Tennis team advances to state

On front row from left are Amy Juneau, Maryjane Jeansonne, Em Horton, Missy Aldredge, Trisha Eleyae and Elizabeth Methvin. On back row are captain Cissy Paz, Julee Wright, Rhonda Roge and Barb Duchard. Not pictured are Paula Jarvis, Jill Bankston, Patricia Zeichner and Terri Cunningham.

The Natchitoches 40 and over 3.0 women’s tennis team advanced to the state tournament by defeating the team from Alexandria at the Natchitoches Tennis Center.

The match was played Sunday at 2 p.m.

#1 Singles: Amy Juneau (N) Def. Teresita Mira 6-2, 6-2

#2 Singles: Jill Bankston (N) Lost Audrey Taylor 7-5, 6-0

#1 Doubles: Rhonda Rogge/Missy Aldredge (N) Def. Tia Styles/Shannon Brewer 6-3, 6-0

#2 Doubles: Marijane Jeansonne/Elizabeth Methvin (N) Def. Linda Llynn/Betsy Long 6-2,6-2

#3 Doubles: Barb Duchard/Trisha Eleyae (N) Lost 6-2, 5-7, (10-6) TB

The state tournament will be at City Park in New Orleans May 3-5.