By the end of the day, Blue Springs boys tennis coach Jody McClain said her team was gassed. But she couldn’t have asked for a better way for her squad to work out its early-season jitters.

By the end of the day, Blue Springs boys tennis coach Jody McClain said her team was gassed. But she couldn’t have asked for a better way for her squad to work out its early-season jitters.

The Wildcats went 4-0 in Monday’s Mo-Kan Tournament at Lee’s Summit West High School and a pair of Blue Springs players helped the team take home three individual medals.

The Cats downed Bishop Miege 5-4, thwarted St. James Academy 7-2, knocked off Blue Valley Southwest 8-1 and handled North Kansas City 7-2.

Ashton Rhodes went 4-0 on the day at No. 4 singles and left with a first-place medal while Chad Stohlmann also went undefeated and came in second place at No. 5. The pair also teamed for a 4-0 mark and second-place tally in No. 3 doubles.

“That mental pressure that you have the first week of the season we got out of our system,” McClain said. “We’re ready.”

ROCKHURST 9, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 0: It was not a good opener for the host Jaguars.
The Jaguars won only 14 games in being shut out by the Hawklets.

“It was tough way to open the season,” South coach Sheri Rehmer said.

MARSHALL 5, GRAIN VALLEY 4: Host Marshall rallied after losing the opening three singles matches to edge Grain Valley.

“We have things to work on,” Eagles coach Mary Elliott said.

Theo Nichols, Cody Zeigler and Lane Elliott were Grain Valley singles winners. Nichols and Zeigler teamed up for the only doubles victory.