Newman and Country Day had productive results Monday in the first day of the LHSAA state tennis tournament in Monroe.
After a three-hour rain delay, the Division III and IV tennis meets completed two rounds of play.
Quarterfinals begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Semifinals and finals are to follow.
Newman is tied for the Division IV girls team lead with six points. The Newman boys, the 2014 state runner-ups, also have six points, but failed to advance a doubles team.
No. 2 seed Lindsey Page and Cassidy Link, and Victory Marcus and Charlotte Freeman of Newman advanced to the quarterfinals in girls doubles.
Page and Link won their first match 6-1, 6-1 and their second match 6-3, 5-7, 6-1.
Marcus and Freeman won their opening match 6-3, 6-0 and their second match 6-7 (13-11), 7-5, 7-5.
“That second match was a battle,” Newman coach Carla Blais said. “Charlotte Freeman has phenomenal hands. Victory Marcus is relentless and gritty. They make a great team together.
“Lindsey Page is our leader and really the glue for our team. It was a good day for us.”
Newman’s brother-sister combo of Princeton and Kennedi Carter advanced to the singles quarterfinals.
Top-seeded Princeton Carter, a junior, is the defending boys state champion and won both of his matches 6-0, 6-0. Third-seeded Kennedi Carter, an eighth-grader and a semifinalist last season, also won both matches 6-0, 6-0.
“Princeton is playing very well and is physically strong,” Blais said. “Kennedi has a great opportunity to match last year and could fight to the finals. She’s so willing to adjust her strategy to the opponent. She has a high tennis IQ and she can put balls away.”
Newman’s A.J. Reza also advanced to the boys quarterfinals with 6-0, 6-2, and 6-2, 6-0 victories.
Newman’s William Whann and James Amoss, and David Freeman and Michael Rainey advanced to the second round in boys doubles.
Also in Division IV, Country Day’s boys doubles team of Andre Nguyen and Charlie Livaudais advanced to the quarterfinals. That duo was the state runner-up last year.
Country Day’s doubles teams of Chloe Carpenter and Chandler Nguyen, and Morgan Farrell and Robert Livaudais advanced to the quarterfinals.