Rain doesn't slow tennis tournament


Jim Swiggart didn't have to look to confirm that the U.S. Tennis Association's Intermountain Section 12-year-old Memorial Day tennis tournament was a success.

The event he directed was finished by 1 p.m. Sunday despite dodging a weekend full of action-delaying rain storms.

His son, Jamey, meanwhile didn't even start play in the finals of a Denver tournament similarly stricken until 7:30 p.m.

"It was another testament to great kids, great parents and our facility," Swiggart said.

The three-day tournament attracted more than 50 players to Steamboat. They included many of the top talents in the eight-state region.

Luke Lorenz won the boy's title, defeating Ryan Kempin, 6-3, 6-2.

Taylor Calton defeated Samantha Smith, 6-1, 6-1, to take the girls championship.

Calton also teamed with Kate Cusick to beat Payton Fielding and Kalyssa Hall to win the doubles title, 6-3, 6-2.

Carla Dallman and Casey Ross won the tournament's sportsmanship awards.


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