The Grain Valley girls tennis team keeps on rolling.
The Eagles improved to 5-1 on the season after a 7-2 win over Winnetonka.
In singles play, No. 1 player Miranda Griechen won 8-3, No. 2 Kendra Sibert won 8-1, No. 3 Mikaela Griechen won 8-0, No. 5 Alyssa Owens won 8-6 and No. 6 Hailey Bowlin won 8-1.
In doubles play, the Griechen sisters won 8-2 and the team of Sibert and Ryan Deaton won 8-2.
“This was a good win for us,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. “(Warrenseburg) hadn’t lost this year. It was a good, competitive match. Even the matches we lost were close.”
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 9, BELTON 0: Host William Chrisman swept both singles and doubles to claim a non-conference victory Thursday at Santa Fe Trail Park.
Ally Cook won 8-1 at No. 1 singles and teamed with Katie Schaefer for an 8-2 No. 1 doubles win.
Schaefer (8-4), Izzy Jaynes (8-4), Nicole Eppert (8-1), Juliette Anderson (8-4) and Atlanta Petty (8-6) completed the singles sweep. The doubles teams of Jaynes and Kiara Ashurst (8-4) and Eppert and Hannah Kimbrough (8-1) also won.
"I was thrilled to get Izzy Jaynes and Katie Schaefer playing more aggressive in their strategy,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “Ally Cook and Nicole Eppert keep playing good tennis at their positions. However, seniors Juliette Anderson and Atlanta Petty were the unsung heroes with quality wins at No. 5 and No. 6 today.”
Chrisman’s junior varsity won 8-1.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 6, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 3: Visiting Lee’s Summit North claimed the Suburban Big Seven win but Blue Springs South coach Nathan Mooney saw some positives for his team.
The Broncos won four singles matches and two of three in doubles to claim the win Thursday at Young Park.
Emily Gerber (10-5) and Kaylie Rock (10-6) won in No. 1 and No. 3 singles and teamed for an 8-1 No. 1 doubles win to lead North. Anne Ball (10-0) and Brittney Lewis (10-3) won in singles. Ball teamed with Natalie Temple for an 8-6 in No. 3 doubles.
Khiara Cox led South, winning 10-2 at No. 2 singles and combining with Jasmine Tucker for an 8-4 No. 2 doubles win.
“(They) really hit their stride tonight and won in an often dominant match,” Mooney said of Cox and Tucker. “Really great to see them utilize their individual strengths to put together a doubles win. Khiara followed it up with a decisive win in singles.”
Grace Allen gutted out a 10-8 win at No. 4 singles.
“Grace Allen played a hard, hard fought match and walked away a winner. She persevered through a lot throughout that match but never let up. Very proud moment as a coach.”
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 6, BLUE SPRINGS 3: Blue Springs was able to win in both No. 1 matches but Lee’s Summit West’s depth prevailed in a Suburban Big Seven match Thursday.
Caitlyn Sporing won 10-8 in No. 1 singles and teamed with Bentley Walters for an 8-4 No. 1 doubles win for Blue Springs (4-2, 3-1 Big Seven). Allie Brown won 10-3 at No. 3 singles.
“A very tough team,” Wildcats coach Jody McClain said of West. “We lost 8-1 to them last year, so we’re making progress. But they’re just solid all the way down their lineup.”