The Falcons cruised to a win the 1A-District 11 Tournament on April 12-13 at Payne Park in Sarasota, capturing their third district title in four seasons and the 16th in school history. SSES finished the regular season undefeated at 10-0-1 in dual matches and now advances to host regional play on April 20. The opponent has yet to be determined. The Falcons lost just one individual match – the No. 2 singles final – during the district tournament, as they consistently outclassed their opponents. Saint Stephen’s last won a regional crown in 2019 and advanced all the way to the state tournament final that season before settling for state runner-up honors. The Falcons are in search of their first state championship since 2015 and sixth overall. The SSES girls finished district runner-up, dropping the finale to Bradenton Christian, and will travel to Community School of Naples for a 3 p.m. regional match on April 20.
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