Singles players help Grizz nip Roseburg
ASHLAND - Ari Zaslow opened with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Cory Frazer as the Ashland boys tennis team dominated the singles matches en route to a 6-3, Southern Oregon Conference win over Roseburg on Tuesday.
Spencer Grieb came back for the Indians with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Shane Lloyd at No. 2 singles, but the Grizzlies swept the remaining singles matches.
"It was a very competitive match," said Ashland coach Dick Streng. "I thought they were real strong and I also thought we were lucky to get out of here with a win.
"A couple of very close matches, but our singles played pretty well today."
Jonathon Willing cruised past Roseburg's Joseph Lee, 6-1, 6-0, and Ross Mather followed up with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ross Evenson.
"I thought Ross Mather and Jonathon Willing played above their heads," said Streng. "They were really consistent with their strokes today."
Ashland (10-2, 7-1 SOC) travels to Portland this weekend for the Jesuit Metro Tournament, which the Grizzlies won last season.
SINGLES - Ari Zaslow, A, d. Cory Frazer, 6-0, 6-1; Spencer Grieb, R, d. Shane Lloyd, 6-1, 6-4; Jonathon Willing, A, d. Joseph Lee, 6-1, 6-0; Ross Mather, A, d. Ross Evenson, 6-1, 6-1; Jer-wei Chang, A, d. Heath Westbrook, 6-0, 6-3.
DOUBLES - Evan Schleining-Kevin Spears, A, d. Stewart Wetmore-Jared Schricker, 6-3, 6-3; Tyler Coke-Jacob Doty, A, d. Mike Rising-Zane Consiglio-Lahti, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Dev Patel-Daniel Lander, R, d. Matt Sander-Nick Foster, 6-1, 7-6; Nick Vessos-Pete Cavagnaro, R, d. Cory Lescher-Myles Rooklyn, 6-3, 1-6, 6-0.
Grants Pass 9, South Medford 0
At Grants PassSINGLES - Megan Moon, GP, d. Sarah Close, 6-0, 6-1; Melissa Dean, GP, d. Margaret Moore, 6-1, 6-1; Michelle Bellamy, GP, d. Ashley Ingledew, 6-3, 6-3; Kelly Hamlyn, GP, d. Kelly Rulon, 6-1, 6-0; Katie Tardieu, GP, d. Kendall Hess, 6-2, 6-2.
DOUBLES - Beth Wessels-Jessica Albertson, GP, d. Emma Close-Nicole Hoyal, 6-1, 6-1; Nichole Hicks-Ariel Siemens, GP, d. Kaileen Amish-Kelli Murphy, 6-0, 6-3; Kai Rossman-Dawn Ackerman, GP, d. Jenna Johnson-Annie McConnell, 6-0, 6-1; Ashley Hurst-Mariko Minegisha, GP, d. Kendall Hess-Sarah Wells, 6-2, 6-3.
Ashland 5, Roseburg 4
At RoseburgSINGLES - Becky Korrell, R, d. Amy Koskella, 6-0, 6-1; Stacy Wetmore, R, d. Lauren Sargent, default; Heather Bartlett, R, d. Kendall Danielle, 6-2, 6-2; Marion Kress, R, d. Camille Morris, 6-2, 6-2; Kailen Strickland, A, d. Megan Siepert, 6-2, 7-6.
DOUBLES - Jessica Baker-Ali Gardiner, A, d. Galaxy Slight-Shelly Lee, 6-2, 6-1; Sam Holtey-Rachel Frires, A, d. Lynsee Gonzalez-Sonu Allen, 6-1, 7-5; Chelsea VanLehn-Kate Morris, A, d. Amy Dorius-Emily Gawne, 7-5, 4-6, 6-3; Sarah Cate-Caitlin Johnson, A, d. Kirsten Evenson-Valerie Janelli, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6.