For the week of July 7, 1999  thru July 13, 1999  

Perry, Palmedo capture Warm Springs singles

Independence Day tennis tourney

Jerome’s David Perry survived a tough semi-final match and advanced to capture the men’s Open singles title of the 26th annual Fourth of July tennis tournament at Warm Springs Tennis Club Monday.

A total 79 singles entries plus 72 doubles teams competed Saturday through Monday in 23 classes on the Ketchum creekside courts. Providing gift certificates were sponsors Sturtevants and Sushi on Second.

Perry outlasted Sun Valley Tennis pro Kie Foreman 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 6-3 in the semi-final. Avenging a split-set semi-final loss in last year’s Independence Day tourney, Perry ($200) then defeated Warm Springs pro Kurt Haggstrom ($100) 6-2, 6-2 in the title match.

Defending champion Haggstrom had beaten Steven Serratore of Los Angeles in the semi-final to advance.

Women’s Open singles winner was Britt Palmedo 6-0, 6-0 over reigning Idaho Class B girls’ singles champion Lauren Drew.

Palmedo lost only two games in her three tournament matches. Drew, meanwhile, was a 6-4, 6-2 winner in each of her preliminaries. Semi-finalists in women’s Open were Colleen Enright and Laura Guth.

Other championship match results and selected semi-final outcomes from the Warm Springs holiday tournament, which saw a substantial increase in participants and classes over 1998:


Men’s 5.0—Chad Vaughn of Boise 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 over Mike Harvey of Boise. In the semi-finals, Vaughn prevailed 6-3, 6-4 over Scott Gableman and Harvey made the final 6-3, 6-3 over Robert Sterk.

Men’s 4.5—Brent Bungard 6-1, 6-3 over John Sofro. Earlier in the tournament, Bungard defeated Mark Pynn 6-2, 6-7, 6-4 and Dave Clark 6-3, 6-4.

Men’s 4.0—Dean Rutherford 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 over Phil Ellis.

Men’s 3.5—Mike Curry of Boise 6-4, 6-4 over Aaron Merzlock. Merzlock had a tough semi-final, beating Cory Mecham 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 (7-5).

Men’s 3.0—Dave Massie 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 over Tom Lyda.

Women’s 4.5—Susan Silva 7-5, 7-5 over Michelle Rutherford.

Women’s 4.0—Sandy Martin 6-2, 6-1 over Chiyo Parten.

Women’s 3.5—Jill Brennan 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 over Patricia Morris.

Women’s 3.0—Judy Strand of Boise 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 over Irene Asher. In the semi-finals, Strand won 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Renee Parry while Asher survived 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 over Gwen Thornfeldt.


Men’s Open—Kurt Haggstrom and David Perry by default over Kie Foreman and Steven Serratore.

In the semi-finals, Haggstrom and Perry escaped with a 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over Brian Johnson and Mike Machado.

Men’s 5.0—Chad Vaughn and Mike Harvey of Boise 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 over Jeff Roth and David Carter.

The six-team 5.0 doubles division was very competitive. In the semi-finals, eventual champions Vaughn and Harvey won 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 over Robert Sterk and Michael Caven, while Roth and Carter were 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 winners over Brian Johnson and Eric Thornfeldt of Boise.

Sterk and Caven’s quarterfinal triumph went to three tiebreakers. They won 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5) over George Maurtua and Scott Gableman.

Men’s 4.0—Frank Ward and Todd Bowen won three matches in straight sets including their 6-2, 6-4 title match victory over Dean Rutherford and Phil Ellis.

Men’s 3.5—Cory Mecham and Dustin Mecham 6-2, 6-4 over James Gruber and Bruce Bergquist.

Women’s Open—Britt Palmedo and Brittain Palmedo 6-0, 6-1 over Whitney Palmedo and Colleen Enright. In the semis, it was Whitney Palmedo and Enright 6-7, 7-5, 6-2 over Laura Guth and Lindsay Burt.

Women’s 4.0—Juli Jones Webb and Elizabeth Elroy 6-2, 6-3 over Alma Mills and Nancy Thomas.

Women’s 3.5—Katharine Judd and Marlene Lehman over Janice Duncan and Paula Barovetto.

Women’s 3.0—Cindy Carr and Leslie Cook 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 over Judy Strand and Ruth Fritz-Gableman.

Mixed Open—Ahren Hart and George Maurtua 6-1, 6-2 over Britt and Peter Palmedo.

Mixed 4.5—Lupe Betancur-Azbill and Ken Azbill of Boise 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 over Susan Silva and Ken Carr.

Mixed 4.0—Judi Migliori and Frank Ward 6-3, 7-5 over Alma Mills and Dean Rutherford.

Mixed 3.0—Angie Berman and Dave Massie 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) over Sue Clements and Steve Clements.



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