The Grain Valley girls tennis team used a sweep in doubles to take down visiting Blue Springs South Tuesday.
The Eagles then won three of five singles matches completed to claim a 6-2 win over the Jaguars.
Ryan Deaton and Kendra Sibert hung on to edge South’s Francesca Klosener and Grace Allen 9-7 in the No. 1 doubles match.
Alyssa Owens and Maddie Shields won 8-3, and Bailey McCay and Mackensie Wagner won 8-5 to complete the sweep for the Eagles.
“I really challenged the girls to step it up and show me more in singles and they really did,” Jaguars coach Jake Estep said. “Grace held on against a tough opponent and Jasmine (Tucker) made a last second comeback to grab a win as well.”
Tucker won 8-6 and Allen prevailed 8-5 for South, but Deaton (8-4), Sibert (8-5) and Wagner (8-4) won in singles to seal the win for Grain Valley. South’s Peyton Caldwell was leading 7-3 when rain forced an early end to the No. 5 match.
BLUE SPRINGS 5, ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 4: Blue Springs coach Jody McClain asked her team for a win on her birthday and the Wildcats delivered.
The Wildcats won the top three singles matches and the top two doubles matches to edge traditional power St. Joseph Central Tuesday at Baumgardner Park.
“I asked the girls for a win for my birthday and they came through,” McClain said. “They played well against a good team.”
No. 1 Caitlyn Sporing (8-1), No. 2 Allie Brown (8-6) and No. 3 Bentley Walters (8-1) prevailed in singles. Freshman Malina McGaw lost 8-6 in No. 4 singles but got revenge when she and Brown teamed for an 8-4 No. 2 doubles win. Sporing and Walters rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the No. 1 doubles match to win 8-6.
Central won the junior varsity match 9-0.
WILLIAM CHRISMAN 5, WINNETONKA 1: Chrisman dominated singles play, winning five out of six matches to take a non-conference victory from Winnetonka Tuesday on the road.
No. 2 singles player Ally Cook won 8-4, No. 3 Nicole Eppert won 8-5, No. 4 Katie Schaefer won 8-6, No. 5 Izzy Jaynes won 8-4 and No. 6 Kiara Ashurst won 8-4.
"Tori was really impressive today against (Winnetonka’s) Skyler Murphy,” Chrisman head coach Jason Grubb said of his No. 1 singles player Tori Gant, who lost 8-6. “She had multiple chances to get her on the ropes with a 6-5 serve game and a chance to force a tiebreaker down 7-6. We need to get her serve a bit more consistent, and she needs to finish volleys better, but overall she is turning into a stellar young player. Senior Katie Schaefer, who had previously played Murphy during their sophomore year, was equally gritty. Fortunately for Katie she used her experience to finish off a clutch 8-6 victory while Tori fell short by the same score in her match."
The doubles matches were not finished because of inclement weather.
Chrisman’s junior varsity won 9-0.
PEMBROKE HILL 9, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 0: The host Broncos were no match for the defending Class 1 state champion Raiders Tuesday.
Kaylie Rock came the closest to a win for the Broncos, falling 10-4 to Randi Hendricks in No. 1 singles.
“They were really tough opponents, didn’t give you any opportunity to control the point, and each played very impressive in less than ideal weather conditions,” North coach Stu Reece said of the Raiders.
Pembroke Hill also won the junior varsity match 6-3.