A capital time
team fares well in Boise
Express Staff Writer
accounts, the Capital Invitational prep tennis tournament features no
is a test tougher than your high school science teacher ever dreamed up.
The person across the net wants to carve you up like a Christmas goose and
your next opponent—if there is a next opponent—wants to as well.
School senior Ryan Drew volleys during his straight-set boys’
singles victory over Wood River’s Patrick Brennan last Wednesday at
Ironwood Athletic Club. Defending State Class B singles champ Drew made it
to the semifinals of the main draw of last weekend’s Capital
Invitational in Boise. Express photo by David N. Seelig
weekend’s 24-team tournament attracted some of the biggest Idaho schools
and a few from Oregon and Washington. The two-day Sundance Dodge meet was
staged at various courts around Boise.
It was a
good test for everyone, with state tourneys on the horizon. Community
School coach Mark Scribner explained the tournament’s appeal. "It’s
the competition," he said.
the Cutthroats’ performance, winning their fifth consecutive district
championship this coming weekend at Sun Valley could be a very attainable
Community School finished in a two-way tie for 10th place with 189 points.
Boise claimed the meet, amassing 278. Hermiston, Ore. was runner-up with
255 points and host Capital placed third with 253.
kid did exceptionally well," Scribner said. "All went to the
Amy Alexander (6-0) won the championship in #3 girls singles by way of a
6-2, 6-1 victory over Jamie Cimmiyotti of Hermiston.
player, Alexander did not drop a single game on the first day and ran up a
4-0 mark (including a bye) in Saturday’s championship play.
Woodyard, Wood River junior, returns a ball during her girls’
doubles match with partner Ashley Lakey Wednesday in Hailey. Woodyard won
district girls’ doubles last year and placed third at state. Express
photo by David N. Seelig
State Class B boys’ singles champ Ryan Drew, a senior, made it to the
semifinals of the main draw before bowing to eventual runner-up John Hieb
of Twin Falls, 6-3, 6-3. Drew’s only other loss was to the tourney’s
champion, Evan Specht of Centennial.
played great," Scribner said.
Martin, a freshman, qualified for the semifinals in #2 boys’ singles,
before getting knocked off by champion Morgan Keller of Bishop Kelly.
champions, both seniors, faced off in the quarterfinals of #1 girls’
singles. Three-time defending Class B singles titlist Lauren Drew of The
Community School clashed with Class A queen Lindsay Bennion of Idaho
the first set 6-3. Drew took the second 6-4 and Bennion came back to claim
the tiebreaker 7-4.
senior Tami Parten duplicated Lauren’s feat in #2 girls singles, losing
in a tiebreaker in the quarterfinals.
Fostvedt and Joel Evans cruised to a 3-0 record in boys’ #1 doubles, but
had to head home so Evans could take the SAT college entrance test.
In #2 boys’
doubles, Lee Gurney and Chadd Montgomery advanced to the main draw with a
2-1 mark and won a match before bowing out.
lost to a very good team from Madison," Scribner said.
the only word to describe Langely McNeal and Josh Kantor’s tournament.
mixed pair from Ketchum went 1-2 Friday, but the seniors marched through
the consolation bracket, winning three matches before falling in the
High School’s senior girls’ doubles tandem of Brisa Ayub and Katie
Dondero won all five of their matches Saturday to finish third in
consolation. They finished 6-2 over two days.
other Wolverine entries in the Capital Invitational made it into Saturday’s
consolation action and gained valuable court time, Hailey coach Kirk Mason
clash between the two local prep tennis teams went The Community School’s
way with the Cutthroats winning 9-3 in Hailey Wednesday.
Valley swept singles and boys’ doubles and won #1 mixed doubles.
match had Ketchum’s Chadd Montgomery and Lee Gurney outlasting Danny
Gariepy and Tristan Potters of Hailey 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 to win #2 boys’
and Langely McNeal prevailed in three sets over Hailey’s Honza Walter
and Kiette Tucker in #1 mixed.
Cutthroats end the regular season by hosting Twin Falls, today, Wednesday,
May 8, 3:30 p.m. at Warm Springs.
will be interesting to play Twin. They won the state championship two
years ago. I think we can push them 8-4 or 7-5 if things go our way,"
Tennis Club is the site of the 2002 district tennis tournament, Friday and
Saturday, May 10-11.
Boys #1—Ryan Drew 4-2 record. #2—Tyler Martin 4-1. #3—John
Kennedy withdrew (back).
Girls #1—Lauren Drew 4-1. #2—Tami Parten 3-2. #3—Amy Alexander
6-0, 1st place.
Boys #1—Luke Fostvedt/Joel Evans 3-0. #2—Chadd Montgomery/Lee
Girls #1—Abby Minford/Joanie Baumgardner 1-4. Girls #2—Pauli
Ochi/Erika Connelly 0-3.
Mixed doubles #1—Langely McNeal/Josh Cantor 4-3. #2—Morgan
LaPeter/J.P. McNeal 0-3.
Wood River 3
Drew (CS) def. Patrick Brennan (WR) 6-1, 6-0. #2—Tyler Martin (CS) def.
Will Hemmings (WR) 6-0, 6-1. #3—John Kennedy (CS) def. William Dubois (WR)
Drew (CS) def. Amanda Parks (WR) 6-1, 6-0. #2—Tami Parten (CS) def.
Amanda Smith (WR) 6-0, 6-0. #3—Amy Alexander (CS) def. Ellie France (WR)
7-6 (7-2), 6-0.
Evans/Luke Fostvedt (CS) def. Tate Mills/Vince Nagashima (WR) 6-4, 6-2. #2—Chadd
Montgomery/Lee Gurney (CS) def. Danny Gariepy/Tristan Potters (WR) 6-4,
Lakey/Jessie Woodyard (WR) def. Abby Minford/Joanie Baumgardner (CS) 6-1,
6-2. 2—Brisa Ayub/Katie Dondero (WR) def. Pauli Ochi/Erika Connelly (CS)
Kantor/Langely McNeal (CS) def. Honza Walter/Kiette Tucker (WR) 6-3, 2-6,
6-1. 2—Edward Sawicz/Allison Kelsey (WR) def. J.P. McNeal/Morgan LaPeter
(CS) 6-1, 7-5.