State Tennis


The USTA State mixed tennis tournament was Sept. 25 in Lafayette. The Natchitoches 7.0 40+ mixed doubles team fell short to advance to sectionals. In the first round, they defeated New Orleans 2-1, lost a heated match against Lafayette 2-1, lost another close match to Mandeville/Covington and ended up with a win over Baton Rouge 2-1. The team will regroup and play again next year. On front row from left are Brad Wright, Julee Wright, Carmen Aviles and Jill Bankston. On back row are Bryan and Cissy Picou, Cissy Paz and James McDonald. Submitted by Willie Paz