The Martha Ries Memorial Ethics and Service Award will be awarded for the first time at the 2017 Dow Tennis Classic. This award will be given to the player who exhibits exemplary ethics on and off the court and unselfish service to the tennis community in Midland and the World.

This award will be presented in memory of former Dow Corning Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Martha Ries, who passed away in May, 2016. Ries' niece Kayla Day is a top junior tennis player who will be playing in this year's Tennis Classic. Kayla Day achieved the No.1 Junior World ranking this Summer after winning the Junior U.S. Open and reaching the semifinals at Junior Wimbledon.