Rogers rocks Big Al's with three championships
ASHLAND — It was an eventful day for Talent’s Rox Rogers and the Rogers family in Sunday’s conclusion of the three-day Big Al’s Tennis Tournament at Hunter Park.
Rogers was finals champion in three divisions, including the men’s open singles, where he defended his 2017 title by defeating Jacksonville’s Mitchell Steadman, 7-6, 6-2.
The former Ashland High School standout Rogers teamed with both his father and mother for championship crowns as well.
In a men’s open doubles rematch from last season, when the team of Evan Schleining and Ari Zaslow got the edge on Rogers and his father, the Rogers avenged that setback by pulling out a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 battle.
Rox Rogers also claimed the mixed open doubles with his mother, Lori Rogers. The pair topped Emily Beckley and Mitchell Steadman, 6-4, 6-2.
Rox Rogers wasn’t the only player to repeat as champion Sunday as 15-year-old Isabella Bahr defended her title in the women’s open singles championship.
Bahr of Foothill High in Redding, Calif., bested Ashland High alum Ashley Knecht, 6-0, 6-2, repeating the success she saw last season as a sophomore.
Men’s Open Singles
FINALS: Rox Rogers d. Mitchell Steadman, 7-6, 6-2.
Women’s Open Singles
FINALS: Isabelle Bahr d. Ashley Knecht, 6-0, 6-2.
Men’s Open Doubles
FINALS: Kory Rogers-Rox Rogers d. Evan Schleining-Ari Zaslow, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.
Mixed Open Doubles
FINALS: Lori Rogers-Rox Rogers d. Emily Beckley-Mitchell Steadman, 6-4, 6-2.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Ashley Knecht-Mathew Weeber d. Vika O’Brien-Ryan Wilson, NS.
Mixed 6.0 Doubles
FINALS: Eric Ricketts-Sonya Ross d. Larry Drager-Kathy Drager, 6-2, 6-4.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Samuel Tucker-Joy Tucker d. Doug Elam-Helena Elam, 6-0, 6-3.
Mixed 7.0 Doubles
FINALS: Jenny McCormick-Jeff McCormick d. Gino Manicci-Carrie Peters, 7-6, 6-4.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Steven Towers-Elise Towers d. Pieter Daane-Stacy Clouse, 6-4, 5-7, 1-0.
Mixed 8.0 Doubles
FINALS: Matthew Cleveland-Melisma Ramos d. Gary Acheatel-Nora Knox, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Alex Chavez-Shane Collins d. Stacy Miller-Stan Twichell, 6-2, 6-1.
CONSOLATION SEMIFINALS: Stacy Miller-Stan Twitchell d. Fleet Irvine-Dawn White, 6-3, 6-3; Alex Chavez-Shane Collins d. Christie Chiang-Nicholas Lynch, NS.
Mixed 9.0 Doubles
FINAL: Tammy Anderson-Riaan van Zyl d. Debbie Hatch-Rusty White, 6-2, 6-4.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Mischa Kirby-Heidi Lee d. Alan Peterson-Andrea Zundel, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Men’s 3.0 Doubles
ROUND ROBIN: Michael Cole-Samuel Tucker d. Victor Abreo-Ryan Montz, 6-0, 6-1.
Men’s 3.5 Singles
FINAL: Eric Morton d. Jeff McCormick, 6-4, 6-2.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Gurveer Johal d. Wilbur Hutton, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0.
Men’s 3.5 Doubles
FINAL: James Kolker-Vanston Shaw d. Jason Jones- Gino Manicci, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Kristina Smith-Rob Sonsteng d. Jeff McCormick-Steven Towers, 2-6, 6-1, 1-0.
CONSOLATION SEMIFINAL: Kristina Smith-Rob Sonsteng d. Dan Schneirsohn-n/a, 6-4, 6-2.
Men’s 4.0 Singles
FINAL: Matthew Cleveland d. Mauro Sergio de Oliveira, 6-4, 6-2.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Geoff Eyer d. Nicholas Lynch, 6-3, 6-1.
Men’s 4.0 Doubles
FINAL: Robert Haynes-Riaan van Zyl d. Peter Finkle-Lonnie Lindsey, 6-1, 6-0.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Stan Twitchell-Steve Twitchell d. Darin Souza-Mauro Sergio de Oliveira, 6-3, 6-2.
Men’s 4.5 Singles
FINAL: Tom Zimmerman d. Zach Leininger, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Skyler Boles d. Gene Simpson, NS.
Men’s 4.5 Doubles
FINAL: Jonathan Champe-Robert Molthop d. Zach Leininger-Nathan Young, 6-1, 6-2.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Skyler Boles-Evan Montz d. Douglass Neuman-Andris Olins, 6-7, retired.
Women’s 3.0 Singles
FINAL: Courtney Sprague d. Cheryl Fuller, 6-4, 6-2.
Women’s 3.0 Doubles
FINAL: Suanne Cleveland-Lois Cole d. Jeana LeClerc-Elise Towers, 6-3, 2-6, 1-0.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Misty Kufner-Joy Tucker d. Delia Bartow-Deborah Phelps, 6-1, 6-0.
Women’s 3.5 Singles
FINAL: Kali Curtis d. Annelise Sherrill, 6-4, 6-2.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Elise Towers d. Karen Luce, 7-5, 6-2.
Women’s 3.5 Doubles
FINALS: Christina Cota-Shannon Krug d. Seline Pierson-Stacey Clouse, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Christie Chiang-Laura Winters d. Carolyn Kennedy-Virginia Whitener, 6-1, 7-5.
Women’s 4.0 Singles
FINAL: Jenny McCormick d. Alexis Packer, 7-5, 6-1.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Taff Harvey d. Chrissy Edginton, 6-3, 6-3.
Women’s 4.0 Doubles
FINAL: Sylvia Marr-Melisma Ramos d. Barbara Bailey-Joanne Beckett, 6-3, 6-3.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Nancy Hufford-Jenny McCormick d. Shane Collins-Dawn White, 4-6, 6-3, 1-0.
Women’s 4.5 Doubles
FINAL: Meghan Hart-Kim Snow d. Elizabeth Ames-Molthop-Heidi Lee, 6-4, 6-4.
CONSOLATION FINAL: Kristy Anderson-Debbie Hatch d. Stacy Miller-Janay Twitchell, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
American Legion AAA
MEDFORD MUSTANGS 7-1, ROSEBURG DOC STEWART’S 3-0: Jacob Melton tossed a shutout and supplied a solo home run, which was all Medford needed to cap the regular season with a sweep of Roseburg at Harry & David Field.
Melton’s fourth-inning homer in the second game was much needed as his Roseburg counterpart Cody Johnson pitched a complete game gem of his own.
Melton struck out nine and allowed five hits and three walks while Johnson went the distance with eight strikeouts on three hits and three walks.
Like Melton in Game 2, Joe Johnson led the Mustangs from the mound and at the plate in the opener.
Johnson went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. He also had a double and stole a base. On the mound, he fanned seven over seven innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk.
Dylan Marsh went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI for the Mustangs (37-9, 17-3 Area 4), who begin the state tournament Saturday.
Melton went 2-for-4 with an RBI while Zac Ankeny scored twice and Brennen Watts drove in two runs for Medford.
Roseburg Doc Stewart’s1001100—370
Stoffal, Burke (3), Meisner (6) and Holland; Johnson and Geyer. W — Johnson. L — Stoffal. 2B — M: Johnson. HR — R: Lucido.
Roseburg Doc Stewart’s0000000—050
Johnson and Leischner; Melton and Thompson. W — Melton. L — Johnson. 2B — M: Thompson. HR— M: Melton.