Four singles victories paid off for the Blue Springs South boys tennis team.

Four singles victories paid off for the Blue Springs South boys tennis team.

The four wins led a 6-3 victory over visiting Kearney Wednesday.

Singles winners were Paul Province, Alex Martin, Jared Martin and Zach Quails.

Province and Alex Barber and the Martins teamed up for doubles victories as South evened its record at 1-1.

“I was very happy to get a victory,” South coach Sheri Rehmer said. “It was nice to see the kids their first varsity win.”

South was a 7-2 junior varsity victory.

LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 9, LEE’S SUMMIT NORTH 0: The Lee’s Summit North tennis team struggled against Lee’s Summit West in a 9-0 loss.

“It was a tough way to open the season versus one of the strongest teams in the area,” Broncos coach Stuart Reece said. “We’ve got a lot of new players to the varsity level this year, and they got their feet wet in a big way.

“The guys have great attitudes and have been working hard in practice. It will just take a little time to develop the consistency that you need to win varsity matches.”

The Broncos play at Grain Valley today.

STALEY 5, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 4: Blue Springs South swept doubles but fell to Staley in its season opener on Tuesday.

The doubles teams of Chris Hammond and John Duffy, Paul Province and Alec Barber and Jared Martin and Zach Qualls all won to make it close. Only Martin won in singles.

“We’ve got a lot of new guys, but we had a lot of close matches in singles – we lost three by 10-8 scores – so it could have gone either way,” Jaguars coach Sheri Rehmer said. “I was glad we swept doubles. I’m glad we ended it on a good note.”