Advantage, Jesuit: Jays Sweep Regional Tennis Championships
Jesuit’s varsity tennis team took top honors for the sixth consecutive year in the LHSAA Class 5A Region III Tennis Tournament held in City Park on April 22-23. Senior Jordan Lacoste won the singles title and sophomore brothers Jacob and Jonathan Niehaus won the doubles title. All eight Blue Jays will be seeded in the state tournament beginning April 28 in Monroe.
Blue Jays started the second day of the tournament in semifinal matches. In singles, senior Jordan Lacoste and junior Alex Depascual both easily won their matches.
With six strong doubles players, Jesuit fans had their eyes on two semifinal matches. Sophomores Jacob and Johnathan Niehaus easily defeated a team from Thibodaux, 6-0, 6-2. A Blue and White match-up between seniors Andrew Tufts and Kevin Mickan and junior Gregory Suhor/sophomore Brandon Beck lasted over two hours. Suhor/Beck bested their teammates after three sets: 6-0, 3-6, 6-3.
In the final singles match, Lacoste and Depascual fought to each win a set before cramps forced Depascual to retire. Lacoste took the win 1-6, 6-3, ret.
In a long final doubles match, the score seesawed between deuce and advantage as Suhor/Beck competed with Niehaus/Niehaus. The first set was won in a tie-breaker and the second was almost as close. The Niehaus brothers won 7-6, 7-5.
The regional event sponsored by Allstate Sugar Bowl 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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|Jordan Lacoste (1)||2||Br. Martin||W||6-0, 6-0|
|Semifinal||Br. Martin||W||6-0, 6-0|
|Final||Jesuit (Depascual, 2)||W||1-6, 6-3, ret.|
|Alex Depascual (2)||2||Destrehan||W||6-0, 6-2|
|Quarterfinal||Br. Martin||W||6-1, 6-0|
|Final||Jesuit (Lacoste, 1)||L (ret.)||6-1, 3-6, ret.|
|Gregory Suhor/ Brandon Beck (1)||2||HL Bourgeois||W||6-0, 6-1|
|Quarterfinal||Br. Martin||W||6-2, 6-1|
|Semifinal||Jesuit (3)||W||6-0, 3-6, 6-3|
|Final||Jesuit (Niehaus/ Niehaus, 2)||L||6-7, 5-7|
|Jacob Niehaus/ Johnathan Niehaus (2)||2||Hahnville||W||6-0, 6-0|
|Quarterfinal||Br. Martin||W||6-0, 6-0|
|Final||Jesuit (Suhor/Beck, 1)||W||7-6, 7-5|
|Andrew Tufts/ Kevin Mickan (3)||2||Hahnville||W||6-0, 6-1|
|Semifinal||Jesuit (Suhor/Beck, 1)||L||0-6, 6-3, 3-6|
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