A doubles sweep propelled Lee’s Summit North to a Suburban Big Seven boys tennis victory Tuesday.
Logan Leslie and Matthew DeBacker set the tone for the host Broncos with an 8-3 win over Blue Springs’ Luke David and Josh Gordon at No. 1 doubles in a 7-2 win over the Wildcats.
“We had to move some guys around and move others up today and all the guys really stepped in and played well,” Broncos coach Stu Reece said. “Good chemistry in doubles usually leads to good tennis.”
Nick Mathis and Lukas Parrish edged Carson Rothove and Daniel Gordon 8-5 in No. 2 doubles, and the No. 3 team of Drew Houk and Michael Welsh completed the sweep with an 8-2 triumph.
David won at No. 1 singles for Blue Springs, topping Lesie 10-5, but the Broncos won four of the other five matches to seal the win.
DeBacker (10-4), Mathis (10-2), Parrish (10-2) and Welsh (10-7) also won for North (3-0, 3-0 Big Seven). Jayvon McKinney had Blue Springs’ other win (10-8) at No. 5.
North’s junior varsity also won 7-2.
GRAIN VALLEY 8, HARRISONVILLE 1: Lindell Frye and Addison Arnold failed to give up a game Tuesday to lead host Grain Valley to a rout of MRVC West foe Harrisonville.
Frye and Arnold each won 8-0 in Nos. 1 and 2 singles and teamed for an 8-0 No. 1 doubles victory.
“It was Senior Night, and it was nice to get a win for our seven seniors,” Eagles coach Randy Draper said. “It was a nice atmosphere, and it’ll be nice to get some nice weather the next couple days and get some serious tennis in with a couple tournaments.”
Hunter Quintrell (8-3), Dean Mobley (8-1) and Joe Florida (8-1) also won in singles. Quintrell and Florida (8-6) and Mobley and Hunter Hoagland (8-3) claimed doubles wins for the Eagles (3-2, 3-0 MRVC West).
LEE’S SUMMIT 5, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 4: Lee’s Summit took a 2-1 advantage after doubles play and split singles to edge visiting Blue Springs South Tuesday.
Sammy Klosener and Justin Cooper won 8-6 at No. 3 for South’s lone doubles win. Klosener (6-2, 6-1) and Cooper (6-2, 6-2) also won their Nos. 5 and 6 singles matches. Wyatt Walker won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 2 singles for South’s other win.
Spencer Jorgensen got down 4-1 in his No. 4 match against Jake Bowne but rallied. After losing 7-5 in the first set and winning the second 6-4, he fell 10-2 in the tiebreaker.
“There were a lot of close matches night with two of the matches being in tiebreakers. Lee's Summit played the close matches better than we did and it got them the victory tonight,” Jaguars coach Nathan Mooney said. “Spencer played a heck of a match when we needed him most and his comeback came up just a hair short.”
Ethan Henry topped Chase Klosener 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles to lead the Tigers (3-0, 3-0 Suburban Big Seven).