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 Thursday.
“He had his groundstrokes 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.
JAGUARS TAKE FIFTH: Blue Springs South split a pair of dual matches to take fifth place in the Columbia Rock Bridge Tournament Friday.
The Jaguars fell 7-2 to Barstow but bounced back to claim a 9-0 win over Columbia Hickman.
Patterson Fallis won 8-6 at No. 4 singles and teamed with Justin Cooper for an 8-4 win in No. 3 doubles for South’s only wins against Barstow. Spencer Jorgensen and Wyatt Walker played a competitive match at No. 1 doubles but eventually fell 8-6.
“Honestly it's a match I think we could have won, but they played better than us today,” Jaguars coach Nathan Mooney said. “All their guys across the board played well and made us make a lot of errors.”
Walker and Jorgensen won 8-6 to lead a doubles sweep against Hickman. Chase and Sammy Klosener won 8-3 at No. 2, and Fallis and Haider Cheema prevailed 8-4 at No. 3.
Chase Klosener (6-2, 6-1), Walker (6-1, 6-2), Jorgensen (7-6, 7-5), Sammy Klosener (6-2, 6-1), Fallis (6-4, 6-0) and Cheema (6-1, 6-1) swept singles to complete the shutout.
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.
PLATTE COUNTY 6, TRUMAN 3: Truman split the singles matches but couldn’t overcome a doubles sweep by host Platte County in a non-conference loss Thursday.
"After starting down 0-3 from doubles, we put ourselves in a tough situation,” Truman coach Scott Lett said. “Doubles has been a strength this season, but we definitely didn’t play our best doubles today. Needing to win 5 of 6 singles, we could have just gone through the motions. However, in singles, we put doubles play behind us and played smart, consistent tennis. Players dug deep, modified game plans and battled. The team showed great mental toughness and perseverance. Now we need to show that in both singles and doubles."
Blake Savidge topped Spence Klopker 10-6 in No. 1 singles, and No. 3 Brock Thomas (10-6) and No. 4 Cooper Clements (10-8) also prevailed for the Patriots (1-3).