2021 Mercer Tennis Classic back for 9th year

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)— The Mercer Tennis Classic is back for its 9th year.

Quinn Gleason (in the distance) plays tennis on a practice court ahead of the doubles semi-final Friday.

The weeklong tournament features Women’s Tennis Association professionals ranked 70 and 200 in the world. They’re playing for $80,000 in prize money that will be divided among the winners. The last match of the day started after 2 p.m. on Friday.

We spoke with a semi-finalist in doubles tennis, Quinn Gleason, about her decision to play in the tournament with Catherine Harrison.

“I was going to take a week off but I was sitting on my couch when Cat texted me,” said Gleason. “I was like ‘you know what? I’m going to go it sounds like a good idea.’ I’m definitely glad I came, it worked out.”

Matches start at 11 a.m. Saturday. On Sunday the singles final starts at 1 p.m.

The tournament takes place at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon. It is open to the public, and it’s just $5 a day for tickets.

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