Ashland boys start strong

South Medford claimed the first match of the day, but it was all Ashland from that point on as the Grizzlies beat the Panthers 6-2 in nonconference boys tennis action Wednesday at Hunter Park.

In the closest match of the day, Ashland's No. — doubles team of Alex Harris and Clint Gorbet defeated Sam Barr and David Wright, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1.


Max Goldman, SM, d. Sean Cleveland, Ash., 6-4, 6-4; Nick Cross, Ash., d. Matthew Gardner, SM, 6-4, 6-3; Tom Mihalyo, SM, d. Nate Harris, Ash., 6-4, 6-0; Noah Cass, Ash., d. Jeff Newman, SM, 7-5, 6-3.


Andrew Cataldo-Minoh Suh, Ash. d. Connor Egan-Dane Pierson, SM, 6-2, 6-1; Jeff Laskos-Quincy Briscoe, Ash., d. Derek Burgett-Josh Graper, SM, 6-4, 6-2; Alex Harris-Clint Gorbet, Ash. d. Sam Barr-David Wright, SM, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1; Ed Dickey-Josh Harris, Ash., d. Chris Shields-Sam Kuhlwein, SM, 6-0, 6-3.

Girls Tennis

At Medford, South Medford opened its season by sweeping the doubles competition from Ashland in a nonconference match at Fichtner-Mainwaring. The Panthers won, 6-2.


Casey Schein, A, def. Marina Todd, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2; Maggie Schein, A, def. Emily Works, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1; Carli Sash, SM, def. Monica Heiken, 6-2, 6-3; Jayme Wilson, SM, def. Emily Minasian, 7-5, 6-4.


Sam Ruffe/ Natalie Ruffe, SM, def. Lila Schreiber/ Christi Gay, 6-3, 6-3; Amanda Gerlick/ Rebecca Christie, SM, def. Kelsey Mills/Allison Claypool, 6-4, 6-2; Lindsay Graper/Danielle Ashpole, SM, def. Asley Blazinsky/Jane Haas, 6-0, 7-5; Stephanie Card/Leah Phenning, SM, def. Zena Shelton/Mackenzie Kitchell, 6-0, 6-1.

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