A doubles sweep sparked the Blue Springs South boys tennis team to a Suburban Big Seven victory over Lee’s Summit North Thursday at Young Park.
Chase Klosener and Wyatt Walker downed Joe Hammerly and Nick Mathis 8-2 in No. 1 doubles. Patterson Fallis and Spencer Jorgensen (8-5) and Sammy Klosener and Justin Cooper (8-4) completed the sweep in doubles.
“They all had a lot of momentum and a lot of energy on the courts today,” Jaguars coach Nathan Mooney said. “I loved the aggressiveness and energy of our top two teams. It has been a struggle for a couple of matches this week and they brought it today.
“Justin Cooper had an amazing week this week, not losing a singles or a doubles match this week out of the 10 matches he played. Our No. 5, Samuel Klosener also had a similar feat, going 9-1 for the week.”
Chase Klosener (6-2, 6-3), Walker (6-0, 4-6, 10-5), Jorgensen (6-3, 6-2) and Cooper (6-0, 6-3) also won in singles.
Matthew DeBacker (2-6, 6-4, 10-3) and Lukas Parrish (7-5, 6-4) won singles matches for North.
LEE’S SUMMIT 9, BLUE SPRINGS 0: Ethan Henry topped Blue Springs’ Luke David 6-1, 6-1 in their No. 1 singles match as visiting Lee’s Summit swept Blue Springs to improve to 4-0 in the Suburban Big Seven.
Drew Rudolph came closest to a set win for Blue Springs, falling 7-5, 6-1 to Mazen Shahin in the No. 6 match.
LIBERTY NORTH 9, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: The Bears had another tough match on Thursday in which they couldn’t find a victory as they fell in a non-conference matchup.
Chrisman’s No. 6 singles player Rudy Acosta came the closest to a win during a 10-7 loss.
"My guys just looked dazed in doubles to start, and then lost the singles matches to quality opponents,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “No. 1 singles player Brett Wilson was as good as I've seen him, but he just left a few shots short in the heavy wind. At one point, the crowd of 60-plus people at Bennett Park burst into cheers when Brett's opponent hit a winning tweener shot lob (a shot between the legs). After losing the next two points, Brett fought back to deuce and lost a long rally. At that point, the momentum of the match had swung.”