Dr Pepper event draws area netters
Megan Canfield of Mason eyes the ball before following through Friday afternoon during the first day of the 29th Annual Junior Dr Pepper — Babolat Open Tennis Tournament. Canfield finished second in the U12 girls' singles division. — Standard-Radio Post/Lisa Treiber-Walter
More than 120 players participated in the 29th Annual Junior Dr Pepper — Babolat Open Tennis Tournament held at Fredericksburg High School and Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Friday through Sunday.
Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Tennis Association, the event saw young local players join competitors from across the state in boys’ singles, girls’ singles, boys’ doubles, girls’ doubles and mixed doubles.
“The tourney went very smooth. Due to a smaller turnout, we were able to play consolation draws and kids got at least two matches,” Fredericksburg High School tennis coach Randall King said. “We had a good representation of Fredericksburg kids and it was great to see them on the court preparing for fall team tennis.”
Fredericksburg athletes took home medals in several divisions over the weekend, including eight first places, 10 second places, three third places and five consolation titles.
Local first place winners included:
•Jacie Spies in the U12 girls’ singles division;
•Hannah Boubel in the U18 girls’ singles division;
•Thomas Wainwright in the U12 boys’ singles division;
•Broque Constantine in the U14 boys’ singles division;
•Caitlyn Halford (with partner Kate Gillespie of Mason) in the U12-14 girls’ doubles division;
•Boubel (with partner Jessey Martinez of Junction) in the U16-18 girls’ doubles division;
•Halford and Constantine in the U14 mixed doubles division; and,
•Sitman Wainwright and Alyssa Hohn in the U18 mixed doubles division.
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