Loyola tennis shines in Division III regionals; Flyers’ golfers roll to district title

LOYOLA LINKSTERS:  The Loyola boys’ golf team overwhelmed District 1-2A competition by 63 strokes to capture the league title, with the Flyers’ top five scores posted by (left to right) Charlie Bell, Charles Valiulis, Connor Cassano, Ross Alford, and Jack Lauve. (Submitted photo)


Loyola’s tennis teams were extremely successful in the Division III regionals this week at Pierremont Oaks in Shreveport. The girls’ team won first place and the boys’ team was co-champion with Calvary. 

Mae Graf and Cassidy Kirk won the girls’ doubles title. Sophia Fertitta and Audrey Dufrene were runners-up in girls’ doubles. Sanders Graf and Ravi Ahuja won the boys’ doubles title. Bo Bowman and Gregor Ghali were runners-up in boys’ doubles. 

The regional girls’ singles champ was Mary Elberson. Taylor Nash was runner-up. 

Keller Brown was a boys’ singles semifinalist. Sadie Green and Addison Knox were girls’ doubles semifinalists.

Stander Olsan and Collier White were boys’ doubles quarterfinalists. Landon Hooper was a boys’ singles quarterfinalist. 

All of these Flyers qualified for the state tournament in Monroe next week.

DIVISION III DISTRICT I-2A GOLF: The Flyers boys’ golf team won the district team title earlier this week at Querbes by 63 strokes. The team was led by Charles Valiulis with a score of 68 and Charlie Bell with a 69. Valiulis won the individual district title. Rounding out the top five for Loyola and in the tournament were Ross Alford (72), Jack Lauve (73) and Connor Cassano (74). 

Calvary’s best scores were a pair of 83s from Ezra Smith and Trip Jones.

The regional championship will be staged Monday at Stonebridge.