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Kahn, Davis lead Ashland boys, girls to district tennis titles

Grant Kahn placed second in boys singles and River Davis placed second in girls singles as Ashland's boys and girls tennis teams both captured Midwestern League district championships Friday at the Eugene Swim and Tennis Club.

The Ashland boys, on the strength of two top-four singles placers and a fourth-place doubles performance, finished with 34 team points to edge second-place Marist (30) and third-place Churchill (29) in the seven-team league. On the girls side, Ashland used two top-four singles finishes and a third-place doubles win to grab 39 points, plenty good enough to best second-place Churchill (29).

Four days after advancing to the semifinals and clinching a berth to next week's state meet, Kahn began Day 2 of the district tournament by beating teammate Michael Montes, 7-5, 6-1. Kahn then fell to Marist's Austin Tyner in the championship match, 6-0, 6-1, while Montes suffered a 4-6, 6-0, 6-2 loss to Springfield's Caleb Davis in the third-place match.

In boys doubles action, Ashland's Carl Gorbett and Jack Thomas fell to Taylor Camelio and Nic Heater of Churchill in the semis, then lost the third-place match to Churchill's Chuck Taylor and Curtis Bineham, 6-4, 6-2.

Davis edged Nicole Adkisson of Churchill in her semifinal match, 6-3, 7-6, before losing in the finals to Churchill's Marilyn Walker, 7-6, 7-5.

Also for Ashland, Ashley Knecht dropped her semifinal match against Walker, losing 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, and later lost the third-place match to Adkisson, 6-4, 6-0. Ashland's top girls doubles team of Hanna Greenberg and Vika O'Brien lost a three-set semifinal match to Lauren Sibole and Haley Marsh of Marist, 6-1, 0-6, 6-4, then bounced back to capture third place with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Churchill's Kiana Jensen and Olivia Caldwell.

Midwestern League tennis

Boys

Team scores — Ashland 34, Marist 30, Churchill 29, Willamette 12, North Eugene 8, Springfield 7, Marshfield 2.

Singles

SEMIFINALS — Austin Tyner, Marist, d. Caleb Davis, S, 6-0, 6-0; Grant Kahn, A, d. Michael Montes, A, 7-5, 6-1.

FINALS — Tyner d. Kahn, 6-0, 6-1.

THIRD-PLACE — Davis d. Montes, 4-6, 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles

SEMIFINALS — Taylor Camelio-Nic Heater, C, d. Carl Gorbett-Jack Thomas, A, 6-1, 6-0; Andrew Stewart-AJ Bartko, M, d. Chuck Taylor-Curtis Bineham, C, 7-6, 6-4.

FINALS — Stewart-Bartko d. Camelio-Heater, 6-1, 6-3.

THIRD-PLACE — Bineham-Taylor d. Gorbett-Thomas, 6-4, 6-2.

Girls

Team scores — Ashland 39, Churchill 29, Marist 26, Willamette 14, Marshfield 10, North Eugene 8, Springfield 0.

Singles

SEMIFINALS — Marilyn Walker, C, d. Ashley Knecht, A, 6-7, 6-4, 6-1; River Davis, A, d. Nicole Adkisson, C, 6-3, 7-6.

FINALS — Walker d. Davis, 7-6, 7-5.

THIRD-PLACE — Adkisson d. Knecht, 6-4, 6-0.

Doubles

SEMIFINALS — Lauren Sibole-Haley Marsh, MT, d. Hanna Greenberg-Vika O'Brien, A, 6-1, 0-6, 6-4; Heidi Boesl-Katie Boesl, M, d. Kiana Jensen-Olivia Caldwell, C, 6-3, 6-0.

FINALS — Sibole-Haley d. Boesl-Boesl, 6-1, 6-2.

THIRD-PLACE — Greenberg-O'Brien, d. Jensen-Caldwell, 6-0, 6-2.

College Track and Field

KLAMATH FALLS — Southern Oregon earned five more event titles Friday during the second day of the 2012 Cascade Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Oregon Tech's John F. Moehl Stadium.

With two days of competition in the books, defending champion Concordia continues to lead both the men's and women's team leaderboards, while Southern Oregon ranks second in the men's rankings and sixth on the women's side. Concordia's 149 points lead the men, with SOU at 116 and Eastern Oregon third with 80. In the women's rankings, CU has 165 points, with College of Idaho's 105 placing second and Eastern Oregon in third at 83, while SOU has 32 points. The championships will conclude today, with competition beginning at 11 a.m.

SOU's Jonz Olander broke the meet record and set a new personal-best time in the 400, winning the event in 47.92 seconds. Eric Avila won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:01.35, with Matt Battaglia less than a second behind at 4:02.25 to take third and earn all-conference honors.

The women's 4x100 relay team set a new program record with a time of 48.15. The team of Amelia Maguin, Nicole Leaf, Angelica Cahee and Mikayla Garrard finished third in the event to earn all-conference recognition. The men's 4x100 relay team, consisting of Sullivan Stevens, Beau Bridge, Brandon Ritchie and Jonz Olander, took the event title with a time of 41.75.

Stevens earned all-conference honors in three events, including his spot on the championship relay team. He also won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.94 and finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.03.

Four Raiders placed among the top five in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, led by event champion James Johnstone. Johnstone finished the race with a time of 9:37.59.