Bramlett wins first challenge

May 22, 2013


Jeff Bramlett has bragging rights on the Pecan Plantation tennis courts for at least the next year.

Bramlett, teaming with Marko Boskovic, a 22-year-old Serbian, defeated Gonzalo Nunez and his partner, 25-year-old James Ingrahm from Barbados, 6-2 in their annual exhibition match.

The match is part of the annual Hood County News Tennis Festival.

“It was part of the master plan for him to win all those before,” said Bramlett with a grin.

“But nobody beats Jeff Bramlett 19 times in a row.”

Actually, it was only three times in the good-natured contest that is part of the annual festival to raise awareness of tennis in Hood County.

“This is off my bucket list now,” said Bramlett.

“The other times he was always ahead, but I was able to come from behind,” said Nunez, adding with a chuckle, “I’m not sure how.”

There would be no comeback this time, however, as Bramlett and Boskovic jumped out to a 4-0 lead.

Boskovic was the No. 1 juniors player in his age group in Serbia from age 12-18. He played professionally one year and is now the No. 1 player at Ouchita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark.

Ingrahm was also the No. 1 player in his country’s age groups from 10-18. He recently graduated from Ouachita and is going to Concordia University in Nebraska to pursue a masters degree in business.

Both are teaching tennis at an academy in Midlothian this summer.



Former Granbury High golfer Paloma Nunez was on hand for the Festival and announced she is leaving for Switzerland this week to work in an art museum.

“I decided after I graduated (from the University of Texas) that I really like art history,” said Nunez, who led the Lady Pirates to the 2009 4A State Tournament.

“And that is part of European studies (her major).”

Nunez said she is also looking at furthering her education in London.


Lindsey Mueller, who qualified for regional tennis at both the 5A level as a sophomore and 4A as a senior, will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in Geospatial Science on May 29 from the United States Air Force Academy and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant.

She will be a logistics officer stationed at the Eielson Base in Alaska.

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