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Court Report for Weekend of April 8th, 2017

04/10/2017, 4:15pm CDT
By Andy Halaz

18 Royal takes home the 'ship!


Illinois 16 Select takes 2nd in Silver!


B14 Orange takes 2nd Place!

Regionals

Gateway Regionals took place this past weekend, where Hi-P boys grade school teams, Illinois high school teams, and girls 18s competed. Girls 18 Royal swept the weekend on their way to a Regional Championship despite overcoming several recent injuries, while 18 Orange put a cap on their season by finishing third.

In other Regional Championship news, Illinois 17 Select also won their Gold Bracket and Illinois 16 Select finished second in Silver! 

HPSTL's grade school boys made program history over the weekend as all 5 of our 13s and 14s teams finished in Gold at Regionals. The Gold Bracket was only six times deep and five of them were HPSTL teams! Congrats to all of the boys teams, especially 14 Royal, who defeated 14 Orange in the finals. It was a great weekend on and off the court as the parents put together quite the spread for the boys to enjoy when they were not playing!

 


Illinois 17 Select celebrates their championship!

Stratman Sports Series

Girls 13 White competed at Principia College in a Sratman tournament where they took 1st in the Gold division! They are racking up the wins as this is their 2nd tournament championship of the season!


Plenty of food on a gorgeous day!


14 Royal and 14 Orange pose together


G13 White with another tournament championship!

Qualifiers

Illinois 17 Elite traveled to Las Vegas for the Southern California Qualifier. They earned their 2nd Top 10 finish in an Open qualifier as they finished 9th, just shy of the Gold Division. They close out their qualifier schedule this weekend as they look to get a bid in Chicago!

The first weekend of Show Me hosted six of the grade school travel teams, where 13 Royal was the big winner as they finished 4th in Open! In the ultra-competitive field, 13 Royal had five matches go to a deciding set and played extra points in two more matches! 12 Royal and 11 Royal ended up finishing 9th, and 13 Orange had an exciting weekend as well as they went 5-4 with three of their losses coming in a deciding third set.

JVA World Challenge

13 Gray traveled to Louisville to compete in the JVA World Challenge, where they finished in the Silver bracket to put them 15th out of 42 teams. 

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