Local 8th Grader Takes Home National Championship

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The 2016 UTSA National Hard Court Championships took place last weekend in Georgia, and an El Pasoan acme out on top.  8th grader Gianna Pielet took home the national championship in singles, and also took second in doubles.  Gianna is the daughter of El Paso Country Club Director of Tennis Doug Pielet.  

Before we start talking Olympics and representing the United States, Gianna is pretty set on where she would like to play tennis in the future.

“I would like to college first and see where I’m at. Maybe later I can try a couple pro tournaments to see how I do,” said Gianna. Her father, Doug, added, “It is very tough watching your children compete. There’s nothing you can do to help them. They are out there by themselves. Win or lose, all you can do is tell them great job and keep giving them unconditional love.”

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