Close matches have been commonplace for the William Chrisman boys tennis team.
On Friday they won a nail-biter with a 5-4 victory over host Belton in Suburban Middle Seven Conference play.
In singles action, No. 1 Sam Hawley won 8-5, No. 3 Jordan Twenter won 8-3 and No. 4 Brandon Kuhlman won 8-3. In doubles, Twenter and Kuhlman won 8-6 and Jakob Scorr and Sam Foster won 8-1.
"It's tough being No. 1 every day but Sam is the most coachable kid I've ever had, and his big win on Tuesday against a really good player has catapulted him going into district play," Chrisman coach Jason Grubb said.