The Truman tennis team turned in its best performance ever at the Mike VanBecelaere Memorial Varsity Doubles Tournament Saturday at Lee’s Summit North High School.

The Truman tennis team turned in its best performance ever at the Mike VanBecelaere Memorial Varsity Doubles Tournament Saturday at Lee’s Summit North High School.

The Patriots finished second with a team score of 40 to finish behind Lee’s Summit West, which took first in every flight and scored a perfect 48. Lee’s Summit North finished third with 22 points. Lee’s Summit finished fifth with 17 points. Fort Osage finished eighth with one point.

All four Patriots doubles teams advanced to the finals in the tournament before falling to a Lee’s Summit West team.

Truman’s Chase Ruddell and Zach Felz advanced to the A Flight finals with a 10-2 win over Lee’s Summit North and a close 11-10 (6) victory over No. 2 seeded Staley. Ruddell and Felz then fell to Lee’s Summit West 6-2, 6-1.

In the B Flight, Truman’s Matt Perry and David Franklin dominated Lee’s Summit 10-3 and Lee’s Summit North 10-4 en route to the finals. There they fell to the Titans 6-3, 6-2.

Andy Muelleman and Mason Short had a tough road to the finals in the C Flight.

They first defeated Lee’s Summit 10-5 and then edged Raymore-Peculiar 10-8.

“Mason Short and Andy Muelleman fought hard to make it to the championship round with a squeaker past Ray-Pec,” Truman coach Tara Corwin said.

The Patriots then fell to the Titans 6-0, 6-3.

In the D Flight, Brett Fredenberg and Kris Chavez cruised through the tournament. They dropped just four games in 10-2 wins against Raymore-Peculiar and Lee’s Summit respectively.

They, too, fell to Lee’s Summit West 6-2, 6-3.