Valley Club assistant tennis professional Brett Van Linge waltzed to the Men’s Open Singles championship of the Lyle Pearson 4th of July Tennis Championships Sunday at Sun Valley Tennis Club.
Linge, 29, a product of Irvine Woodbridge High School and Cal Poly, hailing now from San Luis Obispo, Ca., dropped only 12 games in winning four straight-set matches to place first in the 20-player top-flight class.
He defeated Josh Goodwin of Pocatello 6-0, 6-1 in Sunday’s championship match that wrapped up a three-day holiday event sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, Sun Valley Resort and Lyle Pearson Motors of Boise.
Goodwin, a recent Century High School graduate, won three Idaho State 4A boys’ singles championships in his four-year high school career—losing only to Ketchum’s Karl Wilander in a 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 semi-final of the 2012 high school tournament won by Wood River’s Wilander.
Van Linge also teamed with fellow Valley Club assistant tennis pro Jake Davis of Layton, Utah to win Men’s Open Doubles title 7-5, 6-3 over defending 4th of July champs Anthony Hunt of Boise and Tyler Neill of Pocatello.
Tournament director John Perry said there were 155 players in 247 events. There were 18 classes—eight men’s classes, six women’s categories and four in mixed.
Open Mixed Doubles winners in the round robin were Kevin Conner and Sydney Conner of Boise. Sydney Conner also claimed the Women’s Open Singles championship in the round-robin format for that class.
Among local players, Barbara Figge and Kris Miller won the Women’s 4.5 doubles championship with three victories. Figge and Miller added the Women’s 4.0 Doubles title with four match wins including a tough 6-7, 6-1, 10-7 quarterfinal win over Amanda Alexander of Sun Valley and Darlene Miller of Star.
Top results involving local players follow for the 2013 Independence Day meet, with complete top class results on today’s Web Site. Next up is the Labor Day tennis tournament Aug. 31-Sept. 2 on the Sun Valley courts:
Men’s Open championship—Last year’s runner-up Brett Van Linge of San Luis Obispo, Ca. and The Valley Club 6-0, 6-1 over Josh Goodwin of Pocatello, a three-time State 4A boys’ singles king. In the semi-final, Goodwin advanced 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 over Maxwell Sabel of Claremont, Ca., a former Community School student.
Men’s 4.0 championship—Sebastian Uprimny of Salt Lake City, Utah 6-1, 6-1 over Russell Moorhead of Boise.
Consolation final—Jordan Watters of Winter Haven, Fla. 6-1, 6-0 over Tomas Ponce De Leon of San Jose, Ca. (10 players).
Men’s 3.5 championship—Justin Courtial of Boise 6-0, 6-1 over Michael McCarthy of Edmonds, Wash.
Consolation final—John Jacoby of Ketchum 6-2, 6-2 over Curt Martin of Ketchum (10 players).
Women’s 4.0 championship—2012 Idaho State 3A girls’ singles champion Emily Tesnohlidek of Fruitland 6-3, 7-6 over 2013 Idaho State 4A girls’ doubles champion Haley Cutler of Boise and Wood River High School. In the semi-final, Cutler was a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 winner over 2013 State 3A girls’ doubles champion Abby Tesnohlidek of Fruitland.
Men’s Open championship—Valley Club assistant tennis pros Jake Davis of Layton, Utah and Brett Van Linge of San Luis Obispo 7-5, 6-3 over last year’s champs Anthony Hunt of Boise and Tyler Neill of Pocatello.
Consolation final—Nicholas McCollin of Houston and Nick Petterson of Boise 6-3, 6-4 over Bjorn Eide of Sun Valley and Julien Min Fa of Idaho Falls (11 teams).
Men’s 4.0 championship—Pratap Murali and Jason Hausske of Boise 6-4, 1-6, 10-8 over Phil Ellis of Jerome and Robert Welch of Twin Falls.
Consolation final—Herb Alexander of Sun Valley and Justin Walker of Nampa 6-2, 6-1 over Edgar Blair of Sun Valley and Brian Champion of Boise (10 teams).
Men’s 3.5 championship—Roy Atkinson and Justin Courtial of Boise 7-5, 6-1 over Marc Steinberg and Phillip Bear Steinberg of Dallas, Texas.
Consolation final—Michael Jaffe of Edmonds, Wash. and Steve Kotzerke of Kirkland, Wash. 6-3, 6-3 over Jack Daliere of Sun Valley and Jack Kueneman of Ketchum (6 teams).
Women’s 4.5 championship (round robin)—First place: Barbara Figge and Kris Miller of Ketchum. Second place: Lynda Dimick and Jami Garver of Boise (4 teams).
Women’s 4.0 championship—Barbara Figge and Kris Miller of Ketchum 6-2, 7-6 over Amy Bailey and Dawna Buckingham of Boise.
Consolation final—Amanda Alexander of Sun Valley and Darlene Miller of Star 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 over Emily and Abby Tesnohlidek of Fruitland (14 teams).
Women’s 3.5 championship—Colleen Weaver of Ketchum and Sonya Wilander of Sun Valley 7-5, 7-6 over Alex Turnure of Seattle and Stacey Walker of Nampa.
Consolation final—Nancy Auseklis of Sun Valley and Patti Onken of Mesa, Az. 6-2, 6-4 over Mary K. Foust of Sausalito and Cynthia Hills of Tiburon, Ca. (8 teams).
Mixed 8.0 championship—Jason Hausske and Jessica Mitchell of Boise 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 over Robert Clifford and Lisa Dunn of Boise.
Consolation final—Brian Johnson and Valerie Brauner of Boise 7-6, 6-4 over Roger Quarles and Amy Bailey of Boise (11 teams).
Mixed 7.0 championship—Finalists were Justin Walker and Stacey Walker of Nampa, and Greg Knudsen and Ginger Cummins of Boise.
Consolation final winners—Michael Jaffe and Rhonda Jaffe of Edmonds, Wash. 6-0, 7-5 over Clayton Cutler and Chelsea Cutler of Boise (8 teams).