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Rogers claims fourth Big Al’s singles title

ASHLAND — Former Ashland High standout Rox Rogers continued his dominance at his hometown tournament, winning his second straight and fourth overall Big Al’s men’s open singles championship with a dominant win Sunday afternoon at Hunter Park.

The second-seeded Rogers, who was also a singles champion in 2017 and 2018, beat Hunter Fujimori 6-2, 6-0 to claim the $3,000 prize.

Rogers and Fujimori, a Mililani, Hawaii native, were teammates this past spring at George Fox University.

Rogers and another George Fox teammate, Eugene native Alle Banna, won the men’s doubles title with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Fujimori and Jackson Whittaker.

A late change saw Rogers not compete in the doubles tournament with his father, Kory. As a result, he teamed up with Banna, who was the top seed in the men’s open singles division.

Rogers and Banna dropped all two games combined in their quarterfinal and semifinal wins.

The father-son Rogers tandem had previously won the 2018 and 2019 doubles titles and lost by default in last year’s final.

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