Alex Layfield won in straight sets, but it wasn’t easy as he defeated his father Kyle for the Men’s Open division title at this weekend’s 15th Annual Mertz Corsicana Tennis Open.
Alex, who had to fend off college players from Hardin-Simmons to get the final, defeated Kyle 7-5, 7-5 on Saturday.
In the other major divisions, Caroline Kennemore defeated Cecilia Hernandez 6-2, 6-1 in the Girls 14’s Singles division, and Trent Hayes defeated Daniel Barrera with a spirited comeback, winning 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
In all, 16 divisions winners were claimed in the two-day event at the Mertz Tennis Center and the Corsicana High School tennis courts.
15th ANNUAL MERTZ CORSICANA SUMMER TENNIS OPEN RESULTS
Boys/girls 8 & under singles — 1st Sloan Glicksman, 2nd Addison Crocker and consolation Jace Richardson
Boys 10 & under singles — 1st Klayton Copeland, 2nd Simon Moe and consoltaion Alex Rodriguez
Boys 12’s singles — 1st Jon Carlo Perez, 2nd Michael Hambrick and consolation Hudson Anderson
Boys 14’s singles — 1st Trent Hayes over Daniel Barrera 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 and consolation Nathan Blazek
Girls 14/16 singles — 1st Caroline Kennemore over Cecilia Hernandez 6-2, 6-1 and consoltaion Helen Hibbs
Boys 14’s doubles — Nima Jamshidi & Trent Hayes over Pete Farmer & Daniel Barrera
Girls 14’s doubles — Grace Updegrove & Chelsea Vandiver over Emily Guo & Helen Hibbs
Boys 16’s singles — 1st Nima Jamshidi over Jacob Middleton 6-2, 6-0 and consolation Ivan Flores
Mens open singles — Alex Layfield over Kyle Layfield 7-5, 7-5 and consolation Matt McCleary
Womens open singles — Lynn Mangus over Lauren Layfiled 6-0, 6-2 and consoltaion Taylor Davis
Mens open doubles — Jesse Rawlings & Steven Stanley (Hardin-Simmons) over Matt McCleary & Andrew Bullard
6-2, 6-4 and consolation Kyle & Alex Layfield
Mens 4.0 singles — Coach Neil (Malakoff) over Matthew Allen 4-6, 6-3, ret and consolation Casey Crocker
Womens 4.0 singles — Robin Blake over Julie Joss 6-0, 6-1 and consolation Denise Purifoy
Mens 4.0 doubles — Casey & Ben Crocker over Steve Dunn & Terry Moore 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 and consolation Thadius Lane & Eric Melton
Womens 4.0 doubles — Melony Betancourt & Autumn Grounds over Maggie Phinney & Ellen Yates 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 and consolation Ana Sanders & Julie Waller
Mixed 4.0 doubles — Dillon Neil & Trenisha Jones over Steve Dunn & Julie Waller and consolation Harvey Villareal & Tiffany Vernon