In a six-team field, Lee’s Summit North took first with 42 points, while Grain Valley finished second with 38 points in the VanBecelaere Memorial Doubles Tournament Wednesday at Lee’s Summit North High School.
In the B Flight, Logan Leslie and Drew Houk went 4-0 to take first; Lukas Parrish and Nich Mathis went 4-0 in the C flight to win it; Michael Welch and AJ Maupin won the D flight after going 4-0; and Joe Hammerly and Matthew DeBacker went 2-2 to finish fourth for the Broncos.
“We always strive to put competitive doubles teams on the court and our guys played exceptionally well all tournament long,” North coach Stu Reece said. “We had most guys playing with new partners today hoping to kick-start some new energy. It must have worked. We played some of our best tennis of the season in every flight.”
For the Eagles, Lindell Frye and Addison Arnold went 3-1 to take second in the A flight; Hunter Quintrell and Joel Florida took second in the B flight after going 2-2; Dean Mobley and Trent Tarrants were 3-1 when they took second in the C flight; and Hunter Hoagland and Brian Mullen went 3-1 to take third in the D flight.
RAYMORE-PECULIAR 5, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 4: The William Chrisman boys tennis won all three doubles matches against Raymore-Peculiar, but it wasn’t enough in a non-conference loss Wednesday.
Chrisman No. 1 singles player Brett Wilson won 8-4 and teamed with Jose Mendoza to win No. 1 doubles 8-6. The No. 2 team of Shaun Anderson and Dakoda James won 8-4 and the No. 3 team of Pierrick Gourlet and Adam Hamilton won 9-8 (10-8 tiebreaker).
James (8-6 loss) and Mendoza (9-7 loss) nearly came away with wins in singles play.
"I really thought Dakoda or Jose would step up big for us a win one of those No. 4 or No. 5 singles matches but both lost on deuce points,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “However, my team was awesome in playing for pride to sweep doubles with the team dual already lost."
On Tuesday, Chrisman won four singles and two doubles matches to earn a 6-3 non-conference win against Winnetonka.
In singles play, Wilson (8-3), Gourlet (8-1), Anderson (8-4) and James (8-4) won for the Bears.
James and Mendoza won No. 2 doubles 8-6 and Hamilton and Cayson Woods won No. 3 doubles 9-7.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 8, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 1: The Jaguars had a good Senior Night as they won easily against Suburban Big Seven Conference foe Ray-Pec.
Seniors Chase Klosener, Wyatt Walker, Patterson Fallis and Haider Cheema were honored before the match.
Chase Klosener (8-1), Walker (8-1), Fallis (8-5), Spencer Jorgensen (8-3), Sammy Klosener (8-4) and Justin Cooper (8-3) swept singles play for the Jaguars.
In doubles play, Klosener and Walker won 8-2 and Fallis and Jorgensen won 8-3.
“They have each made their mark on the team that will last for a while,” South coach Nathan Mooney said of his seniors. “I cannot say enough good things about each of these guys.”
South scored 23 points and took first in the Blue Springs Tournament last Friday. In A doubles, the team of Chase Klosener and Walker took second place with a 2-1 record. In B doubles, the team of Fallis and Jorgensen took second with a 2-1 record. In A singles, Sammy Klosener went 1-2 to finish sixth. In B singles, Cooper also went 1-2 to take fourth.
“Really enjoyed the way they all played today,” Mooney said. “With only a week of the season left, I am really liking how the guys are looking as we get closer to the state playoffs.”