Park Hill South tennis' run ends with quarterfinal loss

Park Hill South’s season came to an end Saturday, Oct. 10 with a second loss of the season to Notre Dame de Sion. The Class 2 District 15 champions, Park Hill South swept Grain Valley 5-0 in sectional play during the morning but lost 5-0 to the Storm in the afternoon quarterfinal at Santa Fe Park in Independence, Mo. Notre Dame won the first matchup between the two in the regular season by a score of 5-4 in early September.

Park Hill South reached the playoffs for a ninth consecutive season, but the Panthers lost in sectionals last year. Notre Dame de Sion advanced out of the quarterfinal in 2014, as well, going on to finish third in the Missouri State Tennis Championships.

During the current streak, Park Hill South reached the quarterfinals for just the second time.

Park Hill South’s season continues with Stephanie Boulenger, a foreign exchange student from Belgium, competing in the Class 2 Missouri State Tennis Championships singles tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-17 at Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo. She qualified as the District 15 champion and defeated Platte County’s Rachel Valentine in their sectional matchup.

The brackets were set to be posted later in the week.