Despite changes to its doubles lineup, the William Chrisman girls tennis team still had enough to dominate rival Fort Osage Thursday.
"We're still not completely settled on doubles lineups at this point,” Chrisman coach Jason Grubbs said. “We might be tinkering a bit more. For today, though, the girls did amazing.”
The Bears swept doubles with Tori Gant and Kiara Ashurst combining for an 8-4 win in the No. 1 match. Nicole Eppert and Emma Place won 8-1 at No. 2, and Hunter Taylor and Emily Mendoza completed the sweep with an 8-3 win.
Gant (8-0), Eppert (8-3), Ashurst (8-4), Taylor (8-6) and Laurie Douglas (8-3) won in singles for the Bears.
Jaynee Smothers held on for an 8-6 win over Place for Fort Osage’s lone win.
Chrisman also won the junior varsity match 8-1.
BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 9, RAYMORE-PECULIAR 0: Blue Springs South started with singles play Thursday and swept the six matches on the way to blanking Ray-Pec at Young Park.
Francesca Klosener won 8-3 in No. 1 singles, and Khiara Cox (8-4), Jasmine Tucker (8-4), Ashley Cooper (8-2), Natalie Nelson (8-4) and Sumerlyn Vorachek (8-3) gave the Jaguars a 6-0 lead heading into doubles.
“It was a great night for the girls as we came out and played singles first, which is rare for us, and the girls responded well,” Jaguars coach Jake Estep said. “We came out in doubles and were a little lackadaisical at first but were able to kick in gear when we needed to and got three more wins. Ray-Pec is a scrappy team and our match was closer than the score indicated.”
Klosener and Cooper won a 7-0 tiebreaker to win 9-8 in No. 1 doubles. Cox and Tucker won 8-5 and Nelson and Vorachek finished off the shutout with an 8-5 win.
South’s junior varsity also won 9-0.
GRAIN VALLEY 9, KEARNEY 0: Alysa Owens claimed an 8-5 win in No. 1 singles and teamed for a doubles win to spark Grain Valley to a Suburban Small Seven road win over Kearney Thursday.
Owens and Ryan Deaton prevailed 8-3 in No. 1 doubles. Mackenzie Wagner and Alice Lin also won 8-3 at No. 2, and Maddie Shields and Chelsea Gorden completed the doubles sweep with an 8-2 win.
Deaton (8-4), Wagner (8-5), Shields (8-6), Gorden (8-0) and Hailey Bowlin (9-7) also won in singles play as the Eagles improved to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.