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Men's Metro Atlanta $1000 Open Division and Combined Ladders wrap up season

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Fall seasons wrapped up Tuesday December 17 with clear winners in the Men’s $1000 Ladder and the Men’s Metro Atlanta.

David Bennett and Davis Dawson snagged first place titles. Both ladders gave out prizes.

Bennett, a student at Kennesaw State University, won the Men’s Combined ladder. “It’s about having fun,” said Bennett. “I did play in the ‘big’ (open) ladder,” he said. But, the enjoyment of match play drove Bennett to climb his way to No. 1 on the Combined ladder. “I play because it’s fun. The prizes aren’t the motivating factor for me.”

Dawson ran away with the Men’s Open Ladder and $520 in cash to boot. Not bad for playing tennis on your free time.

Also up for grab for Fall Season players, a Wilson BLX Juice 100 racquet and a John Isner autographed tennis ball. The racquet goes to the player who completed the most matches while the signed Isner ball will be raffled off. Your name goes in the raffle hat every time you play a match.

How did Top10 Challenge Ladders come to be?

Born out of frustration with the current formats offered in the Metro Atlanta area, Top10 ladders were created. Mikiel Arnold, Sebastian Marulanda and Frank Solana thought there had to be a better way. “We wanted to play more than five – seven matches a season, “said Arnold, Top10’s President.

Using the existing formats of ALTA, USTA as a “let’s not do it this way” marker, the team came up the ladder.

Gone is the date concept. “You go up and down the ladder,” said Arnold. “If you want to take a two-week vacation mid-season, you don’t have to worry about letting your team down, or about there being a division to mess-up.”

Gone is the team concept. It’s just you against your opponents and your ladder standing.

Added is the amount of times you can play. As long as you follow the short list of rules, you can play as often as you like.

Increased play wasn’t the only factor in the equation. The trio wanted the ladders to be fun, flexible, yet competitive. They are tweaking the point system and always looking for ways to add prizes into the season’s playing stakes.

Players can sign up for singles, doubles or mixed, fun ladders and pay-out ladders.

Combined Prizes include:

1. $100 Serious Tennis gift card.
2. $50 Serious Tennis gift card.
3. $25 Serious Tennis gift card.
4th-10th. Half-off promo code for next season.

Arnold says it’s not too late to sign up for Winter Season, registration is open in both the Combined and Open ladders. He also says players can expect more payout places as the ladder grows.

Are you up for a challenge?

Full results listed below:

Men's $1000 Ladder

1 Davis Dawson $520 cash prize
2 Frank Solana
3 Aaron Krisan
4 Ivo Horak
5 Adam Laborde
6 John Baker
7 David Bennett
8 Nathan Black
9 Denis Sergeychik
10 Warren Robinson

This ladder's payout and places paid will increase as the ladder grows. Register now for the Men's $1000 Winter Ladder.

Metro Atlanta Men's Combined Ladder

1 David Bennett $100 Serious Tennis Gift Card
2 Jeff Heatwole $50 Serious Tennis Gift Card
3 Glenn Walkup $25 Serious Tennis Gift Card
4 Mikiel Arnold 50% off promo code
5 Michael Thimsen 50% off promo code
6 Tom Nguyen 50% off promo code
7 Charles Bright 50% off promo code
8 Eric Gaare 50% off promo code
9 Brad Bahret 50% off promo code
10 Josh Heath 50% off promo code

Promo Prizes Winners

Winner of the John Isner Autographed US Open tennis ball is Charles Bright.

Jeff Heatwole walks away with the Wilson BLX Juice 100.

Arnold added, "Congratulations to all our winners this past season. Don't miss out on all the fun and great prizes next season. Register today."

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