The Lee’s Summit North girls tennis team won two of the four brackets and added a second- and a third-place finish to capture the title of the LSR-7 Tournament Friday.
The Broncos totaled 42 points to top Lee’s Summit West’s 35. St. Michael the Archangel finished fifth with 15 points and Truman was eighth with seven. The Broncos also won the junior varsity tournament.
North’s Natalie Temple swept to a win in B singles, while Kylie Rock took second in A singles, losing 8-2 to Staley’s top player in the final. Temple topped Lee’s Summit’s Jeanette Foley 8-2 in the B singles final.
“We could not have been more pleased with how both our JV and varsity teams performed,” Broncos coach Stu Reece said. “Through the first week of the season, they have shown steady progress. Natalie Temple played some of the best tennis of her career. We have been trying to keep Natalie aggressive with her good ground strokes and she used them to cut through some strong wind and move her opponents around the court.”
North’s Kelly Connolly and Riley Young fell in the A doubles semifinals but bounced back to top a Lee’s Summit duo 8-2 in the third-place match.
North’s Ashley Borron and Johnalia Hall won B doubles, topping a Lee’s Summit West team 8-3 in the final.
Rian Caswell led Truman with a fourth-place finish in B singles.
KICKAPOO INVITATIONAL: The Blue Springs South girls tennis team overcame some injuries and heat to claim third place in its pool in the Springfield Kickapoo Invitational Friday.
“We unfortunately ran into injuries pretty early in the day and had to have girls step up,” Jaguars coach Jake Estep said. “It definitely wasn't the day we had in mind, but you have to look at the positives and one of those is our team's toughness. Three duals in one day, let alone a day like that (97 degree heat index), is pretty taxing and the girls really had to dig deep to finish off the day with a team victory over Glendale. We have a tough group. We learned that today.”
Francesca Klosener and Jasmine Tucker combined to go 2-0 in doubles. The teams of Grace Allen and Peyton Caldwell and Jillian Drake and Natalie Nelson each went 1-1, and Tucker and Allen won their lone match together.
In singles, Klosener, Tucker, Allen and Caldwell each went 1-1, and Drake and Nelson won their only matches.