MIFFLINBURG - The 17th annual Burke P. Derr/Karl A. Servinsky Memorial Tennis Tournament was held in Mifflinburg during several weekends in July.
Scott Stieler, Lewisburg, won the men's singles title during the first weekend of play. Stieler won over Peter Csernica, also from Lewisburg, 10 to 7. Csernica finished second and Lewisburg's Jim King won third in a 7 to 4 tie break match over Shu Xu of Bloomsburg.
For the second year in a row, Matt Ludwig, Selinsgrove, and Bill Shambaugh, Harrisburg, won the Open Doubles title at the tournament during the second weekend of play.
The 17th annual Butke P. Derr/Karl A. Servinsky Memorial Tennis Tournament was held in July.Shown is Caroline Servinsky, tournament coordinator, left, handing Scott Stieler his first place award in men’s singles.
Shown is Servinsky handing Bill Shambaugh, left, and Matt Ludwig their first place awards in open doubles.
Shown is Cheryl Hefferman, left, receives her first place award in women’s singles from Jim King, tournament coordinator.
Ludwig and Shambaugh met Jay Moore and Rick Zimmerman, both of Loyalsock Township, in the finals. Both teams were undefeated in the double-elimination tournament, and Ludwig and Shambaugh downed the Loyalsock duo in two matches, 8 to 4 and 6 to 2.
Third place honors went to Peter Csernica and Bob McCormack, both of Lewisburg, who lost to Ludwig and Shambaugh 6 to 2.
On July 27, the tournament concluded with the Mixed Teen Singles. Cheryl Hefferman, Lewisburg, was undefeated in powering her way to first place honors in the Women's Singles during the third weekend of the tournament.
Aimee Snyder finished second, losing a tough 6 to 4 match to Hefferman and Ivy Kramer, Bloomsburg, finished third.
In Teen Singles, Landon Walter, Mifflinburg, won first place in a match with Rob Smith, Selinsgrove, who finished second. Third place went to Tim Sprunt, Lewisburg.
Carter Casimir, Lewisburg, swept the Junior Singles division by downing Tommy Lichtel, Mifflinburg, 4 to 0, in a match called due to rain. Drew King, Lewisburg, finished third.
Christopher Meng of Bloomsburg won the Outstanding Effort award.
About 60 tennis players from seven counties participated in the three-weekend tournament that benefited Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis Inc. (PACFI).
PACFI is an independent, nonprofit, all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that provides services and supports to Pennsylvania individuals and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF) and funds some of the nation's most progressive CF research.