Catholic and St. Thomas More boys, SJA and Neville girls win state tennis titles

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In Monroe, Catholic High of Baton Rouge and St. Thomas More captured the boys state championships while St. Joseph’s and Neville won girls state titles at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

In Division I, Catholic edged Brother Martin for the title, scoring 16 points to 15 for the Crusaders. St. Paul’s was third with Jesuit fourth.

The Catholic duo of Ashton Ellis and Carson Chassiagnac won the doubles championship, defeating Brother Martin’s Jack Robinson and Evan Walker in the title match.

Brother Martin’s Matthew Armbruster, a UNO signee, won the Division I singles tate title, defeating Charles Fremaux of Catholic in straight sets. It is the second individual title for Armbruster, who won in 2019.

In the girls Division I competition, St. Joseph’s Academy edged out Mount Carmel Academy 14.5-14 to win the championship.

The Redstickers gained the edge winning the doubles championship as the team of Anne Guglielmo and Sophia Manuel rallied to edge Caroline Arnold-Niki Bountovinas of the Cubs 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.

Iris Westmoreland of Mount Carmel reached the singles final but lost to brilliant freshman Natalie Devraj of Mandeville 6-2, 6-0.

Mandeville finished third while Dominican tied for fourth.

In the boys Division II competition, St. Thomas More won the boys championship with 16.5 points with Neville finishing second. Lusher Charter was the top area finisher, tying for sixth.

In the girls Division II competition, Neville claimed the title with Lusher Charter finishing second. St. Scholastica tied for third.

Lusher’s Gavriella Smith won the singles title, defeating Emma Koch of North Vermilion 6-3, 6-3 in the title match.

The individual title was the second for Smith, who won in 2019.

LHSAA tennis tournament results

Division I

Boys

Team scores: 1. Catholic-BR 16, 2. Brother Martin 15, 3, St. Paul’s 9, 4. Jesuit 8, 5. Barbe 4, 6. West Monroe 3, 7. (tie)  Central 2, Ruston 2, 9 (tie) Hahnville 1, Sam Houston 1, Acadiana 1, Lafayette 1, Mandeville 1.

Semifinals

Matthew Armbruster, Brother Martin def. Steven Rice, Barbe, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Charlie Fremaux, Catholic-BR def. Mark Armbruster, Brother Martin, 6-0, 6-1

Final

Matthew Armbruster def. Charlie Fremaux, 6-2, 6-2

Doubles semifinals

Jack Robinson-Evan Walker, Brother Martin def. St. Martin-Duncan, Catholic-BR 6-2, 6-1

Ashton Ellis-Carson Chassiagnac, Catholic-BR def. Hall-Schwartz, St. Paul’s 6-2, 6-0

Final

Ashton Ellis-Carson Chassiagnac  def. Jack Robinson-Evan Walker, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2

Girls

Team scores: 1. St. Joseph’s Academy 14.5. 2. Mount Carmel Academy 14, 3. Mandeville 7.5. 4. (tie) Byrd 4, Dominican 4, West Monroe 4. 7. (tie) Lafayette 3, Northshore 3. 9. (tie) Acadiana 2, H.L. Bourgeois 2, Ruston 2. 12. Alexandria 1, Captain Shreve 1, Slidell 1, St. Amant 1.

Singles

Iris Westmoreland, Mount Carmel def. Madison Whitley, Northshore, 6-0, 6-2

Natalie Devraj, Mandeville def. Mary Dabadie, St. Joseph’s Academy, 6-1, 6-1

Final

Natalie Devraj, Mandeville def. Iris Westmoreland, Mount Carmel Academy 6-2, 6-0

Doubles

Caroline Arnold-Bountovinas def. Young-Young, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0

Anne Guglielmo-Sophia Manuel def. Pappas-Cohn, 6-1, 6-1

Final

Anne Guglielmo-Sophia Manuel, St. Joseph’s Academy def. Caroline Arnold-Niki Bountovinas, Mount Carmel Academy 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

Division II

Boys

Team scores: 1. St. Thomas More 16. 2. Neville 12.5. 3. Teurlings Catholic 9.5. 4. (tie) E.D. White Catholic 5, Vandebilt Catholic 6. Caddo Magnet 3. 7. (tie)  Lusher Charter 2, Assumption 2, Bolton 2. 10. Ben Franklin 1, David Thibodaux 1, DeRidder 1, Leesville 1, Pearl River 1, St. Augustine 1.

Singles

Semifinals

Guidry, Teurlings Catholic def. W. Gesser, St. Thomas More, 6-2, 6-4

Landreth, St. Thomas More def. C. Bourque, Vandebilt Catholic, 6-0, 6-0

Final

Landreth, St. Thomas More def. P. Guidry, Teurlings Catholic 6-2, 6-2

Doubles

Anzalone-Butler, Neville def. Mendoza-Oussse, St. Thomas More, 6-2, 6-2

Davis-Powell, St. Thomas More def. Soignet-Sylvest, E.D. White Catholic, 6-3, 6-4

Final

Anzalone-Butler, Neville def. Davis-Powell, St. Thomas More 6-4, 7-6

Girls

Team scores: 1. Neville 13.5. 2. Lusher Charter 7.5. 3. (tie) St. Scholastica 6. 3. 4. (tie) E.D. White Catholic 6. 5. Woodlawn-BR 5.5. 6. Assumption 4, Vandebilt Catholic 4. 8. Ben Franklin 3. 9. Caddo Magnet 2, Opelousas 2, St. Thomas More 2. 12. Eunice 1, Leesville 1, Teurlings Catholic 1, West Ouachita 1

Singles

Semifinals

Gavriella Smith, Lusher Charter, def. L. Graham, Neville, 6-0, 6-0

Emma Koch, North Vermilion def. K. Regan, St. Scholastica, 6-3, 6-3

Final

Gavriella Smith, Lusher Charter def. Emma Koch, North Vermilion 6-3, 6-3

Girls semifinals

Doubles

Reynolds-Oakley, Neville def. Bergeron-LeBlanc, E. D. White Catholic, 7-5, 6-4

Medine-Medine, Woodlawn-BR def. Patten-Patten, E.D. White Catholic, 5-7, 6-1, 1-0

Final

Medine-Medine, Woodlawn-BR def. Reynolds-Oakley, Neville, 6-2, 6-0

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