “It appeared like we were just lunging at balls all day, hitting the ball deep and in the center all day. We've got to do a better job of using proper footwork and rotation to get balls in the corners. But we'll figure it out over the next few days."
Chrisman’s junior varsity team won 8-1.