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For the week of July 12 through July 18, 2000

Scribner tops Warm Springs tennis players

At Fourth of July holiday weekend tournament

Warm Springs Tennis Club head pro Mark Scribner had himself a big holiday weekend July 1-4 during the 14th annual Warm Springs Open.

Scribner rallied to capture men’s Open singles and added men’s Open doubles and mixed doubles titles to his collection at the end of the four-day Independence Day tournament.

"He’s the man," said fellow Warm Springs tennis pro David Perry about Scribner. And Perry knew, firsthand.

In the men’s Open singles semi-finals, Scribner dropped a first-set tiebreaker to defending men’s singles champ Perry and then used a strong serving game to outlast his top-seeded younger rival 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3.

Perry said, "In the second set I broke Mark the first game. But I played a loose game at 1-0 and, after that I lost my focus. Mark broke me early in the third set and served huge the rest of the match."

Fourth-seeded Scribner kept his focus and toppled #3-seeded Sun Valley Tennis Club pro Kie Foreman 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 in the championship match. Foreman had beaten #2-seeded Kurt Haggstrom 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in another exciting semi-final.

Scribner teamed with longtime doubles partner Haggstrom to win men’s Open doubles. It was their sixth Warm Springs Open doubles championships in seven years.

And, in a fitting touch, Scribner and Lauren Drew—the Community School junior-to-be he has coached to two straight Idaho Class B prep girls’ singles titles—got together for the mixed Open doubles triumph.

The women’s Open singles winner was Ashley Dille of Twin Falls, the 2000 Idaho State Class A girls’ singles champion. Second place went to Britt Palmedo of Sun Valley.

A total 45 singles entries plus 44 doubles teams competed July 1-4 in 15 classes on the Ketchum creekside courts. Sponsoring the holiday tournament was Sturtevants of Ketchum.

Next up at Warm Springs, with a similar format, is the Labor Day Open Sept. 1-4. All entries must be received by Aug. 29. Besides Open classes, women’s classes will range from 3.0-5.0, men’s from 3.5 to 5.0.

Other holiday results:




Men’s 4.5/5.0—In the championship match, #1-seeded George Maurtua prevailed 5-7, 6-1, 6-0 over unseeded Dean Rutherford.

Semi-final winners were Maurtua 6-0, 6-1 over Mark Pynn, and Rutherford upset #2-seeded Rob Norwood 6-2, 6-1.

Men’s 4.0—In the final, it was Jack Crawford 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 over Justin Bogdanovitch.

Semi-final victors were Crawford 6-1, 6-2 over Perry Palmedo, and Bogdanovitch 1-6, 6-0, 6-3 over Vince Falco.

Men’s 3.5—Bob Dorgin 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 over Herb Alexander.

Women’s Open—In the round-robin contest, Ashley Dille prevailed 6-0, 6-1 over Colleen Enright; 6-4, 6-3 over Lauren Drew; and 7-5, 7-6 (3) over Britt Palmedo. Runner-up Palmedo got past Lauren Drew 6-1, 6-2 and Enright 6-0,6-0.

Women’s 3.5—Maggie Borbonus earned first place, and Charlotte Alexander captured second place.




Men’s Open—Top-seeded Mark Scribner and Kurt Haggstrom 6-4, 7-6 (3) over #2-seeded Kie Foreman and David Perry.

Men’s 4.5/5.0—First place went to Frank Ward and Todd Bowen. Second place winners were Mark Pynn and Dean Rutherford.

Men’s 4.0—Steve Carr and Ken Carr 6-2, 6-2 over Tony Blair and Tom Streit.

Men’s 3.5—First place winners were Bob Seibel and John Hepworth. Taking second place were Steve Berks and Dan Berks.

Women’s 4.0—In the final, it was Lauren Drew and Colleen Enright winning 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 over Susan Flynt and Debbie Gomulka.

Semi-final results were Drew and Enright 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 over Chio Parten and Peggy Griswold, while Flynt and Gomulka advanced 6-1, 6-1 over Juli Webb and Jodi Hunt.

Women’s 3.5—Barbara Bartik and Margaret Haase were the first-place winners, and Katharine Judd teamed up with Marlene Lehman for second place.

Mixed Open—In the championship match, Mark Scribner and Lauren Drew took the title 6-2, 6-2 over Chancey Martin and Britt Palmedo.

Semi-final winners were Scribner and Drew 6-3, 6-0 over #2-seeded Mark Fuller and Ashley Dille, while Martin and Palmedo prevailed 6-4, 6-4 over top-seeded Kurt Haggstrom and Katie Sanders.

Mixed 4.0—Championship match winners were Frank Ward and Judi Migliori 6-2, 6-2 over Jack Crawford and Alma Mills.

In the semi-finals, Ward and Migliori were 6-1, 6-2 winners over Mark Pynn and Kelly Weston, and Crawford and Mills got past L.R. Williams and Barbara Bartik 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.

Mixed 3.5—First place went to Ken Carr and Cindy Carr. The second-place winners were Gus Vance and Margaret Haase.


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