Newman, McGehee girls; Christ Episcopal boys capture state tennis titles

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It was a good day for local teams at the LHSAA state tennis championships at the University of Louisiana-Monroe Friday as the Newman and McGehee girls and Christ Episcopal boys won state championships.Tennis

Newman and Christ Episcopal nearly pulled off a sweep as the Greenie and Wildcat boys fell just short, finishing second in team competition.

St. Louis Catholic won the Boys’ Division III championship. The Saints edged Newman for the title with 13.5 points to 11.5 for the Greenies. Loyola Prep was third with 7.5 points.

Carter Fayard of Newman won the singles title over Jett Nguyen of Acadiana Renaissance Charter 7-5, 3-6, 6-0

Dillon Darby and Kai Reinauer of St. Louis Catholic captured the doubles championship, defeating Ravi Ahuja and James Graf of Loyola Prep 6-4, 6-3.

The Newman girls won the Division III state championship, edging Academy of the Sacred Heart of New Orleans and University Lab. The Greenies scored 11.5 points while the Cardinals and Cubs each recorded 10 points.

Mary Longmire of University Lab won the singles title over Mariella Congeni of Sacred Heart 6-4, 6-4.

Newman won the doubles title as Virginia Cunningham and Gwendolyn Gray downed Sofia Rodriguez and Emmoline Singer of Sacred Heart 6-1, 6-2.

In the boys’ Division IV competition, it was a big day for Christ Episcopal, capturing the team title with 12.5 points. St. Martin’s Episcopal and Ascension Episcopal tied for second with 6.5 points each.

Patrick Laforge of St. Martin’s was the singles champion, downing Benjamin Chandler of Christ Episcopal 6-7, 7-6, 6-2.

David Daly and Noah Trawick of Ascension Episcopal defeated Dylan Burdett and Kai Harrison of Christ Episcopal in the doubles final, coming from behind to win 0-6, 6-2, 6-3.

In the girls’ Division IV competition, McGehee won the state title with 12 points with Christ Episcopal second with 10 points. Oak Grove was third with six points.

Brooke Powers of Christ Episcopal won the singles championship, beating Colette Prokop of McGehee 6-3, 6-0.

Florence Dupuy and Anna King of McGehee are the doubles champions after defeating Riley Burdett and Claire Luig of Christ Episcopal 6-4, 6-2.


St. Louis Catholic 13.5
Newman 11.5
Loyola Prep 11.5
University Lab 6
Acadiana Renaissance Charter 4.5
Calvary Baptist 3
Dunham 3
Caldwell Parish 2
Lafayette Christian 2
Pope John Paul II 1
St. Thomas Aquinas 1
Welsh 1


Newman 11.5
Academy of Sacred Heart (NO) 10
University Lab 10
E.D. White Catholic 6
St. Louis Catholic 6
Loyola Prep 4
Parkview Baptist 3
Catholic (NI) 3
Dunham 2
Holy Savior Menard 2
Pope John Paul II 1
St. Thomas Aquinas 1
Jennings 1
Caldwell Parish 1


Christ Episcopal 12
St. Martin’s 6.5
Ascension Episcopal 6.5
Vermilion Catholic 5
Ouachita Christian 4
Forest 4
Houma Christian 3
Episcopal of Acadiana 3
St. Mary’s 3
Country Day 2
Evangel Christian 2
Ascension Christian 2
Cedar Creek 2
Westminster Christian 1
Avoyelles Public Charter 1
St. Edmund 1


McGehee 12
Christ Episcopal 10
Oak Grove 6
St. Frederick 5
Country Day 4
Vermilion Catholic 4
St. Mary’s 3
Ascension Episcopal 3
Avoyelles Public Charter 3
Evangel Christian 2
St. Edmund 2
Cedar Creek 1
Claiborne Christian 1
Opelousas Catholic 1
Ouachita Christian 1
Westminster Christian 1

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