From staff reports

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Alec Belden and Austin Cueva earned two championships apiece Friday during the annual Joplin Junior Open tennis tournament at the Joplin Athletic Complex.

Belden defeated Gehret Staib 6-0, 6-2 in the boys 18-under singles final, and he teamed with Zac Cox to win the 18-under doubles crown with a 6-2, 6-2 decision over Blake McIntosh-Zac Taylor.

Cueva triumphed in two age divisions.

He beat Samuel Willcoxen 6-4, 6-3 in the12-under singles final.

In 14-under doubles, Cueva and Alex Mailes downed Parker Nesbitt-Nathan Moore 6-0, 6-0 in the final match.

Garret Lewis captured the boys 10-under singles title, beating Nicholas Mailes 6-3, 6-0 in the final.

Lauren Schoen and Devon Johnson earned girls singles championships.

Schoen beat Lexi Willcoxen 6-1, 6-3 in 18-under, and Johnson defeated Claire cox 6-4, 6-4 in 14-under.

Competition in the adult divisions of the Joplin Open begins today and ends Sunday.

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