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Rox Rogers rocks Big Al's with three tournament titles

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.

Sunday’s Results

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.

Photo courtesy of alex KnechtRox Rogers, left, and his father Kory captured the men’s doubles open division titles this weekend at the Big Al’s Tennis Tournament. The younger Rogers won three different championships at the tournament, including defending his singles title.