2009 "LITTLE MO" INTERNATIONAL OPEN
presented by Babolat
at Club Med Sandpiper
Port Saint Lucie, Florida>
December 15-19, 2009
Thursday, December 17th-Day Three Qualifying
There wasn't much tennis today as the rain was blanketing the courts.
The bad news was that the rain held back all but a few matches on this last day of the "Little Mo" Internationals, however, there were enough matches completed in each age division to declare the qualifers for the main draw. In the meantime, players still had plenty of fun at Club Med Sandpiper, inside the circuis tent, playing ping pong and cardsand definitely enjoying the food (probably the best buffet selection I've seen at an all-inclusive).
Thursday ended with the main draw opening ceremony. There was a parade of countries and then each player introduced themselves and announced where they were from. Qualifiers were given awards to recognize their achievement. The ceremony was led by Tournament Director Rick Workman and speakers included the daughter of "Little Mo," Cindy Brinker Simmons, who spoke about her mother and sportsmanship.
Friday's forecast is not looking to good, but let's hope for at least a little sunshine
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