The Lee’s Summit North boys tennis team won five singles matches and two doubles matches to take a 7-2 victory over Suburban Big Six foe Blue Springs Tuesday.
No. 2 singles player Logan French won 8-5, No. 3 Sriram Paravastu won 8-0, No. 4 Connor Young won 8-3, No. 5 Seth Templeman won 8-3 and No. 6 Chris Foeller won 8-0 to lead North.
In doubles, the No. 1 duo of Patrick Dowd and Paravastu won 8-4 and the No. 2 team of Young and French won 8-3.
For Blue Springs, No. 1 singles player Blake Summers won 8-1 and the No. 3 doubles team of Blake Summers and Jackson Riggs won in a tiebreaker, 9-8 (7-5).
“The conditions weren’t the best, but the courts were dry and we played pretty decent tennis overall,” North coach Stu Reece said. “Several of our guys are starting to learn how to finish out points and finish out matches. That is a great sign for this time of the season.”
North won the junior varsity match 9-0.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 6, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 3: Blue Springs South won five of six singles matches to claim a Suburban Big Six victory over Raymore-Peculiar Tuesday at Young Park.
Nic Mandina hung on for a 10-6 at No. 1 singles, and Dalton Michael (10-3), Kenny Xiao (10-4), Chase Klosener (10-4) and Brady Dunlap (10-2) each added wins as the Jaguars swept Nos. 1-5 to erase a 2-1 deficit in doubles. Jackson Burns also nearly won at No. 6, falling 10-8 to Gayin Cummons.
"A little stressful coming out of doubles 1-2," South coach Nathan Mooney said. "Ray-Pec started strong and played well at doubles to get a couple of victories. Singles went our way, though, with all our guys playing really well. Jackson dug himself a hole going down 6-1 but played much better to get back into the game. Nic had a great match to get up early and stay ahead to keep the lead. A good way to go into our next conference match against a tough Lee's Summit team."
Dunlap and Zane Cady won 8-3 at No. 3 for South's only doubles win.
The South junior varsity won 8-1.