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Class 5A Region 3 Tennis Championships
April 19, 2016 @ 12:00 am
For the eighth consecutive year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A Region III Tennis Tournaments (April 18-19, 2016). This year’s tournaments will be 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. Each quarterfinalist in singles and doubles qualifies for the LHSAA State Championships.
The Jesuit High boys’ tennis team continued its string of dominance at the 2015 event. The Blue Jays have won for boys’ bracket in all seven years that the Sugar Bowl has sponsored the event.
The girls’ bracket also featured familiar uniforms as Mount Carmel and Dominican battled it out for the title, with Dominican coming out on top for its third straight championship after sharing the 2012 title with Mount Carmel, which had won the three prior to that.
For the Jesuit boys, senior Gregory Suhor (pictured, from JesuitNola.org) won the singles championship after upending teammate Alex DePascual, 1-6, 6-4, 1-0 (retired). Suhor had stopped Benjamin Chanes of Brother Martin in the semifinals while DePascual defeated Sean Stewart from Terrebonne in his semifinal match. In doubles, twins Jonathan and Jacob Niehaus defeated Brandon Beck and Trey Hamlin, also from Jesuit, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
On the girls’ side, Mount Carmel freshman Taylor Garcia won the singles title while Dominican’s team of sophomore Morgan Forshag and freshman Lily LaBiche collected the doubles championship. Garcia defeated Dominican senior Haley Tucker, the two-time defending champion in the tourney, 6-4, 6-0, in the finals.
2015: Familiar Faces Repeat as Champs at the Regional Tennis Tournament
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