Highland Open 2011

HPTA, through the 2011 Highland Open, raised $23,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Pictured left to right: Chris Floyd, HPTA treasurer; Lisa Sanner, Highland Open tournament director; Erin Achberger, CFF executive director; Joycelyn Leblanc, HPTA Round Robin coordinator; and Rusty Jabour, HPTA president

We are pleased to announce that the 2011 Jim Crane State Farm Highland Open made history by:

  • raising the most money ever for charity;
  • attracting the largest field of players; and,
  • exceeding its “65 Roses Campaign” for the second year in a row.

Accepting the Angeles Lago Hodges “Breath of Life Award” on behalf of HPTA and the “HOTT Team” were (left to right) Debbie Klotzbach, HOTT team member; Joycelyn Leblanc, HPTA Round Robin Coordinator; Lisa Sanner, Highland Open tournament director; and Rusty Jabour, HPTA president.

Despite a rainout (with hail) Friday evening, the tournament resumed Saturday morning with gorgeous weather and an opening round of pro-sets to get back on schedule. By noon, the tournament was back on regular schedule and continued that way through its end on Sunday afternoon.

Tournament results
Tournament photos
Tournament financial statement

The tournament’s 29th year was a terrific success, raising $23,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — the largest amount ever raised through the Highland Open.

This fundraising success would not have been possible without our generous sponsors and donors, our field of more than 250 players, and our 86 Rose Sponsors.

We are very pleased to report that we exceeded our “65 Roses Campaign” goal for the second year in a row (84 in 2010, 86 in 2011)!

HPTA’s HOTT Team also was deeply honored to have been awarded the 2011 Angeles Lago Hodges “Breath of Life Award” for outstanding volunteer service. The award, named after Mrs. Hodges who was a remarkable volunteer for CFF, was presented May 21 in Baton Rouge at CFF’s Great Stides Walk on the LSU Campus.

Special thanks to the Highland Open Tennis Tournament (“HOTT”) team, most of whom are pictured here:

The 2011 HOTT Team seated (l-r) Tournament Director Lisa Sanner, Wendy Parrish and Joycelyn Leblanc. Standing (l-r) Chris Floyd, Mike Doyle, Debbie Klotzbach, Angel Ellis, Sandra Harshbarger, Fred Aldrich, Brad Dupont and Rusty Jabour. Not pictured David Oliver, Robert Wu, Darlene Cunningham, Bo Boehringer, Barry Valure and Mike Grimes.

Winners, Finalists and Consolation

Women 2.5
Champions: Mindy Spurrier,  Donna Suire; Finalists: Heather Burns, Jamie Edwards; Consolation: Nita Dupas, Shelly Baker

Spurrier and Suire

Burns and Edwards

Baker and Dupas






Women 3.0
Champions: Megan Beecham, Loren Brown; Finalists:  Laurie McKnight, Heidi Morton; Consolation: Jennifer Beck, Regina Hester

Beecham and Brown

Morton and McKnight

Beck and Hester





Women 3.5
Champions: Terry Favaloro, Tracey Graham; Finalists: Michele Shamburger, Susan Smith; Consolation: Angelle Chaney, Starr Sanford

Favaloro and Graham

Smith and Shamburger

Chaney and Sanford






Women 4.0
Champions: Denise Roussel, Lyndal Garidel; Finalists: Liz Sherman, Ashley Vicknair; Consolation: Bonnie Coates, Cindy Plaia

Roussel and Garidel

Sherman and Vicknair

Coates and Plaia






Men 3.0
Champions: Kevin Hanemann, Brad Morgan; Finalists: Tuan Le, Tien Pham; Consolation: Thomas Miglicco, Travis Miglicco

Morgan and Hanemann

Le and Pham

Miglicco and Miglicco






Men 3.5
Champions: Sean Teague, Zachary Stafford; Finalists: Lee Koschel, Michael Beychok; Consolation: Nawazuddin (Nick) Khaja, Muhammad Riaz

Teague and Stafford

Koschel and Beychok

Riaz and Khaja






Men 4.0
Champions:  Jason Hawkins, Alysius Allen; Finalists: Val Suico, Colin Sutton; Consolation: Beau Brock, Brad Dupont

Hawkins and Allen

Sutton and Suico

Dupont and Brock

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