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Stark chosen for induction to Oregon Hall of Fame

Former Medford tennis great Jonathan Stark will be inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum as part of its 30th anniversary class.

Stark will join six others in the class of 2009, raising the total number of members to more than 330.

The presentations will be made at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland on Sept. 29.

Stark is the director of junior tennis at Seattle Tennis Club.

The South Medford High graduate went on to star at Stanford, earning All-American honors in 1990 and '91 before turning professional.

Stark captured two ATP Tour singles titles and had a career-high ranking of No. 36 in the world. His wins were in 1993 in Bolzano, Italy, over Cedric Pioline and in 1996 in the Singapore Open over Michael Chang.

Stark was even more formidable in doubles, climbing to No. 1 ranking.

He won 20 tour doubles events, including the French Open in 1994 with Byron Black, Wimbledon mixed doubles in 1995 with Martina Navratilova and the 1997 World Doubles Championships with Rick Leach.

He was a four-time member of the U.S. Davis Cup team.

Other 2009 inductees are former Oregon State and NBA basketball superstar Gary Payton; Stan and Pete Brock, football brothers who played at Jesuit High and the University of Colorado before entering the NFL; Jerry Cundari, national and international amateur golf champion; Tom Levak, national and international karate masters champion; Anna Maria Lopez, outstanding volleyball and basketball player at St. Mary's Academy and USC, and who is now the athletic director at t St. Mary's; and Chuck Richards, Olympic pentathlete and amateur sports philanthropist.