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South Medford's Matt Pronesti is carrying the banner for local tennis players at the 12-school North Medford-Ashland Invitational boys tournament.
Pronesti, top-seeded in the No. 1 singles bracket, won one match Friday to advance into the semifinals of the two-day event at the North Medford High courts.
The tournament format has separate brackets for No. 1 through 4 slots in both singles and doubles.
Pronesti, the Class 6A state singles runner-up last year, defeated Lorne Bulling of Corvallis, 6-1, 6-3 in a first-round match then received a bye into today's semifinals.
In No. 4 singles, Nic Visconti of South Medford moved into the semifinals as did the Ashland No. 4 doubles team of George Cross and Garrett Johnson.
Summit of Bend leads the team standings with 98 points after the opening day. Defending tournament champion Sprague of Salem is second with 78. South Medford and Roseburg are tied for third (60).
TEAM SCORES — Summit 98, Sprague 78, Roseburg 60, South Medford 60, South Salem 50, South Eugene 43, Central Catholic 38, Newburg 36, Corvallis 34, Barlow 31, Ashland 16, North Medford 14,
KLAMATH BASIN INVITATIONAL — At Klamath Falls, Phoenix's Travis Compoy finished tied for third and Dylan Molnar of Ashland tied for fifth at the 15th annual tournament at The Running Y Resort.
Compoy put together a round of 75 and Molnar shot a 76. Sean Greenhood of Enterprise High in Redding, Calif., was the medalist with a 70.
Pleasant Valley of Chico, Calif., won the tournament with a 309 and Modoc, Calif., was second (312). Ashland finished seventh (352) and Phoenix was eighth (369).
TEAM SCORES — Pleasant Valley, Calif., 309, Modoc, Calif., 312, Enterprise, Calif., 323, Shasta, Redding, Calif., 333, Chico, Calif., 340, Foothill, Redding, Calif., 346, Ashland 352, Phoenix 369, Klamath Union 379, Henley 390, Weed, Calif., incomplete.
TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS — 1, Sean Greenhood, Enterprise, 70; 2, Nick Rivera, Shasta, 74; 3 (tie) Travis Compoy, Phoenix, and Tyler Collier, Pleasant Valley, 75; 5 (tie) Dylan Molnar, Ashland, Jonathan Morgan, Modoc, Justin Chambers, Pleasant Valley, and Taylor Manna, Chico, 76; 9, (tie) Trent McQuarrie, Modoc, and Truett Waldon, Shasta, 77.
ASHLAND (352) — Dylan Molnar 36-40—76, Ian Smeenk 39-47—96, Ben Sager 42-44—86, Garrett Ewing 53-53—106.
PHOENIX (369) — Travis Compoy 38-37—75, Alex Hernandez 45-47—92, Ethan Gedde 52-46— 98; George Avgeris 52-52—104.
ASHLAND 9, MARSHFIELD 0 — At Ashland, Ashland's No. 3 doubles team of Cassidy Christopher and Sydney Wisdom fought back from a set down to defeat Lindsay Brown and Spencer Hurbis and secure an Ashland shutout at Hunter Park.
The Grizzlies won every other match in straight sets.
SINGLES — River Davis, A, d. Lucy Jamrichova, 6-2, 6-2; Anne Kim, A, d. Emily Sigloh, 6-0, 6-1; Ashley Knecht, A, d. April Peterson, 6-0, 6-1; Nikole Madonado Leon, A, d. Braeden Kennedy, 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Heidi Boesl-Katie Boesl, 6-3, 6-1; Jennifer Fine-Elana Cooper, A, d. Whitney Smith-Samantha Walker, 6-0, 6-0; Cassidy Christopher-Sydney Wisdom, A, d. Lindsay Brown-Spencer Hurbis, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4; Aly Cook-Katy Barnard, A, d. Desiree Guirado-Annmarie Picket, 7-5, 7-5.
ST. MARY'S DROPS DUAL — At Grants Pass, St. Mary's shot a season low score of 470 but was edged by North Valley by five strokes in a Skyline dual at Dutcher Creek Gof Course.
Jordynn Rothfus topped the Crusaders with a 92.
ST. MARY'S (470) — Jordynn Rothfus 47-45—92, Madi Irving 57-62—119, Dakotah Rothfus 59-66—125, Marianne Powell 64-71—135