Grain Valley had little trouble dispatching the Lee’s Summit North Broncos in an 8-1 non-conference matchup Thursday.
North’s lone win came in the No. 6 singles match in which Anne Ball defeated Miranda Griechen.
For the Eagles, No. 1 singles player Kayelee Smith won 10-5 over Kaylie Rock, Carly Hofstetter topped Adriana Cok 10-0, Camille Harrison defeated Maeanna Hall 10-3, Kendra Sibert went over Natalie Temple 10-4 and Kyla McBride beat Emily Masters 10-4.
The No. 1 doubles team of Smith and Hofstetter topped Cok and Hall 8-2, Harrison and McBride beat Rock and Masters 8-1 and Sibert and Mikaela Griechen topped Temple and Emily Gerber 8-2.
“Grain Valley came ready to compete,” North coach Stu Reece said. “We struggled to hit the ball accurately all afternoon. Too many unforced errors to be competitive today.
LIBERTY 8, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 1: After starting the season on a roll the Jaguars have found some tough sledding as of late. After a 7-2 loss to Grain Valley Tuesday, they fell to the Blue Jays Thursday.
Nicole Nelson got South’s lone win at No. 5 singles with a 10-2 triumph.
“Nicole continues to put together a fantastic senior campaign toward the bottom of our lineup,” South coach Jake Estep said. “It’s so crucial to get wins out of that spot and we’re excited with how she’s playing as we approach postseason play.”
ST. JOSEPH CENTRAL 5, BLUE SPRINGS 4: It came down to one match to decide the dual and No. 6 Wildcat singles player Kylie Paderes lost a close one 10-8, which secured the victory for the Indians.
No. 1 singles player Caitlin Sporing won 10-3, No. 2 Bentley Walters won 10-6, Sporing and Walters won in doubles action 8-2 and Connor Ewens and Paderes won 8-4.
The Wildcats' junior varsity won 6-3.
LIBERTY NORTH 7, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 2: The Bears had some tough sledding against the Eagles in a Suburban Middle Six loss Thursday.
No. 2 singles players Ally Cook won 8-6 and No. 5 Juliette Anderson won 8-6. No. 1 singles player Katie Schaefer came close to a win in a 8-6 loss.
“Katie just found something in the middle of a 2-5 deficit that gave her the confidence to come back to a 7-6 match,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “Unfortunately, her legs just weren't the same after willing herself to get within one game of tying. She is really impressing me lately with her decision-making, though."