Suburban Tennis Roundup: Platte County earns dual wins

Platte County swept the double matches to set the tone for a 7-2 victory over visiting Oak Park on Monday, April 9, at the Platte County Tennis Courts.

The Pirates tandem of Noah Singer and Spencer Klopfer picked up an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles, while Nathen Mair and Porter Curtis won by the same score at No. 2 doubles.

Stockton Curtis and Trenton Percival won 8-2 at No. 3 doubles to stake the Pirates to an early lead. In singles, Platte County went 4-2 against the Northmen.

 CODY THORN/Citizen photo Platte County’s Porter Curtis eyes a return during Platte County’s home dual win against Oak Park on Monday, April 9 at the Platte County Tennis Courts in Platte City, Mo. 

CODY THORN/Citizen photo
Platte County’s Porter Curtis eyes a return during Platte County’s home dual win against Oak Park on Monday, April 9 at the Platte County Tennis Courts in Platte City, Mo. 

Singer, Mair, Percival and Stockton Curtis posted wins to push the Pirates to 3-0 on the season.

Blue Springs South 8, Park Hill South 1

The Panthers struggled to get much going after getting swept in doubles play against the Jaguars on Monday, April 9, in Blue Springs, Mo.

Blue Springs South then won five of the six singles matches, the lone exception came when Brandon Crabtree won 8-2 at No. 3 singles. Four of the five wins for the Jaguars were by six or more points. The closest contest that ended in a loss for the Panthers was a 9-7 loss by Cooper Hayes at No. 1 singles against Chase Klosener.

Platte County 5, Truman 4

In a competitive match, the Pirates picked up a victory at home on Tuesday, April 3.

Platte County won two of the three doubles match to take an early lead. Noah Singer and Spencer Klopfer won 8-4 at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles team of Nathen Mair and Porter Curtis posted an 8-4 win as well.

In singles, Singer won 10-3; Trenton Percivial won 10-2 at No. 5 and at No. 6, Stockton Curtis posted a 10-6 victory.

Lee’s Summit North 6, Park Hill 3

The Trojans lost a Suburban Conference Gold showdown with the Titans on Tuesday, April 3 at home.

Blake Harris picked up the lone win in singles for Park Hill, winning 10-7 against Logan Leslie.

Gabe Rau and Harris posted an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles. The other victory for the Trojans came at No. 3 doubles with Griffin Koski and Vince Gelbolinga winning, 9-7.

The loss keeps the Trojans winless after four contests this season.

 

Up Next

Platte County continued its homestand with a match on Tuesday, April 10 against Winnetonka in a key Suburban Conference Blue Division showdown. Results were unavailable at press time.

On Wednesday, April 11, the Pirates will travel to the Excelsior Springs Tournament and then return home to host St. Joseph Central on Thursday, April 12. On Saturday, April 14, the Pirates will travel to Independence for the Truman Invitational. Another trip to Harry Truman’s town will come on Monday, April 16, playing this time in the William Chrisman Tournament.

Park Hill will have three matches and a tournament in a seven-day span.

On Wednesday, April 11, the Trojans will host a doubles tournament that will feature Park Hill South. Pembroke Hill visits on Thursday, April 12 and Raymore-Peculiar will visit on Tuesday, April 12.

Park Hill South hosted St. Joseph Central on Tuesday, April 10, but results weren’t available at press time. Early next week, the Panthers will travel to Rockhurst on Monday, April 16 and then to Liberty on April 17.