Tennis Takes the Court at Regional and State Tournaments

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State-qualifying tennis team members include Rachel Schlosser, Adele Hoth, Amelia Valette, Lucy Harper, Marist Bourg, Annamarie Allen, Brooke Couret, Mary Parker Whisnant and Sophia Cao. 

The Dominican Tennis Team served up a smashing season and reach their goal of participating in this year’s state competition in Monroe, LA on April 23-25.

As the Regional Runner-Up, DHS took on the state competition, making it to the second round of play. Team members who qualified for state included senior Amelia Vallette, sophomores Adele Hoth, Annamarie Allen, Lucy Harper, Rachel Schlosser, freshman Marist Bourg, Mary Parker Whisnant and eighth grader Brooke Couret.


Game, Set, Match! – Eighth grader Brooke Couret plays a great match at the regional tennis tournament held at UNO this April. Dominican brought home the title of regional runner up, and Couret was one of the team members who qualified for state.  (photo by Rene’ Bourdais)

Following round one of the tournament, the doubles team of Vallette and Hoth played advanced to the second round. Also making it to round two were singles players Whisnant and Schlosser. Though their season ended in the second round of the state tournament, tennis coach Ms. Stephanie Blakemore (‘11) is proud of the team’s accomplishment.

“This year’s team is young,” said Ms. Blakemore, “so making it to the state competition was the main goal.”  She also noted that as a young yet talented team, the girls can improve their skills for future competitions.


Aiming for the Ace! – Freshman Mary Parker Whisnant serves up a tough match at the regional tennis tournament at UNO in April.  At this tournament, Dominican placed as the regional runner-up, and Whisnant qualified to compete in state.   (photo by Rene’ Bourdais)

“Playing tennis at Dominican had been such a great experience,” said Vallette. “The team has had a great spirit and has worked well together.  This was one of the most fun and memorable seasons I’ve ever had.”






  • Inz’iya Magee