North County’s Lauren Politte And Lucy Pace Cap Off Great Seasons With Runs To State Singles Tournament

(Bonne Terre) The North County Raiders girls tennis team won their third straight district title and were once again represented at the state tournament at the individual level.

Lauren Politte and Lucy Pace both qualified for the Class 1 state singles tournament but they were both ousted in the quarterfinal round. The success on the singles side comes after Lauren and her sister, Hanna, won the state doubles championship last year over Pace and Kate Jones.

Politte tells us what changed when she turned her focus to singles.


The state tournament moves fast and there isn’t a lot of time to research your opponents. Politte says she went into each match just believing in her ability to play.


Pace took the first set in her quarterfinal matchup but it went to a super tie-breaker that eventually went in favor of eventual Class 1 champion Aanya Singh from Clayton.

Pace said she was proud of the way she fought.


It was a season full of memories for the North County Raiders. Pace tells us what she enjoyed the most from this season.


You can hear the full interviews with Lauren Politte and Lucy Pace below.


Full interview w/Lauren Politte:


Full interview w/Lucy Pace: