The Blue Springs South boys tennis team had a good showing at the Park Hill Invitational Wednesday with a second place finish. Park Hill took first and Grain Valley was fourth.
The Jaguars lost 3-1 in the finals against the Trojans. Sean Nguyen and Dalton Michael picked up the lone win in that matchup with a 8-3 victory.
South defeated Barstow 4-0, tied Lee’s Summit 2-2 and beat Park Hill South 3-1. The teams of Nguyen and Michael, Chase Klosener and Patterson Fallis and Brady Dunlap and Wyatt Walker all finished the day 3-1 and took second place.
“I think we could have played a little better as a team in this match, and Park Hill came through,” South coach Nathan Mooney said. “A lot of great tennis across the board today. We are definitely moving in the direction we want as we head into a couple of big conference matches next week against Lee's Summit North and Park Hill.”
Grain Valley finished fourth, tying Lee’s Summit in the third-place match but losing on a tiebreaker to finish 1-1-2 in the four doubles dual matchups.
Addison Arnold and Colton Campbell went 3-1 at No. 2 to lead the Eagles.
“I’m pretty happy. It was really good competition and a good tournament and that was really good for our guys,” Eagles coach Randy Draper said. “Colton and Addison really played well. To go 3-1 against that kind of competition was great.”
Hunter Quintrell and Dean Mobley also went 3-1 at No. 4. The No. 1 team of Lindell Frye and Alex Schnurr was 0-4 but lost two matches in tiebreakers. Hunter Hoagland and Joel Florida went 1-3 at No. 3.
STALEY 8, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 1: After a tough 9-0 loss to North Kansas City a day ago, the Bears ran into another buzzsaw in a loss to the Falcons Wednesday.
Brett Wilson picked up the team’s lone win in No. 2 doubles with a 10-8 victory.
“Two of my regular varsity guys needed to sit out of either doubles or singles which made me shuffle my lineup in ways I didn't really plan for,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said. “Add in missing No. 6 singles player Mikel Casado, the team depth was severely tested today. But overall, many of the guys gave the best effort they had and gained valuable experience."
Chrisman’s junior varsity won 6-3.