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South Medford's No. 2 doubles team of Tanner Johnson and Nick Viscounty rebounded nicely from a second-set loss to pull out a three-set victory and help the Panthers edge Grants Pass 5-3 in Southern Oregon Hybrid boys tennis Tuesday at South Medford High.
After winning a hard-fought opening set, Johnson and Viscounty were nipped in the second by Nik O'Hara and Nathan Trujillo in a tiebreaker, 7-5. The South Medford duo converted a service break early in the third set en route to a 4-1 lead before pulling away for a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1 victory.
The clutch finish was enough to put the Panthers (1-2-3, 1-1-2 SOH) over the top.
SINGLES — Kylar Tosh, SM, d. Drew VanDelden, 6-2, 6-0; Mitch Steadman, SM, d. Blaze Hamann, 6-2, 6-2; John Phelps, SM, d. Jonathan Williams, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Adam Swan, GP, d. Brad Johnson, 6-3, 6-3.
DOUBLES — Robby Hobbs-Zach Williams, GP, d. Blake Bartlett-Adam Day, 6-2, 6-2; Tanner Johnson-Nick Viscounty, SM, d. Nik O'Hara-Nathan Trujillo, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1; Tyler Broyles-Eliot Bald, GP, d. JJ Quirarte-Alex Dent, 6-2, 6-1; Brandon Wolf-Noah Terando, SM, d. Tucker Daniel-Garrett Berkey, 6-1, 7-6 (5).
North Medford 5, Ashland 3
SINGLES — Max Burt, A, d. Logan West, 6,0, 6-2; Ryan Hogan, NM, d. Cannon Dukes, 6-0, 6-4; Tyler West, NM, d. Connor Kaegi, 6-4, 6-3; Daniel Pedersen, NM, d. Kai Weston, 6-4, 6-2.
DOUBLES — Gabe LaMont-Mischa Kirby, A, d. Spencer Ebert-Ryan Trapp, 6-0, 6-2; Grant Kahn-Nathaniel Baize, A, d. Alex Forehand-Kellin Pedersen, 6-0, 6-0; Sebastian Thomsen-Isaiah Williams, NM, d. Nick Benson-Logan Kistler, 6-3, 7-5; Benton Coulman-Kane Garrett, NM, d. Ray Impara-Kai Weston, 6-3, 6-2.