Suburban Conference tennis roundup: Pirates enjoy tournament successes

The Pirates finished second at a doubles tournament at William Chrisman on Monday, April 16.

Platte County finished on the medal stand in all three divisions with  Spencer Klopfer and Noah Singer leading the way with a second-place finish  in the Class A doubles bracket.

 BRYCE MERENESS/Citizen photo Platte County’s Isaac Cook returns a volley during the Excelsior Springs Tournament on Wednesday, April 11, in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

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Platte County’s Isaac Cook returns a volley during the Excelsior Springs Tournament on Wednesday, April 11, in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Nathen Mair and Porter Curtis took home a bronze in the Class B doubles and Trenton Percival and Stockton Curtis also grabbed a third-place finish in Class C.

Rockhurst 9, Park Hill South 0

The Panthers were blanked on Monday, April 6 at the Plaza Tennis Complex in Kansas City.

Rockhurst was in control of the match allowing just 12 game wins for Park Hill South. Cooper Hayes and Andrew Robaska came the closest to a win at No. 1 singles, dropping a 8-4 matchup. 

Truman Invitational

Platte County brought back their first of two second-place finishes at tournaments in Independence on Saturday, April 14 at the Truman Invitational at Truman High School.

The district- style tournament saw the Pirates sweep the doubles crowns with Klopfer and Singer winning the A Doubles flight and Mair and Porter Curtis topping the B Doubles field.

Percival and Stockton Curtis finished fifth and sixth, respectively in the A singles and B Singles, respectively.

Excelsior Springs Classic

The Pirates rolled to a team championship at the Excelsior Springs Tiger Classic on Wednesday, April 11.

Platte County won four of the five divisions and dropped just two matches in the eight-team field.

Klopfer won the A Singles bracket, Singer won the B Singles, Mair and Porter Cutis won the A doubles, Percival and Stockton Curtis won the B Doubles and Brennen Lee and Isaac Cook finished fifth in the C doubles field.

Park Hill District Doubles Tournament

In a two-site doubles tournament the host Park Hill School District schools finished fourth and seventh on Wednesday, April 11.

Park Hill South hosted the white pool and finished second in the group. Park Hill hosted the red pool and finished fourth in the four-team pool. The pools the crossed over and the Panthers lost to Liberty North in the third-place match and the Trojans defeating Blue Springs in the seventh-place match.

Park Hill South had one entry finish on the medal stand. Brandon Crabtree and Gavin Lee got second in the B Doubles bracket, going 3-1 on the day.

Park Hill’s top showing came at the D doubles bracket where Jay Elder and Carl Laude finished third.

St. Joseph Central 5, Park Hill South 4

The Panthers were unable to find enough wins in a Suburban Conference Red Division match with St. Joseph Central on Tuesday, April 10 at Park Hill South High School.

After splitting the singles matches 3-3 the Indians took 2-of-3 doubles matches to claim the team win in Riverside, Mo.

Cooper Hayes (No. 1 singles), Brandon Crabtree (No. 3) and Logan Card (No. 5) picked up the wins for the Panthers. Hayes and Robaska picked up the lone doubles win at the No. 1 spot.