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The South Medford girls tennis team won all its matches in straight sets en route to an 8-0 win over cross-town rival North Medford at South Medford High on Tuesday.
Madi Marcus and Caroline Eledge, South's No. 2 doubles pairing, defeated Melissa Rhodes and Whitney Cordes 6-2, 6-1 to remain undefeated on the year.
In the top doubles match, South's Hannah Borg and Corinna Cordes downed Julia Ribeiro and Rachel Arappagis, 6-1, 6-2.
Hayley Steadman, the Panthers' No. 1 singles player, topped Cali Hale, 6-0, 6-4.
South improved to 4-3 with its second win over North this season.
SINGLES — Hayley Steadman, SM, d. Cali Hale, 6-0, 6-4; Lisa Hermann, SM, d. Hannah Von Strahl, 6-1, 6-3; Kealani Creech, SM, d. Sierra Jager, 6-0, 6-0; Janelle Legacion, SM, d. Rylee Houck, 6-2, 7-5.
DOUBLES — Hannah Borg-Corinna Cordes, SM, d. Julia Ribeiro-Rachel Arappagis, 6-1, 6-2; Madi Marcus-Caroline Eledge d. Melissa Rhodes-Whitney Cordes, 6-2, 6-1; Brittany Reese-Bryden Hastey, SM, d. Carson Case-Michaela Mehl, 7-5, 6-3; Sara Christian-Catherine Gustafson, SM, d. Tania Jiminez-Morgan Messer, 6-2, 6-2.
NORTH/SOUTH PLAY SUSPENDED — South Medford's Matt Pronesti, the Panthers' top singles player, downed North Medford's Reid Shipley, 6-0, 6-0, in a match at North Medford that was suspended due to rain. Play is scheduled to continue on a later date.
The No. 2 doubles match was also completed, with South's Fernando Coco Ruiz and Adam Day topping Ryan Trapp and Spencer Ebert.
DISTRICT 6 — Henley's Kaitlin Collum was medalist with an 8-over-par 81 at Rogue Valley Country Club.
St. Mary's was the only team out of seven to field a full squad.
ST. MARY'S (543) — Jordynn Rothfus 62-54—116, Madi Irving 70-64—134, Dakotah Rothfus 69-72—141, Isabelle Suarez 67-85—152.
PHOENIX (inc.) — Allyson Armstrong 63-52—115, Shayla Peterson 75-69—144, Alex Hull 81-77—158.
NORTH VALLEY (inc.) — Tristin Vandehey 65-53—118, Bailey Duncan 61-60—121, Heather Cieri 67-69—136.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (inc.) — Monique Kaldunski 48-48—96, Brioynna Felan 67-74—141, Katelyn Zimmerer 71-74—145.
HENLEY (inc.) — Kaitlin Collum 40-41—81, Kylie Collum 44-42—85.
LAKEVIEW (inc.) — Ashley Reed 65-66—131.
MAZAMA (inc.) — Hannah Reynolds 49-43—92.