Grants Pass girls down Ashland
Led by Elizabeth Williams and Grace Connelly, Grants Pass was able to sweep Ashland in singles and prevail 6-1 in the nonleague girls tennis dual Thursday in Grants Pass.
In a battle of top seeds, Williams topped Ashland’s Lauren Croyle, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6, while Connelly earned a 6-0, 6-4 victory over the Grizzlies’ Stella Bungay.
The Grizzlies’ second-seeded doubles team, JD Miller and Bianca Chesti, picked up the lone win for Ashland, a 6-5, 6-0 winner over the Cavers’ Grace Pitzak and Olivia Bauer.
SINGLES: Elizabeth Williams, GP, d. Lauren Croyle, 6-4, 4-6, 10-6; Grace Connelly, GP, d. Stella Bungay, 6-0, 6-4; Pauline Mindner, GP, d. Lara Rivera Rodriguez, 6-0, 6-0; Autumn Michels, GP, d. Sienna Scoggin, 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES: Berklee Bennett-Shelby Bowen, GP, won by forfeit; JD Miller-Bianca Chesti, A, d. Grace Pitzak-Olivia Bauer, 6-5, 6-0; Emily Titus-Lily Sloan, GP, won by forfeit; Lacey Dean-Lexi Schroeder, GP, vs. Tia Wilhelm-Maddie Vana, 6-4, 4-6, ended early due to rain.
Ashland defaulted two matches and got a gutsy win out of its No. 2 doubles team in a 4-4 nonleague draw with Grants Pass on Thursday at Hunter Park.
In doubles play, the Grizzlies’ Jackson McRae and Gabe Dreyer lost the first set, 1-6, to Christian Pendleton and Kenneth Burton, then rallied in the next two, 7-6 (4) and 10-8.
SINGLES: Rox Rodgers, A, d. Kaleb Murphy, 6-1, 6-0; Mathew Montes, A, d. Jaxon Schatza, 6-7, 6-1, 6-4; Garret Bauer, GP, d. Yize Yuan, 6-4, 6-3; GP wins by default.
DOUBLES: Rob Stallman-Henry Cook, A, d. Jacob Dryden-Mason Craig, 6-0, 6-1; Jackson McRae-Gabe Dreyer, A, d. Christian Pendleton-Kenneth Burton, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 10-8; Alex Skrinar-Chris Walker, GP, d. Charlie Burr-Peter Sloan, 6-3, 6-3; GP wins by default.