The Lee’s Summit North boys tennis team didn’t win a single bracket, but still managed to earn enough medals to win the 10th annual Truman Invitational Saturday.
The Broncos had 26.5 points lead all teams. Truman won the tiebreaker with Platte County for second place with 25 points. William Chrisman was fifth with 16.
Nick Mathis took fourth in A singles, Joe Hammerly and Logan Leslie lost 8-5 in the championship match of A doubles, Lukas Parrish fell 8-5 in the B singles championship match and Drew Houk and Michael Welch won their third-place B doubles match 8-4 for the Broncos.
For Truman, Blake Savidge lost the championship match of A singles 8-1, Copper Clements and Brock Thomas won their third-place match 8-2, Bryce Idoni won his third-place match 8-2 in B singles and Keegan Welch and Michael Wagner lost in the championship of B doubles 8-5 for the Patriots.
For the Bears, Brett Wilson won his A singles third-place match 8-5, Dakoda James and Rudy Acsota took fourth in A doubles and Shaun Anderson took fourth in B singles.
“On a tough day to play tennis (I think it flurried a little), all four teams medaled, and, more importantly, played well,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “They exhibited mental toughness and great energy today. Guys were living in the moment, staying focused. If something didn’t go quite right, they shrugged it off and got on to the next point. It was gratifying to see the guys celebrate at the final match and take home a trophy.”
GRAIN VALLEY 9, ODESSA 0: Fresh off a title in the Kirksville Tournament on Friday, Grain Valley remained undefeated in the MRVC West with a shutout of host Odessa Monday.
Lindell Frye and Addison Arnold teamed for an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles. Hunter Quintrell and Joel Florida won 8-1 and Dean Mobley and Hunter Hoagland prevailed 8-2 for the doubles sweep.
Frye (8-0), Arnold (8-2), Quintrell (8-1), Mobley (8-0), Trent Tarrants (8-0) and Florida (8-0) swept in singles.
The same three doubles teams went undefeated to capture their respective divisions in the Kirksville Tournament to help lift the Eagles to the title.
“Our doubles teams are starting to really pick it up,” Eagles coach Randy Draper said. “Lindell and Addison have been on point all season but the other two are really starting to play well too.”
Frye (No. 1), Quintrell (No. 3), Mobley (No. 4) and Tarrants (No. 5) each won their brackets as the Eagles won 7 of 9 flights in the tournament.