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The South Medford girls tennis team swept in singles action en route to a 6-2 victory over cross-town rival North Medford in a Southwest Conference meet at North Medford High on Tuesday.
Top-seeded Kelsey Bartlett defeated North's No. 1 Taylor Cavanagh, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the way.
In doubles action, the Black Tornado's top pairing of Riley Finnegan and Abi Borg beat Halli Rousell and Rayna Carson, 6-2, 6-1. Vanna Chambers and Nikki Cummings, North's No. 2 squad, held off Brittany Reese and Erin Viera, 6-4, 6-3.
Madelyn Duer and Rachel Forrest bounced back from a second-set loss to top Kayla Sain and Kali Curtis, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, in the No. 4 match.
SINGLES — Kelsey Bartlett, SM, d. Taylor Cavanagh, 6-0, 6-0; Haley Steadman, SM, d. Jacqueline Bradford, 6-3, 6-0; Caroline Eledge, SM, d. Bailey Cohen, 6-1, 6-1; Kealani Creech, SM, d. Anne Miller, 6-0, 6-3.
DOUBLES — Riley Finnegan-Abi Borg, SM, d. Halli Rousell-Rayna Carson, 6-2, 6-1; Vanna Chambers-Nikki Cummings, NM, d. Brittany Reese-Erin Viera, 6-4, 6-3; Catherine Gustafon-Andrea Devries, SM, d. Alexa Inman-Morgan Messer, 6-1, 6-0; Madelyn Duer-Rachel Forrest, NM, d. Kayla Sain-Kali Curtis, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
ASHLAND 5, GRANTS PASS 3 — At Grants Pass, Ashland's No. 2 doubles team of Katy Barnard and Elana Cooper rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the third set to beat Brittany Blacksmith and Maria Palamino, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, and clinch the team win for the Grizzlies.
Ashland's Cass Christopher overcame an early deficit to beat Natasha Matola, 7-5, 6-4, in the No. 3 singles match.
SINGLES — Ashley Knecht, A, d. Megan Ward, 6-0, 6-0; Anne Kim, A, d. Larissa Silva, 6-3, 6-2; Cass Christopher, A, d. Natasha Matola, 7-5, 6-4; Amanda Solar, GP, d. Emily Haptonstall, 6-0, 6-1.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Abi Johnson-McKenna Stephenson, 6-1, 6-0; Katy Barnard-Elana Cooper, A, d. Brittany Blacksmith-Maria Palamino, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5; Natalie Justema-Hannah Knickenburg, GP, d. Hannah Barchet-Lilli Patton, 6-3, 6-1; Rachael Berkey-Sara Rezendes, GP, d. Olivia Butler-Ellie Case, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
NORTH MEDFORD 4, SOUTH MEDFORD 4 — South Medford's top two singles players, Kylar Tosh and Mitch Steadman, didn't drop a game in the Southwest Conference match at South Medford High.
In No. 1 doubles, juniors Kyle Campbell and Ryan Hogan of North Medford (0-3-1, 0-2-1 SOH) prevailed over Blake Bartlett and Tanner Johnson, 6-3, 7-5.
South Medford's record is 0-0-2 overall and 0-0-1 in league.
SINGLES — Kylar Tosh, SM, d. Logan West, 6-0, 6-0; Mitch Steadman, SM, d. Tyler West, 6-0, 6-0; Daniel Pederson, NM, d. John Phelps, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3; Spencer Ebert, NM, d. John Killam, 6-4, 6-4.
DOUBLES — Kyle Campbell-Ryan Hogan, NM, d. Blake Bartlett-Tanner Johnson, 6-3, 7-5; Adam Day-Nick Viscounty, SM, d. Kellin Pederson-Kane Garrett, 6-2, 6-1; Kai Elam-JJ Quirarte, SM, d. Benton Coulman-Alex Forehand, 6-2, 6-2; Sebastian Thompson-Isaiah Williams, NM, d. Brandon Wolf-Chase Carson, 6-4, 7-5.
ASHLAND 4, GRANTS PASS 4 — At Grants Pass, Ashland No. 4 singles player Kai Weston won a marathon match against Ben Widdison of Grants Pass, 7-5, 5-7, 13-11, to help Ashland secure the tie.
SINGLES — Robby Hobbs, GP, d. Grant Kahn, 6-3, 3-0 (injury default); Blaze Hamann, GP, d. Mischa Kirby, 6-4, 0-6, 11-9; Drew Van Delden, GP, d. Gabriel LaMont, 6-3, 6-4; Kai Weston, A, d. Ben Widdison, 7-5, 5-7, 13-11
DOUBLES — Michael Montes-Max Burt, A, d. Zach Williams-Jonathan Williams, 6-7, 6-1, 10-2; Cannon Dukes-Nathaniel Baize, A, d. Nick O'Hara-Nathan Trujillo, 7-5, 6-1; Logan Kiseler-Nick Benson, A. d. Eliot Bald-Tyler Broyles, 6-2, 4-6, 10-6; Tucker Daniel-Adam Swan, GP, d. Ray Impara-Jordon O'Donnell, 6-2, 6-2.
EAGLE POINT WINS — At Bandon, Lindsay Neussl placed second overall to help Eagle Point win its first match of the season in a four-way golf meet at Bandon Crossing Golf Course Monday.
Neussl shot a 97, while medalist Jessica Young of Gold Beach posted an 88.
The Eagles registered a 449 team total to 504 for Bandon. Gold Beach and North Bend did not field full teams.
EAGLE POINT (449) — Lindsay Neussl 97, Sariah Beal 114, Keri Mayfield 115, Taylor Hines 123.