Servinsky again wins county Open


Matt Servinsky's second straight men's single title highlighted Friday's finals of the ninth annual County Open Tennis Tournament at Annapolis High School.

The 18-year-old Mount St. Mary's-bound right-hander rolled through his draw without losing a single set, topping 1991 finalist Bill Kamenoff, a 48-year-old Annapolitan, 7-5, 6-3.

In the last match of the night, Servinsky, the defending county and regional high school boys singles champ, teamed up with his father, David, to capture the tourney's doubles championship in what tournament director Keith Murphy called "the most exciting match of the evening."

The father-son pair edged Ashley Myers and Shawn Pickering in a three-set dandy, 6-7 (8-6), 7-6 (11-9), and 7-5, concluding what Murphy considered "the toughest draw of the tournament."

Old Mill's Janice Kurzmiller dumped Severna Park's Leslie Adlam to take first in the women's open singles, 6-2, 6-1, while the experienced tandem of Kathleen Ward and Ann Clemmitt had little trouble with youngsters Katie Laidley of Severna Park and Stacy Barton of Pasadena, winning 6-1, 6-0.

Laidley, an all-around athlete and two-year standout guard on the Anne Arundel Community College women's basketball team, is headed to Shepherd (W.Va.) College to complete her eligibility.

The men's 35-and-over finals produced an all-Baltimore area final, as John Eversly of Dundalk disposed of Frank Nwankwo of Baltimore 6-3, 6-1.

The tournament also fielded men's and women's Novice Singles divisions, which featured no-ad, three-out-of-five set scoring instead of the conventional best-of-three sets format.

Tom Lee beat Allen Anderson in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 in the men's title matchup, while Nancy Mellin turned back Beth Spencer in a four-set affair, 6-3, 5 -7, 6-2, 6-3.

"This was a fun tournament to say the least," said Murphy. "We drew 82 people, and there were a total of 65 matches throughout the week. Everything went smoothly and the weather was excellent all week long."

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