Park Hill South won the team championship at the Park Hill Doubles Tournament held in two locations on Wednesday, April 10.
The Panthers defeated Liberty North, 4-0, in the first-place match held in Riverside. At Barry Park in Kansas City, Park Hill beat Blue Springs, 4-0, in the fifth-place match.
Barstow, Blue Springs South, Grain Valley and Lee’s Summit also took part in the event that started with pool play before breaking into different location for the first-, third-, fifth- and seventh-place matches.
Park Hill South went 11-1 overall in matches, while Park Hill posted a 7-5 mark.
The Panthers’ No. 1 doubles team of Cooper Hayes and Andrew Robaska went 3-1. The No. 2 doubles team of Michael Verhoeven/Adam Henn went 4-0, while the No. 3 doubles team of Gavin Lee/Ben Poole and the No. 4 doubles team of Alex Ware/Charley Scottwere also 4-0.
Park Hill’s No. 1 doubles team of Blake Harris/Evan Ericksen went 2-2. Griffin Koski/Trey Safford went 3-1 at No. 2 doubles. Vince Gelbolinga/Josh Bunten went 2-2 at No. 3 doubles and Jay Elder/Luke Hines went 4-0 and lost a tiebreaker to Park Hill South for the top spot in the standings due to number of games lost.
Platte County 8, Oak Park 1
The Pirates moved over the .500 mark on the season with a win on Thursday, April 11 at Oak Park High School.
Platte County (3-2) swept doubles to take a 3-0 lead against the Northmen. Trenton Percival and Dawson Wood got an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles, besting Nate Adams/Enrique Ruiz. At No. 2 doubles, Isaac Cook and Brennen Lee prevailed 8-4 against Logan Coats/Joch Kueck. At No. 3, Braulio Escamilla/Baxter Stone won 8-2 against Bryan Genau/Jacob VanSandt.
In singles, Cook, Wood, Stone, Escamilla and Lee all won.
Platte County 5, North Kansas City 4
Baxter Stone delivered the game-ending victory to help the Pirates rally from a 4-0 deficit in a showdown against the Hornets on Tuesday, April 9 at Macken Park.
Platte County lost all three doubles matches and then lost at No. 1 singles.
The rally started with Isaac Cook winning 10-6 against Amir David at No. 2 singles. Dawson Wood held off Nic Robb for an 11-9 win at No. 3 singles, coming back from a 9-8 deficit. Brennan Lee (No. 6) and Braulio Escamilla (No. 5) each won 10-1 to forge a tie at 4-4.
Stone was down 9-6 against Jacob Robb at No. 4 singles, but rallied to win the next five points and escape with an 11-9 decision.
Park Hill 6, Staley 3
The Trojans stayed undefeated on the season with a win at Staley on Tuesday, April 9 in Kansas City North.
Park Hill won two of the three doubles to set the tone. Blake Harris/Evan Ericksen won 8-5 against Jake Browning/Josh Bowen at No. 2 doubles and Trey Safford/Griffin Koski posted an 8-4 decision against Mark Newman/John Mills at No. 3.
In singles action, Vince Gelbolinga won 10-2 against Browning, while Ericksen won 10-3 against Bowen at No. 5 singles. Koski bested Mills, 10-7, at No. 6 singles and Safford blanked Riggins LaRocca, 10-0, at No. 4 singles.