Opelika Hosts Winter Tennis Championships

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The Opelika Parks and Recreation tennis program hosted the Opelika Winter Championships on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at Calhoun Tennis Center. The tournament was a USTA Level 6 JR tournament.

The tournament had 49 players representing Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kansas and Texas. Players played in Boys and Girls divisions ages 10 through 16.

Eight players represented the Opelika Parks and Recreation tennis program in the tournament. Players representing Opelika were Abney Massey (G10’s), David Elwell (B10’s), Miles Watts (B10’s), Carter Watts (B12’s), Anderson Melnick (B12’s), Rob Pack (B12’s), Will Pack (B16’s) and Conner Mullins (B16’s).

Girls 10’s Tournament Winners:

1st Place- Emme Layne Basquin, Auburn
2nd Place- Ellie Ann Jackson, Auburn

Girls 12’s Tournament Winners:

1st place-Sadie Pollard Auburn
2nd Place- Kayleigh Kinser, Auburn
3rd Place- Sally Fowler, Columbus, Georgia
Consolation Winner- Abney Massey, Opelika

Girls 14’s Tournament Winners:

1st place- Reagan Saxon, Auburn
2nd Place- Emerson Bragga, Auburn

Girls 16’s Tournament Winners:

1st place- Sadie Anthony, Leeds, Alabama
2nd Place- Trinity Drew, Houston, Texas
3rd Place- Caroline Moseley, Auburn

Boys 10’s Tournament Winners:

1st Place- Jimmy Russell, Columbus, Georgia
2nd Place- Jaxson Wise, Pensacola, Florida

Boys 12’s Tournament Winners:

1st Place- Daniel Dao, Lawrence, Kansas
2nd Place- Gwon Son, Auburn
3rd Place- William Flournoy,
Consolation Winner- Brannen Scarborough, Lagrange, Georgia

Boys 14’s Tournament Winners:

1st Place- Harrison Tole, Auburn
2nd Place- Lawrence Dao, Lawrence, Kansas

Boys 16’s Tournament Winners:

1st Place- Kautilya Manyam, Alpharetta, Georgia
2nd Place- Cooper Davis, Pike Road, Alabama
3rd Place- Samuel Hinton, Columbus, Georgia
Consolation Winner-Connor Mullins,



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