At the end of his match on Monday, Blue Valley North junior Jack Sock smiled, pumped his fist three times and shook the hand of his opponent, Shawnee Mission East's Ross Guignon.
Sock, who won both sets 6-0 to claim his third consecutive Kansas 6A state tennis title, wasn't the only member of his school — or of the Kansas City area for that matter — celebrating Monday at Gardner Edgerton.
Along with Sock and Guignon, Blue Valley North and SM East battled throughout the final day, competing for the doubles state title as well as the overall team championship.
BV North edged SM East in each category, sweeping the singles, doubles and team state titles.
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"They definitely exceeded my expectations," coach Ann Heidebrecht said.
The Wichita Heights doubles team of Mateo Cabezas and Saif Khan finished fourth, losing to Washburn Rural in the consolation finals.
"We could have done better if we got the first serves and second serves in," Khan said. "But overall I think we did really great."
Cabezas added: "We lost the last two games but we're happy with fourth place. It was a good season."
Along with Sock's championship, BV North's doubles team of Connor Sutton and Robert Tung pulled out a closely contested championship against SM East's duo of P.J. Guignon and David Henderson.
In one of the last matches of the day, Sutton and Tung defeated SM East 7-6, 6-3. The duo fell to the Lancers in the state championship last season — a fact they wanted to remedy this year.
"It was pretty disappointing in the final last year when we came up short," Sutton said. "We knew pretty early on that the team was well off when we qualified for Regionals. But we wanted this for ourselves quite a bit."
Rain delayed the tournament's start by three hours while forcing a venue switch from Harmon Park to Gardner Edgerton.