Old age and treachery failed to beat youth and exuberance at the Easter weekend RBC Wealth Management HTA Houston Open Adult tournament.
The four finalists in the men’s and women’s open singles ranged from age 14 to 17. Along the way, they ousted many seasoned adults and former Houston Open champions.
Jaycer Lyeons, 16, of Houston won the men’s open singles title over 16-year-old Kevin Zhu of Pearland, and 14-year-old Jeannette Mireles of Houston won the women’s open singles over 17-year-old Maya Smith of Houston.
Top-seeded Lyeons downed second-seeded Zhu 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the finals, and Mireles outlasted Smith 7-6 (6), 1-6, 7-6 (6) in a three hour, 48 minute match. Both were seeded fifth.
No. 3 seeds Stuart Kenyon and Robert Voss, both of Houston, won the men’s open doubles over the No. 4 seeds Brett Bernstein and Hersh Pise, both of Richmond, 6-2, 7-5.
Women’s open doubles winners were Spring’s Micah Hermsdorf and Kaysie Hermsdorf, who defeated Lucia Garcia of Houston and Ashley Penshorn of Montgomery 6-1, 6-1.
Seeded third, Houston’s Megan Flores and Voss won the mixed open doubles over Ross Gelhausen of Cypress and Emma McDougall of Houston 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.
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