The Blue Springs boys tennis team has at least a share of the Suburban Big Six title.

The Blue Springs boys tennis team has at least a share of the Suburban Big Six title.

Five key singles victories lifted the host Wildcats past Liberty 5-4 Tuesday.

Blue Springs is 4-0 in the conference and can clinch an outright title by defeating rival Blue Springs South on May 5. If South prevails, it ties the Wildcats for the title.

Daniel Meany, Levi Roye, Tyler Casey, Dan Noud and Chad Stohlmann posted the Blue Springs victories.

Meany’s 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6) victory over Nick McElheney was the last completed singles match and assured the Wildcats of a title tie.

“He was within a couple of points of losing the match,” Blue Springs coach Jody McClain said. “It’s (the conference title) somewhere we haven’t been for a long time. The singles players played with perseverance and a heart and soul. We talked of the importance in singles because we knew Liberty had good doubles teams.”

Liberty, to no avail, took the three doubles matches.

BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 8. RUSKIN 0: Blue Springs South improved to 6-4 with the  easy victory at Ruskin.

“It was a great day by all,” South coach Sheri Rehmer said.

Paul Province, Alex Martin, Alex Barber, Jared Martin, Zach Qualls and Miguel Garchitorena prevailed in singles. Jared Martin and Qualls and Garchitorena and Chris Anwander followed with doubles decisions.

South also prevailed in the junior varsity match 7-0.

PARK HILL SOUTH 9, WILLIAM CHRISMAN 0: Host Park Hill South easily defeated William Chrisman in a Suburban Middle Seven match.

Chrisman also dropped the junior varsity match 7-2.

LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 9, TRUMAN 0: Host Lee’s Summit West was too much for Truman in a Suburban Middle Six match.

“We were outmatched this evening,” Truman coach Tara Corwin said. “But the kids fought hard, especially at No. 3 singles where Zach Felz lost in a tiebreaker, and the No. 5 spot where Mason Short made it a close one with a comeback from a 6-3 deficit, although falling short at the end 10-6.

“These matches help the kids get stronger as well as giving them confidence they can compete at this level.”