2013 Lighthouse Festival tennis results

By Jeff Gilbert | Sep 11, 2013

Kamiak High School once again played host to a highly competitive Lighthouse Festival Tennis Tournament on Aug. 23-25.

The fifth annual festival tournament was played on the freshly resurfaced Kamiak courts and spectators were witness to the great weather, fine play, and excellent sportsmanship that this young tournament is becoming known for.

Riley Newman, of Freeland, Wash., won in the men’s signature "A" division and Zoe Jovanovich, of Everett, is the women’s “A” champion.

Newman, a member of Seattle University's Men's tennis team prevailed over two-time state singles athlete, Patrick Chung of Cascade High School.

Jovanovich, a Kamiak 2013 graduate and member of the two-time state champion Kamiak Women's team, bested one of the top returning WESCO players, Emily Sandquist of Jackson High School.

Kamiak alums, Sung Yu and Colin Kim, claimed the men's "A" doubles title with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over fellow Kamiak players, Daniel Chung and Joseph Lee.

The women's "A" doubles championship was earned by Zoe Jovanovich and University of Redlands competitor Alyssa Gilbert, also a Kamiak alum.

Alyssa and Patrick Chung combined to win the mixed doubles event in a tightly contested round robin matchup, just besting Steve Kwak and Jen Jungmann, members of Columbia Athletic Club.

In perhaps the best match of the tournament, Mukilteo resident Rob Balen emerged victorious in two tiebreakers over Kevin Gardner to claim the men's "B" singles title.

In another highly competitive battle, Nguyen Tong and Eric Allen prevailed over veterans Dennis Salveson and Nicholas Terbovich for the "B" doubles championship.

In the women's "B" doubles championship, Janet Hammerman and Yumi Ahn were victorious over Ingrid Gilbert and Megan Evernden in a third set tiebreak.

Finally, Kody Newman, younger brother to "A" champion Riley, made it a family affair when he won the "C" singles title over Adam Ivelia, of Snohomish.

A big thank you goes to all participants who continue to support this tournament that benefits the tennis programs at Kamiak High School.

Also, thanks to this year's tournament sponsor, Marion Klein-Pfeiffer of Water Wellness International, for supplying Kangen water to the participants.

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