The LINK nky Team of the Week for May 15 – 21: Notre Dame tennis team

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The LINK nky Team of the Week for May 8-14 presented by Ortho Cincy is the Notre Dame Academy tennis team. 

The Pandas edged out the Ryle softball team to earn the recognition by a 7% margin.

Earning Notre Dame Team of the Week honors was their performance at the 9th Region tennis tournament in which they took home the region crown by three points over Ryle.


Notre Dame’s Hailey Fullenkamp (left) and Taylor Meenach (right) won their second straight 9th Region doubles title. Photo provided | Ray Schaefer

Defending doubles champions Hailey Fullenkamp and Taylor Meenach of Notre Dame fought off Beechwood’s Haley King and Sadie Jones in the 9th Region championship on May 19. Fullenkamp and Meenach won their second titles, 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (10-3).

Fullenkamp and Meenach dropped just five games leading into the title match. They jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set and then fell down 4-2 in the second set. In the third set tiebreaker, they took control of the match with a 8-2 edge. Panda teammates Clare Shay and Sam Spellman gave King and Jones everything they could handle in the semifinals before eventually falling, 1-6, 6-3, 0-1 (8-10).

Notre Dame won the team title with 10 points. Ryle was second with seven, and Villa Madonna, Beechwood and Dixie Heights tied for third with six.

Congratulations to our other nominees as well: Ryle softball team, Dixie Heights baseball team and Covington Catholic tennis team.

Look for the new LINK nky Team of the Week nominees for May 8-14 online soon at

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