Platte County tennis set for showdown with Blue Division title on the line

Platte County’s second straight shutout of Belton set the orange and black Pirates up to make a run at the Suburban Conference Blue Division championship this week.

Platte County’s 9-0 win at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo. on Thursday, April 21 improved its league record to 4-1 with three duals to go. Platte County “hosted” Kearney on Tuesday, April 26 in the first of two likely deciding duals for the Blue Division crown, and the Pirates eked out a 5-4 win to set up a showdown.

Platte County, Kearney and Winnetonka, which hosts Platte County on Thursday, April 28, all had one loss in conference going into Tuesday’s matchup. Winnetonka beat Platte County in their first matchup but already lost to Kearney, which lost to Platte County in both of their matchups.

Kearney and Winnetonka play each other for the second time in a rescheduled matchup set for Friday, April 29.

Staley 6, Platte County 3

Playing without No. 3 Josh Timmons, the Pirates managed three singles wins in a nonconference matchup Wednesday, April 20 in Kansas City, Mo.

Andy Day moved into Timmons’ spot and won, as did Spencer Klopfer at No. 4 and Noah Singer at No. 5. The Falcons swept doubles play to take the victory.

Park Hill 9, Truman 0

The Trojans opened Suburban Conference Blue Division play with a sweep Thursday, April 21 in Independence, Mo.

Henry Eckold highlighted the effort with a 9-7 win at No. 1 singles over Blake Savage. The other five singles players lost just seven games combined to take a 6-0 lead in the dual. The doubles teams were equally dominant, losing just three with help from an 8-0 shutout for Chandler To and Joel Lesher at No. 2.

Park Hill was scheduled for four matches in four days this week, including Red Division matchups with Ruskin (Tuesday, April 26 — score not available at deadline) and St. Joseph Central (Thursday, April 28).

Park Hill 9, Lee’s Summit West 0

The Trojans started their busy week with a second straight sweep, running their record to 12-1 on Monday, April 25 at Barry Park in Kansas City, Mo.

Originally scheduled for a week earlier but moved due to inclement weather, the dual didn’t feature any close matches. Park Hill’s sweep of singles included shutouts for Jake McFee at No. 2 and Matt Zhang at No. 6. The Trojans improved to 12-1 with the win.