Quaker Valley had nearly a week to prepare for its first PIAA Class AA playoff appearance since 2007.
Unfortunately, the Quakers drive to match was longer than the match itself.
Quaker Valley, the No. 3 seed out of the WPIAL, lost to District 10 champion Fairview, 5-0, in the preliminary round of the state tournament on Tuesday at Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie. The loss ended the Quakers season and their hopes of winning the school's first state team tennis title since 2003.
Quaker Valley is the only other WPIAL team besides Sewickley Academy to ever win a state championship and beat the Panthers to the punch when they posted a 4-1 win over Danville in 2003.