The Austin Tennis Club won its third consecutive Texas Cup Sunday, July 17, at the UT Whitaker Courts in one of the closest, hottest, and most exciting tournaments in Cup history.
With San Antonio (TCSA) and Austin tied, the championship came down to one match - the last doubles match on the court Sunday afternoon between ATC and TCSA. ATC’s Beau Hinton and Wayne Douglas pulled out a thrilling third-set victory in front of approximately 50 screaming fans from Austin and San Antonio. The final score for the 2016 Texas Cup: Austin 35, San Antonio 33, Houston 15 and Dallas 13.
ATC congratulates all of the Texas Cup players from Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. This was San Antonio’s first appearance at Texas Cup and they brought a strong team and helped make the tournament memorable. ATC would also like to thank our Co-Captains Darin Upchurch and Aubrey Wilkerson, along with all the volunteers (members, spouses, friends) who helped carry dozens of cases of water and bags of ice and make our out-of-town guests feel welcomed.
We also want to thank long-time ATC member Roger Mills and Patsy Mills, our Official ATC Mom, for running the tournament desk and ensuring everything went smoothly.
Congratulations to our 2016 Texas Cup Team (in no particular order):
1. 1. Dan Garza
2. John Whitney
3. Krystyan Lazarin
4. Clark Peterson
5. Edward Flores
6. Scott Crews
7. Mike Grable
8. Mike Flynn
9. Carlos Martinez
10. Stefan Lagielski
11. Kevin Vermillion
12. Darin Upchurch
13. Ted Burton
14. Jon Speakman
15. Wayne Douglas
16. Brad Smyth
17. Beau Hinton
18. Greg Halder
19. Mojo Canales
20. Emil Ocon
21. Eric Heeder
22. Aubrey Wilkerson
23. Alan Gnani
24. Terry Gates
25. Tomoya Akashi
The 2017 Texas Cup will be hosted by TCSA in San Antonio.
The Austin Tennis Club seeks to repeat as Texas Cup Champions when match play begins Saturday, July 16.
Whether you're playing or cheering, please come out and help Austin bring home the Texas Cup for the second year in a row.
New this year, for the first time in history there will be four teams in the competition as San Antonio joins the battle for the Texas Cup.
Friday: The 2016 Texas Cup starts Friday, July 15, with a player welcome party from 6 - 8 p.m. at Oil Can Harry's in the sports bar.
Saturday: Match play starts at 9 a.m. at the University of Texas newly renovated Whitaker Courts, 4612 Ave. D. Players must report by 8:30 a.m. Singles matches start at 9, 11, 1 and 3.
ATC will host a complimentary player dinner Saturday night at Uncle Julio’s downtown, 301 Brazos St. #150, starting at 7 p.m. If you're not playing but would like to purchase a ticket, contact Co-Captains Darin Upchurch or Aubrey Wilkerson by Tuesday at noon.
Sunday: Match play (doubles) continues Sunday at 9 a.m. at the same location – the University of Texas Whitaker Courts. Matches start at 9, 1 and 3.
After the 3 p.m. match, the 2016 Texas Cup will be awarded to the winning club.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Austin Tennis Club Board of Directors. If you would like to run for the board or wish to nominate a candidate, please contact Kevin Haynes, Board Vice President and Acting Membership Director, at
There’s no better way to serve and support our tennis club than running for a board position. The positions are: PresidentVice PresidentSecretary Treasurer Communications DirectorMembership Director Social Director Competitive Tennis DirectorCurrent Board of Directors:President: Ted BurtonVice President: Kevin HaynesSecretary: Mike Sepulveda Treasurer: Michael McClellanCommunications Director: Scott CrewsMembership Director: Vacant (Formerly Ketan Marballi) Social Director: Aubrey WilkersonCompetitive Tennis Director: Vacant All positions are one-year terms.Elections will be held Aug. 1 – 15. Ballots will be submitted electronically. Only active members in good standing may run for the board and vote in the election. For more information about the board, review the bylaws at austintennisclub.com/about/bylawsIf you have questions about board service, please contact any current board member.We will publish a list of nominations in a couple of weeks before sending the final list of candidates Aug. 1 for the two week voting process. Best,
Ted BurtonPresidentAustin Tennis Club
Memorial Weekend in Austin was even hotter with the addition of HOT14. The annual GLTA tournament hosted by Austin Tennis Club moved this year from March to May and was attended by more than 100 players. This year’s tournament beneficiary was Out Youth. Out Youth serves the Central Texas LGBTQ+ (lesbian/gay/bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning) youth and their allies with programs and services to ensure these promising young people develop into happy, healthy, successful adults.
Congratulations to the winners in all of the divisions and especially to our ATC members!
Men’s Open Singles – Krystyan Kammeron Lazarin
Men’s Open Doubles – Julius Cortez and Krystyan Kammeron Lazarin
Men’s A Singles – Julius Cortez
Men’s A Doubles – Edward Flores and Darin UpChurch
Men’s B Singles – Brad Smyth
Men’s B Doubles – Mojo Canales and Ketan Marballi
Men’s C Singles – Patrick Flinn
Men’s C Doubles – David Cohron and Michael Wolfgang Wood
Men’s D Singles – Shadana Chancellor-Hurd
Men’s D Doubles – Jennifer Raman and Jennifer Raybuck
The Draws for HOT14 are posted. Click Here to check them out! If you liked to come out and watch some of the play this weekend and support your fellow ATC members, join us on Saturday and Sunday to the University of Texas Whitaker Intramural Courts located at 51st and Guadalupe St. and on Monday at South Austin Tennis Center, 1000 Cumberland Road to watch the finals.
Check it out! You can now use your Facebook login information to sign in or register with Austin Tennis Club. Go ahead and click on it and sign up.
ATTENTION CURRENT MEMBERS: If you already have a username and password with ATC, please click the Facebook link above to link your Facebook information with your current username/password. This link is done email address so if you use different email addresses on Facebook and ATC.com, it will ask you to pay for a new membership. DO NOT DO THIS. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will manually link the two accounts. Thanks!