Ashland boys slip by North in tennis

March 21, 2012

Ashland stormed through the top two singles matches and won three of four in doubles to edge North Medford 5-3 in nonconference boys tennis Tuesday at the District Courts at North Medford High.

Grant Kahn scored a 6-2, 6-1 win and Michael Montes added a 6-1, 6-1 win to lead the Grizzlies in singles competition.

North Medford picked up a pair of singles wins from Troy Behnke and Kyle Campbell and also won the No. 1 doubles match, with Johnathan Bybee and Hunter Grow outlasting Carl Gorbett and Jack Thomas, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

SINGLES — Grant Kahn, Ash, d. Kenny Pedersen, 6-2, 6-1; Michael Montes, Ash, d. Elijah Von Strahl, 6-1, 6-1; Troy Behnke, NM, d. George Cross, 6-4, 6-4; Kyle Campbell, NM, d. Gabriel Lamont, 6-1, 6-4.

DOUBLES — Johnathan Bybee-Hunter Grow, NM, d. Carl Gorbett-Jack Thomas, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Forrest Kollar-Ahanu Yates, Ash, d. Ryan Hogan-Logan West, 6-3, 6-3; Will Small-Tanner Hoover, Ash, d. Reid Shipley-Landon Sherbourne, 6-4, 7-6 (10-5); Ryan Allen-Lanny Delgado, Ash, d. Ryan Trapp-Bentley Coulman, 6-1, 6-1.

SOUTH MEDFORD 8, GRANTS PASS 0 — At Grants Pass, Matt Pronesti, the Class 6A state runner-up last season, and newcomer Jack Delaney led South Medford (1-0) in the top two singles spots in the Southern Oregon Hybrid match.

Pronesti, a senior, defeated Robby Hobbs, 6-3, 6-0. Delaney, a standout on the Panthers' basketball team, is out for tennis for the first time and downed Zach Williams in his season-opening match, 6-3, 6-0.

SINGLES — Matt Pronesti, SM, d. Robby Hobbs, 6-3, 6-0; Jack Delaney, SM, d. Zach Williams, 6-3, 6-0; Jon Gerlick, SM, d. Blaze Hamann, 6-3, 6-2; Brad Johnson, SM, d. Drew Van Delden, 6-3, 6-7, 10-7.

DOUBLES — Marius Strack-Mitch Steadman, SM, d. Nathan Trujillo-Nick O'Hara, 6-1, 6-2; Adam Day-Fernando Coco Ruiz, SM, d. Elliot Bald-Tyler Broyles, 6-2, 6-1; Tanner Johnson-Alvaro Martin-Rivera, SM, d. Santley Rolls-Tucker Daniel, 7-5, 6-2; Nick Visconti-Mike Myers, SM, d. Chapman Voris-Jacob Guerra, 6-2, 6-3.


Girls Tennis

SOUTH MEDFORD 5, GRANTS PASS 3 — Lisa Hermann, Haley Steadman and Kealani Creech each earned singles victories to help lead South Medford to the Southern Oregon Hybrid victory at South Medford High.

SINGLES — Lisa Hermann, SM, d. Domi Tortiger, 6-0, 6-3; Haley Steadman, SM, d. Megan Ward, 6-1, 6-3; Alex Schulte, GP, d. Janelle Legacion, 6-0, 6-1; Kealani Creech, SM, d. Keelee Dean, 6-2, 6-1.

DOUBLES — Madi Marcus-Caroline Eledge, SM, d. Maria Palomino-Rachel Berkey, 6-1, 6-2; Hannah Borg-Corinna Cordes, SM, d. Natalie Justema-Brittany Blacksmith, 6-1, 6-0; CeCe Young-Kelsey Lucido, GP, d. Catherine Gustafson-Sara Christian, 3-6, 6-4, 10-6; Zizi Nowak-Shellie Wytcherley, GP, d. Brittany Reese-Genna Tutland, 6-4, 7-6.

ASHLAND 7, KLAMATH UNION 1 — At Ashland, River Davis won in the No. 1 singles match and the doubles team of Hanna Greenberg and Ashley Knecht triumphed in the No. 1 position to lead Ashland.

Davis defeated Marisa Doveri, 6-1, 7-5, and Greenberg and Knecht won 6-0, 6-0 over Allie Sun and Julie Xu.

SINGLES — River Davis, A, d. Marisa Doveri, 6-1, 7-5; Vika O'Brien, A, d. Mady Mirande, 6-0, 6-0; Nikole Maldonado Leon, A, d. Kristen Daveri, 6-0, 6-4; Kim Velasque, KU, d. Megan Mortimer-Lamb, 6-3, 6-2.

DOUBLES — Hanna Grennberg-Ashley Knecht, A, d. Allie Sun-Julie Xu, 6-0, 6-0; Jennifer Fine-Halie Haynes, A, d. Brittany Meyer-Chase Keeney, 6-0, 6-1; Elana Cooper-Katy Barnard, A, d. Sarah Pardon-Beanna Cabruda, 6-0, 6-0; Cassidy Christopher-Sydney Wisdom, A, d. Savannah Rosario-Michelle Alvarado 6-0, 6-0.


Girls Golf

SOH MATCH — At Eagle Point, Christina Phelps of South Medford was medalist and Roseburg claimed the team title in a match at Eagle Point Golf Club.

Southern Oregon Hybrid teams made up the field but the event didn't count in league standings.

Phelps shot an 81 on the par-72 layout, six shots better than Roseburg's Claire Dittemore. Roseburg had the low team score of 374, followed by North Medford's 424.

TEAM SCORES — Roseburg 374, North Medford 424, Grants Pass 425, South Medford 449, Crater 471. Ashland, Eagle Point incomplete.

ROSEBURG (374) — Claire Dittemore 43-44—87, Ashlynn Person 44-44—88, Kiana Cash 51-46—97, Kayla Epperly 51-51—102.

NORTH MEDFORD (424) — Caiti Barrie 53-50—103, Madi Richards 57-47—104, Taylor Norris 56-51—107, Monica Godfrey 54-56—110.

GRANTS PASS (425) — Morgan Mahaffie 43-45—88, Shelby DeRocher 51-58—109, Donnie Thomason 59-52—111, Taylor Strichter 68-49—117.

SOUTH MEDFORD (449) — Christina Phelps 40-41—81, Hanna Fritz 58-56—114, Tessa Spivey 55-61—116, Courtney Littrell 75-63—138.

CRATER (471) — Mackenzie Guthrie 51-51—102, Fallon Wallace 48-64—112, Jessica Juvinall 61-65—126, Breanne Souza 68-63—131.

ASHLAND (inc.) — Jenna Schweizer 51-63—114, Carly Walker 60-82—142.

EAGLE POINT (inc.) — Lindsey Neussl 63-58—121, Maddie Moore 75-63—138.