The Mason Dr Pepper Open Tennis Tournament was held last weekend with players coming from all over the state and nation. We had players from Arkansas and South Carolina making the journey to Mason to play in one of the most well-known tournaments anywhere around. About 700 Texan entries from Abilene, Austin, Brownwood, Boerne, Ft. Worth-Dallas, Hondo, Houston, Hutto, Kerrville, Liberty Hill, Lubbock, Marble Falls, Midland-Odessa, Pasadena, Pleasanton, San Angelo, Wimberley joined a host of local players make this the largest Mason tournament in the last 28 years. Several Mason players finish strong as all the players battled the hot conditions. 10 Boys Singles- Conor Daval and Kyle Montoya reached the semi’s. 10 Boys Doubles – Kyle Montoya / Ethan Powell defeated Klay Klaerner / Elijah Pinter 6-3,6-1 in the finals. 12 Boys Singles – TR Kerr reached the semi’s.12 Girls Singles – Ryli Ruffin won 1st place14 Boys Singles – Truman Coe reached the finals while Hayden Keller reached the quarters. 14 Boys Doubles – Sam Dyer / Luke Gillespie reached the semi’s 14 Girls Singles - Monoco Schmidt reached the quarters. 14 Girls Doubles – Brooke Falgout / Katie Smith reached the quarters16 Girls Singles – Carley Chew reached the quarters16 Girls Doubles – Traci Jordan / Margaret Lemke was 2nd place with Claudia Canfield / Caroline Hudson reaching the quarters.18 Boys Singles – Austin Priess was 1st place.18 Boys Doubles – Austin Priess / Howland were 1st place18 Girls Doubles – Carley Chew / Samantha Jordan were 2nd place14 Mixed Doubles – Katie Smith / Miguel Castillo reached the semi’s while Brooke Falgout and Luis Castillo made it to the quarters along with teammates Monaco Schmidt and Seth Hudson. 18 Mixed Doubles – Austin Priess / Ashley Stallard reached the semi’s.Open Mens Doubles – Trey Nesloney / Greg Dyer were 1st for the third straight year.Open Womens Doubles – Shayla Estes / Makenzie Mitchell were 2nd place.35 Womens Doubles – Kelly Martin / Tammi Pinter35 Mixed Doubles – Carla Martin-Cooley / Cody Martin were 3rd place55 Mixed Doubles – Susan Grote / David Young were 1st place. I would like to thank all those that helped with the tournament. A special thanks to Amelia Banner and Pam Evans who manned the concession stand for four days and to Salah Smith who helped put the tournament together and ran off the draws for all four days. The Mason Tennis Association would also like to thank the following for allowing us to use their private courts: Amelia Banner, Billy & Francis Bode, Warren & Susan Grote, Troy & Kara Ruffin, Dickie & Debra Schmidt , and Gerald Tallent. We could not have completed the tournament without your help and support. Players always love playing at these sites because of your hospitality. And as always a very special thanks to the Mason Bottling Company for their support of Mason Tennis. Mason Bottling Company also sponsors next week’s Fredericksburg Dr Pepper Open. With the HEB courts being resurfaced, the boys singles of their tournament will be held here in Mason this Friday. If you want to see some great tennis, come out to the Helen Talent Tennis Center Friday for some great junior boys singles.