Weather affects schedule at state tennis meet


Inclement weather in the Monroe area caused rain delays at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state tennis meet on Thursday.

It was the second straight day that rain has affected at the state meet, which was set to begin on Wednesday for Division I and II teams before being postponed.

The weather conditions delayed most of the matches scheduled to be played on Thursday.

After two rain delays, the tournament resumed with several matches on Thursday night, but most scheduled matches were postponed or delayed until today.

Official team standings from the meet in both divisions weren't available due to the large list of delayed or postponed matches.

Players from Vandebilt Catholic, Assumption, H.L. Bourgeois, Terrebonne, Thibodaux and South Lafourche are participating in the event.

Here are the final results from some of Thursday's matches that involved players from local tennis teams.

DIVISION I

BOYS

In the first round boys singles, Zavier Blackman of Captain Shreve defeated Ben Bourgeois of Thibodaux, 6-2, 6-0, while Terrebonne's Sean Stewart lost to Catholic's Conner Kurzweg, 6-2, 6-3.

In Division I boys doubles, Thibodaux's Grant Arnold and Dylan Ordoyne lost a 6-3, 6-0 match to a team from Byrd High in second round.

GIRLS

South Lafourche's girls doubles team of Macy Duplantis and Victoria Dardar lost in the second round to Dominican's Rachel Beck and Madison Artigues 6-0, 6-0.

DIVISION II

BOYS

Assumption's boys singles player Logan Talbot won his opening round game over Michael Buisson of St. Louis Catholic, 5-7, 7-5, 6-0. Talbot will face Vandebilt's Mason Melancon, who had a first-round bye, in the second-round.

Vandebilt's Chris Dugas dropped a 6-2, 6-3 match to Ben Franklin's Christopher Bates in the first-round.

GIRLS

Assumption's girls doubles team of Caroline Gonzales and Amber Simoneaux won their first-round match 6-1, 6-3.

Vandebilt's girls doubles team of Korihn Pellegrin and Kristen Alevizon defeated a team from Lutcher, 4-6, 6-0, 6-0, in the first round, while Arden Whitehurst and Kerci Champagne of Vandebilt won 6-1, 6-1 in first-round.