Another day brought a different result for the Blue Springs South girls tennis team.
A sweep of six singles matches ignited the Jaguars to an 8-1 rout of host Staley Tuesday.
“The girls really played confident tonight,” South coach Craig Dierking said. “We learned a lot from last night’s match versus Jefferson City (a 5-4 defeat) and played smart tonight to roll in singles and doubles.
“Tonight’s most outstanding player was Isabella Bowling. Last year Isabella was our (No.) 5-6 junior varsity singles player. During the offseason she has worked as hard as anyone on our team. I am so proud that all of her hard work has paid off.”
Bowling, Morgan Clarke, Madison McCulloch, Leah Bell, Erica McClain and Remy Davenport prevailed in singles. The teams of Bell and McClain and Bowling and Davenport were doubles winners.
South was a 7-2 junior varsity winner.
GRAIN VALLEY 6, HARRISONVILLE 3: Three doubles victories rallied visiting Grain Valley to a season-opening victory.
Singles victories by Lanae Wilke, Haley Porter and Nathalia Barr gave the Eagles an early 3-0 lead. Harrisonville tied the match by winning the next three singles matches. But Wilke and Porter, Barr and Darby Scharfenkamp and Jessica Dornes and Mariah Hernandez posted doubles victories.
“Lanae and Haley were awesome at the top,” Grain Valley coach Randy Draper said. “We’re trying to bring our young ones along. It was good to get a win.”
Grain Valley also took the junior varsity match 8-3.