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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.

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