Grain Valley had one champion, one second-place finisher and two thirds to finish second with 15 points in the Excelsior Springs Tournament Wednesday.

Grain Valley had one champion, one second-place finisher and two thirds to finish second with 15 points in the Excelsior Springs Tournament Wednesday.

Fort Osage and William Chrisman tied for seventh with four points.

Michael Draper and Derek Bowlin lost only five games in winning four matches and claiming the Flight A doubles title. The team of Theo Nichols and Lane Elliott was second at 3-1 in Flight B.

Dillon Perdue and Chase Gabriel each claimed third place in flights A and B singles, respectively, with 3-1 records.

“With Dillon and Chase, taking second was good for them.” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. “I was really pleased with our doubles. Our two sophomores, Theo and Lane, came close to winning  (Flight B). They continue to get better.”

Anthony Laughlin was Chrisman’s top finisher with a sixth-place finish in Flight A singles.

BLUE SPRINGS 7, LIBERTY NORTH 2: An opening singles loss couldn’t faze the Blue Springs boys tennis team.

The Wildcats came back for a 7-2 victory over visiting Liberty North Wednesday.

“It was a team effort,” Blue Springs coach Jody McClain said. “Liberty North is a young team. Our guys are playing stronger.”

Blue Springs singles victories were by Daniel Meany, Levi Roye, Dan Noud and Chad Stohlmann. Alex Brunton and Meany, Tyler Casey and Ashton Rhodes and Noud and Stohlmann followed with doubles decisions.

Noud and Stohlmann were down 9-6 but rallied to tie the match 10-10 and then prevail 7-5 in the tiebreaker.

Blue Springs also took the junior varsity match 8-1.

TRUMAN 9, OAK PARK 0: Truman improved to 8-3 with an easy victory over visiting Oak Park.

“It was nice to see the kids come out strong after our previous night’s loss,” Truman coach Tara Corwin said.

Chase Ruddell, Matt Perry, Zach Felz, David Franklin, Mason Short and Andy Muelleman accounted for the Truman victories.

“Perry and Felz pulled out some key matches against a couple of very consistent players, and Ruddell and Felz had a dominating match at (No.1). The confidence level of the kids is a key going into districts. This match was just part of that.”

The junior varsity match went to Oak Park 5-4.