Allstate Sugar Bowl TennisFor the sixth consecutive year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsored the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A Region III Tennis Tournaments (April 22-23, 2014). This year's tournaments were held at City Park Tennis Center (5900 Marconi Dr.). The event crowns the top boys and girls tennis teams and individuals from the Bayou region of Louisiana and the South-shore Metro New Orleans area.
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Jesuit earned the 2014 boys' title and Dominican won the girls' title. It was the sixth straight championship for Jesuit, while Dominican won its second straight outright title after sharing the championship in 2012.
Brother Martin was second place on the boys' side while Mount Carmel took second for the girls.
Top-seeded Jordan Lacoste from Jesuit won his first regional singles title by teaming with the brutal sun to hold off teammate Alex DePascual. The second-seeded DePascual won the first set, 6-2, but then dropped the second set 6-3 before being forced to withdraw due to heat-related illness. Lacoste had topped No. 3 seed Zach Brubaker from Brother Martin, 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals, while DePascual upended Terrebonne's Sean Stewart, the No. 4 seed, 6-0, 6-2, in his semifinal.
In the girls' singles bracket, Dominca's Haley Tucker, the top overall seed, won her second straight regional title by defeating teammate and No. 2 seed Gabby Terranova, 6-1, 7-5.
The doubles title matches also featured teammates battling on both the boys' and girls' sides. For the boys, it was the second-seeded brother tandem of Jacob and Jonathan Niehaus defeating top-seeded Blue Jay teammates Gregory Suhor and Brandon Beck in a hard-fought match, 7-6, 7-5. The girls' doubles championship was captured by the top-seeded duo of Lilly LaBiche and Morgan Forshag from Dominican, who defeated teammates Rachel Beck and Madison Artigues, 6-4, 6-2. Beck and Artigues, the second seed, were the defending doubles champions.
2014: Dominican and Jesuit Repeat as Class 5A Regional III Tennis Champs
2013: Dominican and Jesuit Capture Class 5A Region III Tennis Titles
2012: Jesuit and Mount Carmel Make It Four Straight Regional Tennis Titles, but Dominican Earns Share in Girls Event
2011: Jesuit and Mount Carmel Make It Three Straight With Tennis Titles
2010: Jesuit and Mount Carmel Win Class 5A Region III Tennis Titles
2009: Jesuit Boys Collect LHSAA Class 5A Region III Tennis Title
2009: Mount Carmel Wins Girls' Title at LHSAA Class 5A Region III Tennis Tournament
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