SIKESTON -- The 12th Annual Ed Nunnelee Memorial Tennis Tournament kicked off on Friday with the junior brackets. Adult brackets were played on Saturday and Sunday. Results will be in Monday's paper.
"It was a warm day to say the least," said organizer Tom Nunnelee. "A lot of sun-burned kids were out here. They all had a great time and played lots of tennis."
Here are the results from Friday's matches:
In the first round, Peter Jones defeated Spencer Piland 6-1, 6-0. Gabe Potashnick beat Andrew Harper 6-0, 6-1. Chris Robey defeated Brady Rick 6-1, 6-1, and Marc Leible beat Devin Hall 6-2, 6-2.
In the semifinals, Jones defeated Potashnick 6-2, 6-1, and Leible edged Robey 7-6, 6-4 (8-6).
Jones toppled Leible in the championship 6-2, 6-0.
In the semifinals, Derek Hoppe defeated Chris Matthews 6-2, 6-0, and Blake Branum beat Pershard Owens 6-2, 6-1. In the championship, Hoppe bested Branum 6-2, 6-1.
In the finals, Clayton Matthews defeated Charlie Jones 6-0, 6-0.
In the semifinals, Brian Almond and Jay Hubert defeated Ben Forbis and Devin Hall 6-0, 6-3. Gabe Potashnick and Brady Rick beat Derek Hoppe and Blake Branum in the other semifinal, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
In the finals, Almond and Hubert defeated Potashnick and Rick 6-1, 6-2.
In the first round, Britt Storey defeated Elizabeth Killion 6-0, 6-0. Jenny Betta beat Heather Hester 6-3, 6-4. Brett Ford defeated Jenny Hillis 6-0, 6-0, and Summer Carter beat Erin Shelton 6-1, 5-7, 6-4.
In the semifinals, Betta beat Storey 7-5, 3-0, and Carter defeated Ford 6-1, 6-2. In the finals, Betta beat Carter 6-2, 6-0.
In the semifinals, Jenny DeWitt defeated Amanda Dooley 6-4, 6-1. Dooley then came back through the consolation bracket, beating Sarah Ford and winning by default over Ali Wulfers. In the finals, DeWitt defeated Dooley again.
In the semifinals, Elizabeth Killion and Kelly Mitchell defeated Britt Storey and Lindsay Leible 7-5, 6-3. In the other semifinal, Heather Hester and Erin Shelton beat Megan Ladd and Maginel Katie, 6-0, 6-2. The finals were played on Saturday.
"All in all, it was a great tournament," said Nunnelee. "We had a lot of new kids, and all of them said they're coming back next year and they're bringing some people with them. That's good news to us because the entry fees go toward our scholarship fund."