Prep boys tennis: Panthers tally 13 points at MRVC tourney

May 2, 2013

On Wednesday, Knob Noster had its highest team point total at the Missouri River Valley Conference Tournament since the conference went to nine teams.

The Panthers scored 13 points.

At No. 3 doubles, Charles Gardner and Garnett Williams took third place. The pair trailed Harrisonville 7-2 before rallying back to force a tiebreaker, which they trailed 6-0 before rallying again to win 8-6.

Cole Lankford also took third place, winning his third-place match 9-7 in a tiebreaker.

No. 1 singles player Kyle Zimmerschied and No. 3 Jared Yates took fourth. Zimmerschied and Lankford teamed up to place third at No. 1 doubles.

After the conference meet, the Panthers took the court again for a dual meet with Carrollton and came away with a 5-1 win.

Zimmerschied beat Bryan Phillips 8-3 at No. 1 singles. Lankford beat Ethan Swyres 8-4 at No. 2 singles. Yates picked up an 8-2 win at No. 3 singles over Ian Cauble.

Knob Nosterís doubles teams of Yates and Seth Templeton and Gardner and Williams also won their matches.

The Panthers (8-3, 5-3 MRVC) will open district play at Clinton on Wednesday.