March 2018 Winners!

We are very thankful for a beautiful, but windy March fun tournament.  We appreciate all of you who played and attended the luncheon, and especially to our subs who filled in at the last minute so that we could fill all of our courts!  Please remember that if you register and must cancel, please try to find subs, especially if the courts and brackets have been assigned.  Members pay to play a minimum of three sets and a team cancellation causes people to have to sit and miss out on playing one of their sets.  We also have a no refund policy for cancellations.  We must pay for a minimum number of dinners no matter if we have that many or not, so your luncheon spot is counted when you register.  We realize that some cancellations are unavoidable, but it really helps if you can find a sub!

Due to tax law changes and new requirements, BRWTA incurred expenses hiring a tax attorney and CPA to file for non-profit status on our behalf with the Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service.  These expenses as well as computer updates/expenses has depleted our small savings forcing us to increase our annual membership dues for next season.  Currently, annual membership is $21 and will remain at that rate for the end of this tournament season which ends in May.    

Thanks again to all of our court captains!!!  Our next tournament is on Monday, April 9th, we hope to see all of you there!  

Here are our March winners:

3.0 Highland Park – Court Captain – Julie Purdy

1st place – Rhonda Rayborn and Rhonda Searcy

2nd place – Debbie Hymel and Paily Lightsey

3.0 Independence – Court Captain – Leslie Fernandez

1st place – Alison Williams and Alysia Graves

2nd place – Linda Williams and Lisa Sanner

3.5 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Waguespack

1st place – Kimberly Jones and Lisa Raiford

2nd place – Mary Kay Devillier and Carol Naquin

3.5 Independence – Court Captain – Nancy Garland

1st place – Audrey Braud and Nancy Garland

2nd place – Cathy Bass and Angela Angelloz

50s/3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain – Terri Ducote

1st place – Diane McGowan and Missy Ryan

2nd place – Barbara Chalmers and Judi Allen

50s/3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain – Carol Moore

1st place – Patti Nelson and Ingrid Osuna

2nd place – Wendy Elliott and Arlene Brignac

7.5 Highland – Court Captain – Amber Owens

1st place – Amber Owens and Betsy Bernhard

2nd place – Heidi Morton and Lissa Gaffney

See you next month,

Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018


We have board openings for the 2018-2019 Fun Tournament Season.  If you are interested in giving about an hour or so each month to Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association, please contact one of the board members at! 


Thanks for your consideration! 


Julie Waguespack, 2016-2018 President

Mindy Lovell, Vice President


February 2018 WINNERS!

Thanks everyone for playing in the February fun tournament.  The weather was chilly but I think everyone enjoyed the day!  As always, we’d like to say thanks to our court captains!  We appreciate you each and every month.  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to those of you whose partners had to cancel and you found a sub!   A lot of work goes into coordinating courts and brackets, reserving courts, etc.  One team dropping after the brackets are done, throws all registered teams in that bracket off, so if you have to cancel, we’d love for you to find a sub and let us know.  Please remember, if you and your same partner win a bracket twice, you are required to play up the next tournament.  If you win three times without the same partner, you are required to play up next tournament.  This is only in effect for the current tournament year.  Our system cannot monitor that, so we rely on all of you to keep it in mind when registering.  

Here are our February winners:

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain – Carole Wilkins

1st place – Debbie Schott and Crystal Welch

2nd place – Alison Williams and Alysia Graves

3.0 Highland – Court Captain – Carol Moore

1st place – Carol Moore and Trish dAquin

2nd place – Darla Kling and Donna Barbier

3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain – Sandra Rubenstein

1st place – Ingrid Osuna and Patti Nelson

2nd place – Audrey Braud and Terri Bond

3.5 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Purdy

1st place – Lissa Gaffney and Roz Landes

2nd place – Gerry Mackay and Lesley Halphen

4.0 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Waguespack

1st place – Betsy Bernhard and Amber Owens

2nd place – Jackie Westerfield and Heidi Morton

50s 3.0 Highland – Court Captain – Diane McGowan

1st place – Diane McGowan and Susan Barry

2nd place – Sybil Rhodes and Rhonda Searcy

Our next tournament is scheduled for March 12th!!  League coordinators have ok’d Senior captains to reschedule courts for players wanting to play BRWTA.

See you next month,

Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018

December 2017 Winners!

It is hard to believe that our season is already half over.  There will be no January tournament, next tournament will be February 5th!  Thanks so much for the TOYS 4 TOTS donations!  We are very proud to partner with them every year and help make Christmas a little happier for those families needing help!

Have any of you ever considered serving on our BRWTA Board?  We will have a position open for the 2018 season and would love to have some fresh ideas join us!  We also appreciate feedback from our members and have heard that many of the long-time members are interested in playing new people.  We have gotten a few requests to host a combo tournament and are working towards a member/guest combo format possibly later in the season if our tech support guys are available to add combo levels on the registration drop down menu.  Keep those ideas coming, we are listening and love hearing from you.  Great tournament this month….here are the winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Diane McGowan

1st Place – Lisa Raiford & Melissa Thompson

2nd Place – Debra Sledge & Tippy Thomassie

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Leslie Fernandez

1st Place – Claudette Bourque & Paily Lightsey

2nd Place – Gloria Murphy & Meghan Middleton

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Brenda Felps & Debra O’neil

2nd Place – Keri Gauldin & Lisa Thomas

50s/3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Damona Guillera

1st Place – Rhonda Searcy & Sybil Rhodes

2nd Place – Damona Guillera & Vicki Proffitt

50s/3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Nancy Garland

1st Place – Patti Nelson & Terri Ducote

2nd Place – Nancy Garland & Arlene Brignac

4.0/7.5 – Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Mindy Lovell & Heidi Morton

2nd Place – Shawna Gardiner & Kyle Barker

Thanks for a great month!  Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018 



November 2017 Winners!

Thanks so much to all of our vendors who made the Shopping Bazaar so much fun and such a success!  The tournament turnout was great this month and we loved having some new members & some former members join us this month, and hope that we continue to grow our membership!  We appreciate all donations made to the Baton Rouge Food Bank today, we are all so very blessed!!  Thanks to our court captains each month who keep us organized during tournament play!  We do apologize for a few mix-ups in announcing winners today, several courts came down to number of games and even a tie that required a coin toss!

Here are the November winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Damona Guillera

1st Place – Damona Guillera & Lisa Raiford

2nd Place – Deedee Bahlinger & Debbie Hymel

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Carol Moore

1st Place – Marsha Jabour & Kay Lambert

2nd Place – Carol Moore & Tricia DAquin

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Shannon LeDoux

1st Place – Kim Elston & Jean Gremillion

2nd Place – Mikki Robert & Cindy Keith

50s/3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Diane McGowan

1st Place – Debbie Schott & Lisa Sanner

2nd Place – Diane McGowan & Vicki Proffitt

50s/3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Sandra Rubenstein

1st Place – Roz Landes & Paula Broussard

2nd Place – Patti Nelson & Ingrid Osuna

7.5 – Forest Park – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Shawna Gardiner & Keri Gauldin

2nd Place – Jackie Westerfield & Julie Purdy (tie/coin toss)


Next month’s tournament date is December 11, 2017, Christmas theme & is our Toys for Toys Drive!  

My last thank-you goes to our BRWTA Board members who do so much behind the scenes to organize these tournaments! 

Thanks for a great month!  Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018 



October 2017 Winners!

Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and play today!  We appreciate all of you who dressed in costume and Halloween spirit!   We had a great turnout and the rain held off for us to finish with no issues!  Lunch was great and so were the prizes!  We also appreciate Family Road donating a pumpkin for a door prize and thank those of you who were able to donate to their worthy cause!

Here are the October winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Susan Barry

1st Place – Lesley Halphen & Lisa Raiford

2nd Place – Debbie Hymel & Jada Mayon

3.0 Independence – Court Captain:  Carole Wilkins

1st Place – Joanne Harvey & Carole Wilkins

2nd Place – Sybil Rhodes & Damona Guillera

3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Keri Gauldin

1st Place – Keri Gauldin & Shawna Gardiner

2nd Place – Nancy Garland & Cindy Keith

50s/3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Terri Ducote

1st Place – Wendy Elliott & Linda Williams

2nd Place – Terri Ducote & Rhonda Rayborn

50s/3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Sandra Rubenstein & Mary Miller

2nd Place – Janice Casaday & Bonnie Russ

7.5 – Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Julie Waguespack & Mindy Lovell

2nd Place – Renee Simoneaux & Alena Prejean

BEST COSTUME – Lisa Raiford & Lesley Halphen

Runners Up – Wendy Elliott & Linda Williams

Next month’s tournament date is November 13, 2017 & is our Holiday Shopping Bazaar!   If you’d like to have a booth at the Bazaar, please contact Mindy Lovell at

We will also have Food Bank barrels set up for canned goods collections or for monetary donations!

Thanks for a great month!  Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018 



September 2017 Winners!

Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and play today and for all of you wearing red, white and blue in honor and remembrance of 9/11/2001!  Attendance was still pretty low this month, combo league probably has contributed, make up matches and people who played mixed doubles state over the weekend.  We are hoping for a better turnout in October!!  The weather was perfect, the food was delish and the prizes were great again!!

Here are the September winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Debbie Schott

1st Place – Sybil Rhodes & Lisa Thomas

2nd Place – Alison Williams & Julie Zartman

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Keri Gauldin & Kyle Barker

2nd Place – Cindy Keith & Brenda Felps

4.0/7.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Jackie Westerfield & Joronda Northcutt

2nd Place – Renee Simoneaux & Dee LaBauve

50s 3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Diane McGowan

1st Place – Diane McGowan & Terri Ducote

2nd Place – Barbara Chalmers & Judi Allen

50s 3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Joycelyn LeBlanc

1st Place – Janice Casaday & Faye Aydell

2nd Place – Patti Nelson & Ingrid Osuna

Next month’s tournament date is October 9, 2017!!!



August 2017 Winners!

Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and play this month!  August is usually our lowest month for participation, so we look forward to seeing more members in September.  We are thankful that the rain held off, but are hoping for cooler temperatures soon! 

Here are the August winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Donna Barbier & Darla King

2nd Place – Gloria Murphy & Kim Jones

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Shannon LeDoux & Amber Owens

2nd Place – Kyle Barker & Lisa Thomas

50s 3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Debbie Schott

1st Place – Debbie Schott & Missy Ryan

2nd Place – Terri Ducote & Susan Barry

50s 3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Joycelyn LeBlanc

1st Place – Linda Williams & Marilyn Ober

2nd Place – Mikki Robert & Arlene Brignac

7.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Mindy Lovell

1st Place – Jackie Westerfield & Betsy Bernhard

2nd Place – Mindy Lovell & Charlotte Pugh

Next month’s tournament date is September 11, 2017!!!



Welcome Back Members to the 2017-2018 BRWTA Season!

Welcome back to a new season of Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association of LA, LLC!  Our first fun tournament will be Monday, August 14th, and will be a Member/Guest tournament.  Our tournament coordinator will open the tournament on July 24th.  Please feel free to invite a guest that may be interested in joining.  Many of you may need to renew your membership in order to register.  Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to call on any of the Board Members for help!   

We were fortunate enough to have all of our Board Members continue this season.  If you think you may be interested in serving as a Board Member in the future, please let us know!  Our tournament schedule for the 2017-2018 season is listed below, so mark your calendars and we will see you on the courts! 

BRWTA 2017-2018 Fun Tournaments:

August 14, 2017

September 11, 2017

October 9, 2017

November 13, 2017 – Shopping Bazaar

December 11, 2017


February 5, 2018

March 12, 2018

April 9, 2018

May 14, 2018

We look forward to seeing you in August and also to serve as your Board Members for the coming year!

Julie Waguespack, President

Mindy Lovell, Vice President

Diane McGowan, Secretary

Terri Ducote, Treasurer

Julie Purdy, Tournament Coordinator

Rhonda Rayborn, Prize Coordinator

Jackie Westerfield, Membership

Susan Barry, Historian/Publicity

Debbie Schott, Past President