The Truman and Blue Springs South girls tennis teams advanced to the Class 2 District 14 team tournament semifinals with wins Monday.
Truman won two of three doubles matches and won four of five singles matches that were finished by the team Truman captured the necessary five wins in a 6-2 victory over rival William Chrisman at Santa Fe Trail Park.
Devin Mercado-Stroup and Rachel Davis teamed for an 8-2 No. 1 doubles win over Ally Cook and Katie Schaefer. Jenne Kelly and Meitong Li downed Izzy Jaynes and Kiara Ashurst 8-5 in No. 2.
Chrisman’s Nicole Eppert and Rylee LaRoche edged Karla Lopez and Sammi Fletcher 8-6 to make it 2-1 Truman heading into singles.
Mercado-Stroup defeated Cook 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Kelly won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2. Davis won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 3 and Li prevailed 6-2, 6-1 to put Truman over the top.
Chrisman’s Eppert was winning 6-1, 5-1 when play was halted.
No. 4 seed Truman advances to meet top-seeded Grain Valley at 4 p.m. today.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 5, FORT OSAGE 0: Blue Springs South rolled past Fort Osage in the first round Monday at Young Park.
The Jaguars swept doubles to take a commanding lead. Francesca Klosener and Grace Allen won 8-1 at No. 1, Jasmine Tucker and Khiara Cox triumphed 8-0 at No. 2 and Peyton Caldwell and Mikaela Haro won 8-3 at No. 3.
Klosener won 6-1, 6-0 and Cox won 6-0, 6-1 to end it for the Jaguars.
“Great night for the girls. We took care of business and turn our attention toward (Blue Springs),” South coach Jake Estep said. “We feel that we didn't play our best tennis against them in the regular season and the girls are fired up for round two.”
No. 3-seeded South meets No. 2 Blue Springs at 4 p.m. today at Baumgardner Park in the semifinal. The winners of today’s semifinals meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the highest remaining seed.