The Belfast tennis teams courted remarkable success this season and that fine play continued in the playoffs — albeit, the Lions had only one win in three matches to show for their efforts.

The girls won their home prelim playoff match and then lost in a quarterfinal road playoff encounter. Meanwhile, the boys lost a close quarterfinal playoff match at home as the two Lion racket squads capped their campaigns.

On Thursday, May 31, the No. 8 Lion girls (7-7) hit the road for the long bus ride to Aroostook County and returned to the Midcoast with a 5-0 quarterfinal playoff loss to unbeaten, No. 1 Caribou (13-0)

Meanwhile, the No. 4 Lion boys (9-4) hosted No. 5. Ellsworth (8-5) the same day in another quarterfinal playoff match, and the visiting Eagles flew out of town with a 3-2 victory in a highly-competitive match.

Watch video below from the boys playoff match.

See photos from the boys match below.

Boys tennis

No. 5 Ellsworth 3, No. 4 Belfast 2

The individual results, with Lion players listed first, were: In singles, Eli Jolliffe beat Arthur Jodrey, 8-5; Josh Chun beat Norman Jodrey, 6-1, 6-2; and Kyle Agbuya lost to Andrew McCullough, 2-6, 1-6.

In doubles, Max Lewis and Dyllan Clark lost to Peyton Cole and Ben Osterlin, 6-4, 2-6, 2-6; and Rudi Schnetzer and Thaun Pham lost to Dylan Taplin and Keegan Grey, 3-6, 6-4, 2-6.

The match was decided after third singles so the first singles competitors played only one pro set.

Ellsworth advances to play No. 1 Waterville (13-0) on Saturday, June 2 in the semifinals. The Lions did not play the Eagles during the regular season.

"This was a great season for a very young team," said Belfast coach Scott Benzie. "[We are] losing only one senior Rudi Schnetzer. We pieced a lineup together all season because of injuries. The kids are great people, talented, intelligent, outstanding representatives for our community."

Girls tennis

No. 1 Caribou 5, No. 8 Belfast 0

The individual results, with Lion players listed first, were: In singles, Julia Cerone lost to Gabrielle Marquis, 0-6,0-6; Samantha Hills lost to Ashley Matlock, 0-6, 0-6; and Alexia Sweet lost to Hailey Holmquist, 4-6, 4-6.

In doubles, Kristina Walker and Clarisse Stradtman lost to Madison Stratton and Ciara Richards, 0-6, 3-6; and Olivia LaRouche and Madison Farris lost to Samantha Tourk and Kyra Thibeault, 1-6, 0-6.

"I know this sounds cliche, but the final score does not show how close the match actually was," said veteran Lion coach John Cameron. "Caribou was obviously a great opponent, but our Belfast girls made every game a real challenge. Most games went to deuce before ending. Every Belfast girl played extremely well. The progress that they have been making at every match and every practice all season was on full display in this playoff match. I was very proud to be their coach."

Caribou will host No. 4 Hermon (9-4) on Saturday, June 2 in the semifinals. The Lions did not play Vikings during the regular season.