The Texas Shootout Team Tennis Tournament at Angel Fire Resort was a huge success raising $13,400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Brett Hall, Angel Fire Resort tennis director and leukemia survivor, ran the event with his wife Becky, Saturday-Sunday (July 25-26). Forty-eight cowgirls and cowboys hit the courts, with the cowgirls saddling up Saturday and the cowboys following on Sunday.
In the four-team round robin event each individual match was a 41-point tie-breaker.
Players could purchase mulligan serves (an extra serve after a double fault) with all of the proceeds going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Magnificent Six (Sally Joy, Pam Casper, Robin Bennett, Olivia and Robin Elliot) from Angel Fire took first place in the cowgirl division. The Taos Predators (Susan Simms, Marny Schantz, Yumiko McCormick, Jeo Oisen, Sue Burke, and Tristin Lee) finished second.
In the cowboy division Drew’s Posse from Angel Fire and Albuquerque (Drew Maxwell, Dan Stephens, Randy Schultz, David Schoepfle, Jim Woodrufs, and Jay Oden) came in first and The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Plus Three (Kyle Edelbrock, Chris Batis, Quinn Hatch, Barry Caraco, Don and Doug Christian) placed second.
A party was held Saturday night at Angel Fire Resort Lodge with a Mexican buffet dinner, silent auction, and raffle. Gregg Manning, a former touring and teaching pro from Dallas was the keynote speaker.