The Truman boys tennis team bounced back from a season-opening loss to Warrensburg and got four singles wins during a 6-3 win over Blue Springs Thursday.
No. 1 singles player Blake Savidge won 8-0, No. 2 Bryce Idoni won 8-6, No. 3 Brock Thomas won 8-6 and No. 4 Cooper Clements won 8-3 for Truman. In doubles, the No. 1 team of Savidge and Clements won 8-5 and Keegan Welch and Nestor Olivas won 8-3.
For Blue Springs, Jayvon McKinney won 9-8 (9-7 tiebreaker) at No. 5 singles and Drew Rudolph won 9-8 (7-5 tiebreaker) at No. 6. Carason Rothgrove and Daniel Gordon won Blue Springs’ only doubles match 8-3.
"Win or lose, today's match was a step in the right direction for our team,” Truman coach Scott Lett said. “From top to bottom on the ladder, players showed the positive, thoughtful mentality that we've been emphasizing in practice. Maybe even more impressive was the toughness players exhibited throughout the day. It was fun to watch."
WARRENSBURG 5, GRAIN VALLEY 4: The host Eagles were in a tight one with the Tigers but a pair of wins from Lindell Frye was not enough in a non-conference loss Thursday.
Frye, Grain Valley’s No. 1 singles player, won his singles match 8-6 and he teamed with Addison Arnold for a 8-3 win in doubles. No. 5 player Joel Florida picked up a 8-5 win in singles and teamed with Hunter Quintrell for a 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles. In singles, Arnold lost a close one 8-6.
“We have some improving we need to do,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. (Warrensburg is) a nice team, but we’ve got to get better.”