Grizz boys rout Panthers

The Ashland High boys tennis team swept in doubles and earned singles victories from Nate Harris and Scott Hubbard Wednesday to earn a 6-2 nonleague victory over South Medford at Hunter Park.

South Medford's top singles players Matt Pronesti and Derek Burgett scored the lone wins for the Panthers. Burgett dropped the first set 6-0 to Chas Barnard at No. 2 singles but was able to regroup and win the final two sets 6-4 and 6-3.

Ashland's doubles teams dominated, winning all four matches in straight sets without dropping more than two games in any one set.

"We'll be pretty strong in doubles," Ashland head coach Dick Streng said, "and we might surprise some teams later on in April with our singles. They're doing pretty well and they're a very cohesive group of kids, which makes it easier on their coach."

Ashland, which improved to 2-0, is off until Tuesday's match at North Medford.

SINGLES — Matt Pronesti, SM, d. Clint Gorbett, 6-0, 6-1; Derek Burgett, SM, d. Chas Barnard, 0-6, 6-4, 6-3; Nate Harris, A, d. Jon Gerlick, 6-0, 6-2; Max Burt, A, d. Scott Hubbard, 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES — Josh Harris-Min oh Suh, A, d. Cody Anders-David Smith, 6-0, 6-2; Jeff Laskos-Alex Harris, A, d. Trevor Brown-Tyler Wells, 6-0, 6-0; Carl Gorbett-Artie Lawniczak, A, d. Ben Gustafson-Tyler Peterson, 6-0, 6-1; Wynn Michael-Lev Silberstein, A, d. Travis Pratt-Nick Viscounty, 6-2, 6-1.

Girls Tennis

South Medford won all but one match on the singles side in a 5-3 nonconference win over Ashland Wednesday at Medford.

The Panthers (2-0) begin their Southwest Conference season by hosting South Eugene on April 3. They defeated North Medford, 5-3, in a nonconference matchup on Monday.

South's top singles player Marina Todd defeated Lara Urquizu, 6-1, 6-3. Ashland's No. 1 doubles pairing of Emily Minasian and Katie Patton edged Esther Wenger and Madi Sash, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

SINGLES — Marina Todd, SM, d. Lara Urquizu, A, 6-1, 6-3; Emilie McGeary, SM, d. Morgan Carne, A, 6-3, 6-3; Meris B, A, d. Ellie Terando, SM, 6-2, 6-3; Hayley Steadman, SM, d. Elana Cooper, A, 7-5, 6-3.

DOUBLES — Emily Minasian-Katie Patton, A, d. Esther Wenger-Madi Sash, SM, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5); Abby Kollar-Danit Hubbell, A, d. Amber Savage-Janelle Legacion, SM, 6-4, 6-1; Caroline Eledge-Laura Eledge, SM, d. Jennifer Fine-Nayeon Kim, A, 6-3, 6-1; Riley Finnegan-Madi Marcus, SM, d. Haley Haynes-Chloe Bair, A, 6-1, 6-2.

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