Ashland boy netters knock off Grants Pass

The Ashland boys tennis team won three of four singles matches and split in doubles for a 5-3 nonconference victory over Grants Pass at Hunter Park Monday.

In the top-seeded singles matchup, Robbie Hobbs of Grants Pass got the best of Ashland's Max Burt in a 7-5, 6-3 decision, but Ashland (8-3-3) only lost a combined five sets among its three singles victories.

Ashland's No. 1 doubles tandem, Grant Kahn and Josh Harris, cruised past Cody Matoa and Trevor Van Delden, 6-4, 6-2.

SINGLES — Robbie Hobbs, GP, d. Max Burt, 7-5, 6-3; Michael Montes, A, d. Zach Williams, 6-2, 6-2; Ahanu Yates, A, d. James Van Holme, 6-1, 6-0; Stevie Dickey, A, James Van Holme, 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES — Grant Kahn-Josh Harris, A, d. Cody Matoa-Trevor Van Delden, 6-4, 6-2; Dakota Clayton-Blaze Hamanu, GP, d. Carl Gorbett-Ian Murray, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5; Simon Meinckel-Marcos Vasquez, GP, d. Forrest Kollar-Garrett Johnson, 7-6, 6-2; Cal Thomas-George Cross, A, d. Nathan Trujillo-Santhey Vaz, 7-5, 6-2.

College Track and Field

Southern Oregon senior Dennis Olstedt has been named the Cascade Conference Red Lion Track Athlete of the Week.

The honor comes on the heels of an impressive weekend at the Pacific Twilight in Forest Grove.

Olstedt earned an NAIA "A" standard mark in the 400-meter hurdles with a winning time of 53.66. The time is the fastest in the conference this year and ranks fourth all-time at SOU.

Olstedt also teamed with Alex Waroff, Brandon Ritchie and Jonz Olander to earn a "B" standard time in the 4x400 relay. The time of 3:16.60 broke the meet record and is the second fastest time in school history.

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