The William Chrisman boys tennis team cruised in all six singles bouts Tuesday to beat visiting Ruskin 8-1 at Santa Fe Trail Park.
Nic Hurt and Taniela Faletau each won 8-0 in the top singles slots, and Spencer Carter, Michael Marquess, Austin Twenter and Logan Heyer won either 8-1 or 8-2.
Shaun Anderson and Brett Wilson teamed for an 8-7 (8-6) doubles win and Tyler Carter and Jacob Bennett teamed for an 8-4 win, their first varsity victories.
“All six singles matches were efficient and precise,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 7, LIBERTY NORTH 2: Persistence paid off for the Lee’s Summit North boys tennis team Tuesday.
The Broncos eked out some close matches to earn a non-conference dual victory over a strong Liberty North squad.
Jake Handley won a tiebreaker for an 11-10 decision at No. 2 to spark wins for Nos. 2-6 singles. Thomas Faulkenberry (10-2), Ryan Eckmann (10-3), Patrick Dowd (10-3) and Jacob Welsh (10-6) also won in singles play for the Broncos.
“A lot of positives today,” Broncos coach Stu Reece said. “Our guys really competed for each ball and forced our opponent to play one more ball than they expected. From start to finish, one of the most consistent matches we have played. Patrick and Jacob stepped in to varsity positions today at 5 and 6 and played fantastic tennis. Hopefully this gives us something to build on.”
Handley and Jimmy Bertken lost 11-10 on a tiebreaker, but Faulkenberry and Eckmann, and Dowd and Welsh won at Nos. 2 and 3.
North also won the junior varsity match 7-2.
BARSTOW 9, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 0: The visiting Knights swept past the Jaguars at Young Park. South’s closest match came at fifth singles, where Cory Michael lost 10-7.
“We saw a lot of great things in the loss this afternoon,” South coach Nathan Mooney. “Barstow is a great team, but our guys showed a lot of grit out there and put together some good rallies and won some good points.
“Still early in the season, but we are liking what we are seeing on the court and the growth that is taking place on this young team.”