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Kaylah Hodge playing for Dad at Citi Open Wild Card Tournament

Kaylah Hodge playing first match on Sunday morning

It's a big weekend of tennis in the district.

Local players going head to head for a chance at the "big time."

For the next three days, the Citi Open Wild Card Challenge has the spotlight at the tournament grounds on Rock Creek Tennis Center.

The winner of the men and women's singles competition will each receive a wild card into the qualifying rounds of the Citi Open Tennis Tournament, which will be held in six weeks.

Incoming Navy sophomore and Bullis School grad Kaylah Hodge is competing in her first Citi Open Wild Card Tournament.

The Upper Marlboro native started playing tennis at just four years old.

Every time Kaylah goes on the court, she thinks about her father Kevin, who passed away when she was just 11-years-old.

Nine years later, Kaylah is always trying to make her dad proud.

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