Austin Twenter finally broke through as the William Chrisman boys tennis team downed its Suburban Middle Seven rival.
Twenter earned his first win of the season, topping Fort Osage’s Julius Schnoeckel 8-6 in No. 3 singles to help spark the Bears to an 8-1 win over the Indians Thursday.
“The best moment of the day was the singles victory for senior Austin Twenter, a captain of the team who was winless on the season prior to the match,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. "He has been a true leader all year for our team, playing at the 2 or 3 spot against good players. I'm so proud of him and my team today."
The Bears swept singles play as Taniela Faletau beat Ryan Dover 8-3 at No. 1. Michael Marquess (8-4), Brett Wilson (8-6), Logan Heyer (8-6) and Shaun Anderson (8-0) also won.
Faletau and Jose Mendoza won a 7-4 tiebreaker for a 9-8 win over Dover and Max Anderson in No. 1 doubles. Wilson and Shaun Anderson won 8-1 in No. 3.
Schnoeckel and Joe Seaba won 8-6 in No. 2 for Fort Osage’s lone win.
Chrisman’s junior varsity won 5-4.
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 7, BLUE SPRINGS 2: Blue Springs won No. 1 and 2 singles but dropped a match to Suburban Big Six foe Lee’s Summit West on Senior Night Thursday at Baumgardner Park.
Blake Summers topped Brent Brammer 10-7, and senior Michael Oni won 10-6 at No. 2 as the Wildcats honored seniors Oni, Gabe Roye and Jackson Riggs.
West won the junior varsity match 5-4.
LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 9, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 0: Patrick Dowd rallied from a 4-0 deficit in the second set for a win and the Broncos won three tiebreakers to sweep Suburban Big Six foe and host Ray-Pec Thursday.
Dowd defeated Nino Owens 6-3, 6-4 in No. 1 singles. No. 4 Connor Young (7-5, 3-6, 11-9), No. 5 Seth Templeman (6-3, 3-6, 10-6) and No. 6 Chris Foeller (5-7, 6-1, 11-9) each won super tiebreakers.
Logan French and Sriram Paravastu also won in singles. The teams of Dowd-Paravastu, French-Young and Templeman-Foeller completed the sweep in doubles.
“Patrick played a brilliant match at No. 1, making great adjustments throughout the match. He was down 0-4 in the second set and rallied to win the last six games of the match,” North coach Stu Reece said. “All the guys stepped today and delivered. We can certainly play better tennis, but I’m not sure we can play any bigger in the clutch.”
North’s JV also won 8-1.