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Mason Tennis Shines in Dr Pepper / Babolat Open
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • Posted August 8, 2012

The Mason Dr Pepper/Babolat Open was another huge success this year as around 700 entries from all over Texas arrived in Mason to compete in the 45th anniversary of this state recognized tennis tournament. Entries from Abilene, Austin, Big Spring, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, Seguin, and just about every town within a 100 miles of Mason was represented.

This is the largest tournament we have had in 30 years so we had to go back to using many of the private courts for all four days of the tournament. This is the first year that Babolat (one of the oldest racquet/ball manufacturers) joined Mason Bottling Company to sponsor this event. This year Babolat provided the tennis balls while Mason Bottling sponsored the trophies for the junior division. A special thanks to Terry Hunter of Tennis Outlet for securing Babolat’s sponsorship and of course a huge thanks to Mason Bottling company for their continued support of tennis in Mason.

A special thanks to the following individuals who offered their private courts and their time to help host this event: Amelia Banner, Mr & Mrs Billy Bode,Mr & Mrs David Culver, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Griffith, Mr. & Mrs. Warren Grote, Mr. & Mrs. Troy Ruffin, Mr. & Mrs. Dickie Schmidt, and Mr & Mrs. Craig Tallent. There is no way we could have run off this tournament without your help. MTA would also like to give a big thanks to Amelia Banner, Pam Evans, Julie Gillespie, Cara and Troy Ruffin who worked to get the courts and the concession stand ready. Another huge thanks goes to Salah Smith who put in several long hours to help make the draws and to run the tournament desk for four days.

Many of the local players faired very well in the tournament this year. The results of the brackets are as follows:

JUNIOR DIVISION

10BS – Austin Beckman (Abilene) def Trip Noble (S.Ang) 6-1,6-1

10GS – Allison Stallard (Horseshoe Bay) def Avery Charlton (Bertram) 6-2,6-2

10BD – Diebitsch / Noble (S.Ang) def Montoya / Pinter (Mason) 7-5, 7-6

10GS – Charlton / Stallard (HSB/Bert) def Henson / Ross (S.Ang) 6-3,6-2

12BS – Henry Alvarez (Fbg) def Roman Coe (Dallas) 6-1, 6-3

12GS – Emily Delafuente (Brady) def Natalie Pfluger (S.Ang) 6-2,6-3

12BD – Coe / Kerr (Dallas/Mason) def Dudney / Rochat (Mas/Hondo) 8-5

12GD – Cole / Delafuente (S.Ang/Brady) def Pfluger / Stokes (S.Ang) 6-3,6-2

14BS – Hayden Keller (Kerr) def Ryan Drake (Stephenville) 6-2,6-3

14GS – Katie Siebert (Medina) def Rylie Ruffin (Mason) 6-4,6-2

14BD – Drake / Drake (Stephenville) def Marshall / Pederson (Brady / S.Ang) 4-6,6-2,10-5

14GD – Corbyn / Siebert (Fbg) def Powell / Warren (Fbg) 6-3,6-2

16BS – Boyer / Holder (HSB) def Gibbs / Pederson (S.Ang) 6-1,6-7,10-7

16GS – Jessey Martinez (Junction) def Cheyenne Duncan (S.Ang) 6-4,2-6,10-8

16BD – Ryan Hargrove (Dal) def Jack Rochat (Hondo) 6-3,7-5

16GD – Schneemann / Swets (S.Ang) def Dyer / Dockery (Marble Falls) 6-2,6-3

18BS – Austin Priess (Mason) def Austin Rohwer (Midland) 6-4,6-3

18GS – Bree Brosig (Lub) def Brooke Gilliam (Lub) 6-4,6-4

18BD – Dorman / Hedrick (Mid) def Priess / Qualls 6-4,7-6

18GD – Brosig / Gilliam (Lub) def Araiza / Stallard (HSB) 0,4-6,10-3

14 MXD – Hohn / Coe (Fbg/Dal) def Powell / Coe (Fbg/Dal) 6-1,6-3

18 MXD – Jones / Martinez (BS/Jun) def Haynes / Rohwer (Mid) 6-4,1-6,10-8

ADULT DIVISION

OMS – Nick Melott (S.Ang) def Chris Breaux (Livingston) 7-6,ret.

OMD – Buchanan / Melott (S.Ang) def Dyer / Nesloney (MF/Aus) 6-4,6-3

35-45 MS – Fred Schlotterbeck (Aus) def Richardo Guillen (HSB) 6-2,6-1

35-45 MD – Bell / Mendoza (Aus) def Keller / Kerr (Kerrville/Mason) 2-6,6-3,12-10

55 MS – Harrison Bowes (S.Ant) def Sammie Courington (Bwd) 6-4,6-0

55 MD – Hawkins / Ramsey (HSB) def Hebert / Quinlaw (Houston) 6-1,7-5

65 MS – Mike Whitecotton (Brady) def Frank Wood (Seguin) 6-4,6-0

OWS – Bree Brosig (Lub) def Brooke Gilliam (Lub) 6-2,6-1

OWD – Lemieux / Renner (Ab) def Smith / Woerner (Mason) 6-4,7-6

35-45 WD – Arndt / Curry (Gtn) def Richmond / Webb (Gtn) 6-3,6-3

55 WD – Frasier / Grier (HSB) def Grote / Grote (Mason) 6-2,6-3

OMX – Renner / Douglas (Ab) def Lemieux / Rosenquist (Ab) 6-3,7-6

35 MXD – Lymons / Freidman (Aus) def Frasier / Kilpatrick (MF) 5-7,6-3,11-9

45-55 MXD – Granger / Gillen (HSB) def Gold / Davis (Aus) 7-5,6-3

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