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Bossier City youth wins state tennis titles

Russell Hedges

Bossier City’s Tiffani Nash won the Girls 12’s singles and doubles titles in the Louisiana State Junior Closed Qualifying tennis tournament in Lafayette this week.
The Louisiana Closed annually features all the top players in the state and serves as a qualifier for the Southern Closed.
Nash, a sixth-grade honor student at Cope Middle School this past school year, breezed through the singles draw, winning four matches without dropping a set.
Seeded second, Nash knocked off No. 4 seed Addison Blackmon on Shreveport 6-4, 6-0 in the semifinals.
The she defeated No. 5 Gavriella Smith of New Orleans 6-1, 6-4 in the finals.
Nash was just one of two players from Northwest Louisiana to claim titles in one of the 10 boys’ and girls’ singles divisions.
Shreveport’s Cotter Wilson won the Boys’ 16’s singles.
In doubles, Nash teamed with Brooke Nguyen of Harvey to win the title with an 8-3 victory over Blackmon and MaryCeCile Hancock of Shreveport.
The Louisiana Closed title was hardly Nash’s first.
She also won the Red River Shootout in Shreveport and the Pelican State Junior Championship in Alexandria last month.
Bossier City’s Anna Harvey, the No. 5 seed in Girls’ 14’s, lost in the quarterfinals and reached the consolation semifinals.
The Southern Closed Girls’ 12’s tournament is June 14-18 in Cary, N.C.

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