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GRANTS PASS — South Medford sophomore Kyler Tosh didn't drop a game in No. 1 singles and improved to 7-2 on the season as his Panthers tied Grants Pass, 4-4, in boys tennis Tuesday.
South Medford (5-2-2, 4-1-1 SOH) won the top three singles matches with stellar play by Tosh, Mitch Steadman and Ben Vaughn. The Panthers also won at No. 2 doubles to forge the tie.
SINGLES — Kyler Tosh, SM, d. Nico Blanco, 6-0, 6-0; Mitch Steadman, SM, d. Drew VanDelden, 6-2, 6-1; Ben Vaughn, SM, d. Jon Williams, 6-4, 7-5; Nick O'Hara, GP, d. John Killam, 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES — Ben Widdison-Pedro Veira, GP, d. Will Kramer-Jorge Salazar, 6-2, 5-7, 10-4; Johnny Phelps-Noah Terando, SM, d. Tucker Daniel-Tyler Broyles, 4-6, 6-1, 13-11; Barrett Titus-Aaron Leenknecht, GP, d. Nate Whitley-Conley Thom, 6-0, 6-2; Jacob Guerru-Nathan Trujillo, GP, d. Cody Schultz-Alex Dent, 6-1, 6-2.
NORTH MEDFORD 4, ASHLAND 4 — River Davis and Ashley Knecht earned the top two singles victories to pace Ashland, which also got wins in the top two doubles spots, while North Medford's Rachel Forrest and Bailey Cowen also won in singles to help force a nonconference tie at North Medford High.
The Black Tornado moved its record to 4-4-1.
SINGLES — River Davis, A, d. Hannah VonStrahl, 6-3, 6-2; Ashley Knecht, A, d. Kristina Ribeiro, 6-0, 6-0; Rachel Forrest, NM, d. Emily Haptonstall, 6-1, 6-3; Bailey Cowen, NM, d. Rosabele Heime, 6-1, 6-2.
DOUBLES — Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, d. Alexa Inman-Bethany Hagloch, 6-0, 6-0; Katy Barnard-Cass Christopher, A, d. Savannah Chambers-Madelyn Duer, 6-0, 6-0; Anne Miller-Morgan Messer, NM, d. Hannah Barchet-Lili Patton, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4; Laura Whitney-McKenna Cromwell, NM, d. Sarah Kaufman-Mimi Sharp, 6-4, 6-2.
GRANTS PASS 5, SOUTH MEDFORD 3 — Grants Pass captured three of four singles matches in the SOH match at South Medford High.
The Panthers fell to 7-3 overall and 7-2 in conference.
SINGLES — Amanda Solar, GP, d. Rylee Houck, 6-1, 6-2; Kelsey Lucido, GP, d. Erin Vieira, 6-0, 6-0; Natasha Matola, GP, d. Andie Devries, 6-4, 6-4; Kali Curtis, SM, d. Olivia DeJanvier, 6-1, 6-3.
DOUBLES — McKenna Stephenson-Abi Johnson, GP, d. Abi Borg-Kelsey Bartlett, 6-2, 6-0; Grace Connelly-Kayna Nicholas, GP, d. Alex Moore-Anna Johnson, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5); Kenadi Schultz-Kala Fain, SM, d. Shelbie LaPan-Natalie LeMoss, 6-4, 6-3; Lauren Knotz-Martin-Cassidy Herick, SM, d. P.J. Blakely-Jasmine Navarro, 6-2, 0-6, 6-3.
ALL-SKYLINE — At Klamath Falls, Hidden Valley wrapped up the Skyline Conference title in the final regular season tournament at Harbor Links Golf Course.
Austin Johnson's 78 led the Mustangs, whose 1,409 strokes in four league tourneys bested runner-up Henley (1,461).
Mazama's Bryce Wortman was medalist with a 73.
Phoenix placed fourth and finished the regular season in fourth.
HENLEY (336) — Robert Ferguson 36-39—75, Dayton Skinner 39-37—76, Matt Moraweic 51-41—92, Gunnard Lindsay 47-46—93.
HIDDEN VALLEY (350) — Austin Johnson 41-37—78, Tanner Hanks 42-44—86, Jacob Fields 44-47—91, Joseph Baker 52-43—95.
NORTH VALLEY (363) — Max Valle 44-44—88, Kade Toledo 48-42—90, Broc Sharp 46-46—92, Cole DeLourcey 48-45—93.
PHOENIX (403) — Austin Jeandin 47-46—93, Ethan Gedde 42-51—93, Travis Treadway 56-52—108, Tyler Crawford 56-53—109.
KLAMATH UNION (Inc.) — Kyler Kensler 44-45—89, Jesse Hunt 55-51—106, Dylan Armstrong 71-65—136.
MAZAMA (Inc.) — Bryce Wortman 34-39—73, Michael Blake 53-56—109, Shane Healy 62-62—124.