Allstate Sugar Bowl TennisIn June of 2016, the Allstate Sugar Bowl and New Orleans City Park representatives announced that after nearly two decades the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament will return to the city. The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament, sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association, is expected to draw top players, 12 to 18 years old, from around the nine states of the Southern Section. The event was played at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center (5900 Marconi Dr.), considered to be the finest tennis facility in the state, from Saturday to Monday, November 12-14, 2016. New Orleans City Park ran the tournament with the support of the Louisiana Tennis Association.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl Tennis Tournament featured both singles and doubles draws (for boys and girls) with 32 competitors in each bracket for nearly 1,500 competitors taking part in the elite-level tournament. The nine-state Southern region is the largest of the USTA's 17 sections, said Louisiana Tennis Association Director Robert Worley. The top 56 boys and girls players in the section could apply to play in the Sugar Bowl tournament, though the draws in each grouping were limited to the top 32-ranked applicants to ensure the highest quality competition possible throughout the brackets.
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The Sugar Bowl sponsored a junior tennis tournament from 1948-1993. It evolved into a collegiate and international tourney from 1993 to 2001.
LHSAA Class 5A Region III Tennis TournamentThe Allstate Sugar Bowl has also sponsored the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A Region III Tennis Tournament for the past eight years at the City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center. 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 2017 regional championships are scheduled for April 17-20.
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Jesuit High School earned its eighth straight boys' championship in the 2016 LHSAA Class 5A Region III Tennis Tournament sponsored on April 18-19. On the girls' side, Dominican collected its fourth straight championship in the event.
Jesuit captured the boys' doubles championship as well as the runner-up position as Brandon Beck and Trey Hamlin defeated teammates Jacob and Jonathan Niehaus. Last year, the Niehaus twins upended Beck and Hamlin in the championship match for their second straight regional title.
In boys' singles, Benjamin Chanes from Brother Martin earned his first regional championship by defeating Jesuit's Graham Buck. Chanes, who lost in the semifinals in 2015, became the first non-Jesuit singles champion since 2009.
Brother Martin was the boys' runner-up.
While Dominican won the girls' bracket, Mount Carmel once again gave it a run - the Cubs settled for second place for the fourth straight year. Mount Carmel sophomore Taylor Garcia won her second straight regional title, defeating Dominican star Morgan Forshag.
In girls' doubles, Lilly Labiche and Gabby Terranova from Dominican defeated teammates Jenn Baker and Jillian Sandoz.
2016: Jesuit and Dominican Continue Regional Tennis Dominance
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
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