For any of you who have never gone out to watch any of the Open draw, there is some high level tennis going on. In years past the Open draws have been well represented by members of the UT, SMU, TCU, Baylor and LSU tennis teams, most sporting their school uniforms or colors so they are easy to spot. At the same time, the Brookhaven pros have done well too. It’s always fun to watch these huge hitting college kids play a few of the cagey veterans. UT has been doing well in recent years, but this year a TCU player is the #1 seed on the men’s singles side and, coupled with an OSU player who is seeded #2 in singles, form the #1 seed in doubles. I recommend going out and watching some early matchups if you have the time. You’ll even see some of Dallas’ 4.5/5.0 teams giving it a go in Open doubles. Always interesting to see how they hold up.
My 4.5 boys are showing up for the CB with a nice size singles draw. I'll be curious to see how the seeds make out. In the ‘I wonder how these matchups were drawn out the hat’ category, I would only note that Durten and Reiman as the #3 seeds play Kelly and Adcock in the first round.
And don’t turn up your nose at mixed until you check out some of these girls in Open or 4.5 mixed. I wouldn’t want to have to play them.
All in all, the CB is well run and well attended. For you tennis junkies who have a little free time during the holidays I recommend a stop by early when you can get an up close and personal look at some of these players in the barn before they move them indoors where visibility is limited.