Brett Wilson had a strong day to lead the William Chrisman boys tennis team past rival Fort Osage.
Wilson topped Sean Moore 8-2 in No. 1 singles and teamed with Pierrick Gourlet for an 8-4 No. 1 doubles win over Moore and Joshua Smith to help power the Bears to an 8-1 victory over the host Indians.
“He had his ground strokes consistently pushing his young opponent deep and following with winners,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said of Wilson. “I just wish that his doubles partner, foreign exchange athlete Pierrick Gourlet, played like that from the start."
Gourlet, playing his first varsity match, got down 6-0 to Smith but made it close, losing 8-5.
Shaun Anderson (8-2), Dakoda James (8-1), Caysen Woods (9-8) and Coltyn Weston (8-5) also won in singles for Chrisman. The No. 2 team of James and Jose Mendoza and No. 3 of Woods and Adam Hamilton each won 8-6.
Chrisman’s junior varsity swept to a 9-0 win.
GRAIN VALLEY 9, EXCELSIOR SPRINGS 0: No. 1 player Lindell Frye and No. 2 Addison Arnold cruised to singles wins and teamed for an 8-0 No. 1 doubles win to lead Grain Valley to a rout of visiting Excelsior Springs in an MRVC West match Thursday.
“Our concentration was good and we went out and did what we needed to do,” Eagles coach Randy Draper said.
Frye won 8-0 and Arnold prevailed 8-1. Hunter Quintrell (8-1), Dean Mobley (8-1), Trent Tarrants (8-0) and Joel Florida (8-2) completed the singles sweep for the Eagles (2-2, 2-0 MRVC West). The No. 2 doubles team Quintrell and Florida and No. 3 Mobley and Hunter Hoagland each won 8-1.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 6, LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 3: Lee’s Summit North improved to 2-0 in the Suburban Big Seven by topping crosstown rival Lee’s Summit West Thursday.
Matthew DeBacker and Logan Leslie teamed for an 8-1 No. 2 doubles win, and Lukas Parrish and Drew Houk won 8-2 at No. 3 to give the Broncos a 2-1 edge entering singles play.
North lost at Nos. 1 and 2, but DeBacker (10-7), Nick Mathis (11-9), Parrish (10-3) and Houk (10-8) edged out singles wins to send the Broncos to the win.
“Drew and Nick were both down big in their singles matches early but stayed calm and turned things around,” Broncos coach Stu Reece said. “They are both off to great starts for being brand new to the varsity level this season.”
North also won the junior varsity match 6-3.