The Cubs returned only one player with varsity experience from last year's team but opened the season with a 7-2 victory over Nevada.
"It was a great win for us," said tennis coach Bob Crain. "That is how we wanted to start our season."
In doubles, Gilliam and Fulton fell to Arneson and Short, 8-4; Solomon and George blanked Do and Vu, 8-0; and Rueda and Ross handled Crews and Laning, 8-2.
The Cubs fell 6-3 to Carl Junction on Monday.
Results for the Cubs players were as follows with Monett listed first: Gilliam fell to Benjamin Coltharp, 8-6; Solomon lost to Troy Lawson, 8-2; Fulton was defeated by Andrew Glashen, 8-1; Jake Riddings defeated Jensen Smith, 8-6; George topped Brandon Weston, 8-5; and Rueda handled Kurry Mertens, 8-4.
In doubles action, Gilliam and Riddings fell to Coltharp and Glashen, 8-1. Solomon and Fulton were defeated by Lawson and Smith, 8-3, and George and Rueda were topped by Weston and Mertens, 8-1. The tennis Cubs will be at home next Tuesday against Clever. Matches are slated to start at 4:30 p.m.